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I was once asked if it were necessary to achieve what I call karate knuckles to practice and apply karate and my answer was a quick and final, "no." I train/trained with the makiwara. I still do but less than when I began karate. I believe in the makiwara as a training tool for karate-ka. I don't require it of any student but I will teach it and let a student know if they intend to practice a traditional/classical form of karate then it is a part and parcel of that practice.
So, back to the question, what thoughts come to your mind when you see a karate-ka with the below karate knuckles?
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