One of the training tools we use on Enter Shaolin is a Wing Chun Rice Trainer. It’s a good tool to use, especially for solo practicing. 🙂
We have people from all over the world joining our family and a lot of them have been wanting to buy their own.
While we found that you can purchase this trainer on Amazon like we did, for some outside the U.S.A., the shipping cost make this inexpensive piece of equipment out of the reach of some.
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One of our members Phil, who also trains with Sifu Larry locally (he’s one of my training buddies too) created a rice trainer bag from scratch for under $20. He already had the makiwara board and canvas bags, hence why I titled this post $60 or less.
Phil said it was really simple, so we asked him if he could please send us some pictures, video, and a quick how to for those of you who want to build your own.
Steps On How To Build Your Own Wing Chun Rice Trainer
- Two 3/4 pipe mounts
- One antenna spring
- One 1o in. x 1/2 in. carriage bolt
- One 1 1/2 ft. wooden dowel rod
- 2×6 x 5 ft. wooden board
- Makiwara Board or thick phone book
- 2 Single striking bags or 1 double striking bag
- Rice to fill up your bags
- Start by mounting the pipe brackets on top of each other as shown.
- Drill one end of your dowel rod with a 3/8 in. paddle bit.
- Run the carriage bolt through the antenna spring then into the end of the dowel rod.
- Screw the bolt into the wood.
- Fill up your canvas bag(s) with rice.
- Mount either makiwara board and/or rice bags.
(Ours has two single canvas bags at the top and one makiwara board at the bottom.)
* Even a thick phone book covered in canvas could work in a pinch.
- Mount trainer to the wall making sure to attach to the studs in your wall.
Here’s Phil practicing with his DIY Wing Chun rice trainer:
Pretty neat huh?
We have had several members build their own gear from jongs to these trainers. I had a member send me his specs last year on a jong built from PVC pipe! Sadly, somehow the conversation got deleted and I forgot what his name was, sadly. If you are him, please forgive me and please re-send me your information so I can feature your awesome work!
Have you built any of your own training equipment? If so, please share. If you would like us to feature you in our next blog post, send us specs and details on how you made your training equipment, pics and if you are feeling spunky a video of you using the equipment to: [email protected]
Blessings & Happy Training,
& The Enter Shaolin Family