Sashi Ishi Handle
Modern Exercise science is just now relearning what martial arts masters have
known for centuries, extending the weight beyond the hand greatly increases the
difficulty and benefit of weight training.
The sashi ishi is a integral component of traditional Okinawan martial arts.
The use of extra weights was called Hojo Undo, or supplementary exercises, and
used many unique and effective training tools. Originally, these were made by
attaching a handle to a rock. Now, with modern interchangeable weight plates
you can have a sashi ishi that will remain a challenge no matter how much you
This handle accepts Olympic-sized 2" weight plates. Simply slip the plate down
the handle until it rests on the attached weight stop on the end. Then use the
spring collar to keep it in place. Add as much or as little weight as you want.
Sashi ishi like training tools show up in almost every martial arts tradition
because they are a great way to build grip core, leg and posterior chain
strength. While sashi ishi training is mostly done by Goju Ryu nowadays, it was
once common to every karate style. Similar tools are also common to Kung Fu and
Indian martial arts. Many of the exercises are similar to heavy kettlebell
In the box: 1 handle (24")
2 spring collars
Weight plates not included.
Please contact me if you have any questions. The sashi ishi handle is part of
a whole line Hojo Undo equipment I make including chi ishi, nigiri game
gripping jars), makiwara (striking posts), kongoken (weighted oval), and
tetsutaba. There are virtually no suppliers of these items so I'm happy to do