Breaking

All Blue Belt and Up testing Candidates must break on the upcoming test. If you have not broken before, it is recommended you break before the test. And then on the test you will be more prepared to meet your braking requirement.

ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO GET WOOD FOR BREAKING

Tuxis Lumber in Madison…Just off Exit 61 (Route 79 exit) in Madison.
If you call them tell explain that you are ordering “Karate” wood for breaking. Tuxis has what is called Number Two Pine Wood and it is rough on one side and smooth on the other side and it is not expensive.     This wood is used specifically for Breaking.    TUXIS WILL CUT THE WOOD FOR YOU NO EXTRA CHARGE.

Pine Wood comes in:  Select Cut; #1; #2; #3 Cuts.   Select Cut can cost 50 dollars for a 7 foot section….#1 – 40 dollars….# 2 – 25 dollars….# 3 – 20 dollars or less.

The wood at Tuxis is #2 and because it is only smooth on one side it is fairly cheap.   It prices out like #3 Pine.  FOR BREAKING THE CHEAPEST WOOD IS USED….AFTER ALL IT IS BEING BROKEN,,,,NOT USED FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

SIZING OF WOOD   THE WOOD WILL BE ABOUT 12 INCHES WIDE AND THEN THE LENGTH CAN BE 7,10, 14 FEET OR MORE.  FROM HERE TUXIS WILL CUT THE LENGTH DOWN ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU TELL THEM.

1.  For 10,11 year olds:         12 inches x 7.5 inches – EACH PIECE.
2.  For middle school kids:      12 inches x 8.5 inches EACH PIECE.
3.  HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULTS:      12 inches x 10.5 inches EACH PIECE.

A SEVEN FOOT SECTION OF THE “KARATE”  WOOD FOR BREAKING WILL GIVE YOU ENOUGH PIECES FOR BREAKING.