There’s a wide range of punching bags available in the market, and if you’re into boxing, MMA, or martial arts, you know there’s no better piece of equipment for training. What punching bags essentially do is mimic an opponent through either their weight, their resistance or their rhythmic swinging. Different bags work for different kinds of training, and if you’re not familiar with their functions it can be difficult to understand which one is for you. We’re looking at two popular types, the double end bag and the speed bag, to see their respective benefits.
Slipping is a very advanced form of defense in boxing. Boxing is known for its defensive techniques but slipping isn’t usually one for beginners. It is the art of maneuvering yourself out of the path of a punch. This is harder than it sounds: it has to be done in a split second during a fight, and needs adequate calculation and practice.
While to the untrained eye it might seem there’s an overlap, Muay Thai and kickboxing are actually two completely separate sports. The national sport of Thailand, Muay Thai translates literally into ‘Thai Boxing.