The Makoto arena is a triangle, 7'3" feet from base to apex (10'4" at its widest point) with indestructible 6' steel posts rising from each corner. Using your hands, feet and/or staff, you respond to audio and visual prompts from each post. Your reaction time and accuracy - hitting the lighted area - are measured electronically, so you can compete with yourself or others. The speed of the prompts is easily adjusted for varying abilities.
Therapists, trainers, educators, and athletes all remark on how Makoto achieves their purpose while feeling more like a game than therapy or training. And we all know we work hardest when we are at play.
Frequently integrated into the training schedule of professional sports teams, Makoto increases the neurological connections between the brain and the body resulting in improved mental acuity, cognitive ability, reaction time and overall better coordination and performance. Most importantly, Makoto improves your mental focus and physical abilities while you're having fun.
The Makoto arena measures your reaction time and accuracy, so each time you try it you are given a benchmark to improve upon. The sound and light frequency can be set according to each person's ability. Competitive games and how to use it - for personal training, intra-team competition, intramurals and more - are listed within Makotocols, a guidebook of Makoto games. Some professional sports teams, such as the Denver Nuggets, use Makoto in team tryouts, measuring the physical and mental reactions of players.
Weighs 300 lbs.