What is this piece of equipment?

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  1. boooya777

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    The idea is that it's versatile and has many angles for striking, but mostly I've seen those involved in some Ding-Dong Kung-Fu TMA.

    Can't really see why you can't do most of those angles with your usual boxing bags, and at least there is no point in buying such a wobbly thing just to get an angle more then from your usual boxing gym.
     
  3. boooya777

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    that is what i was thinking.
     
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    It's different from a bag in that you can't strike through a bag, whereas on this thing the pad will give way.
     
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    If you can't strike 'through' the bag, you aren't hitting hard enough. :D I'm a big fan of the Bas Rutten Mentality during bag drills. Hit that fucker with everything you've got, so the damn thing goes swinging like a pendulum by the time you finish your combo. I like practicing the 1-2 or just a Right Straight to stop the 100 lbs bag as it comes swinging back towards me, instead of slowing it with my hands.
     
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    When I took taekwondo, we had hand-held single versions of these. They're two leather wrapped paddles with a single handle that clap when you hit them fast (besides bending to the side). Great for precision and some what for determining the speed of your technique (faster and better centered = louder clap). Having them mounted saves on a partner although they're static for position and presentation (hand held ones can be presented and removed for timing).

    The downside is that unlike a heavy bag or kick shield, it doesn't prepare the limb and body for the impact. The upside, besides targeting, is that you're more likely to be fast and relaxed instead of trying to power into it with more of a push than a strike.

    Also, it's not good for Muay Thai-style shin kicks, side kicks, back kicks, and front kicks, etc. It is good for instep roundhouse, hook, heel, crescent, and axe kicks.
     
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    Nice.

    I've seen these things before and I know my mum's TKD club uses the handheld pad things for practicing kicks when you're looking for accuracy and speed rather than power. Personally id rather use a set of thai pads and a decent training partner.
     
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    Those are pads mostly used in TKD training so this is only to workout your footwork !
     
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    It's a focus target holder. The paddle-looking things are used in TKD to develop focus; if you hit it with the right amount of "snap", you're rewarded with a nice, gunshot-like smacking noise.

    Worthless for Muay Thai, methinks, since I believe MT teaches you to plow through the target with your shin vs. focusing the impact with your instep.
     
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    Looks like a cheap piece of shit
     
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    I think you would probably get just as good a workout with one of those standing inflatable punching dummies that fall over when you punch it and stand back up on their own. I think I had one with a clown face when I was like 6. Man, I was King Shit after punching that thing like 2 million times.
     
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    It is used more for accuracy than anything. If you want to train to fight an octopus this is what you want to use.
     
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    If single shots from you can send a 100 lb bag swinging away, then props to you. Plus, the bag moves around, whereas these things stay in place after you strike through them.
     
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    Many people "push" a bag more than perform an effective "popping" strike that causes excessive bag swing.
     
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    Yeah, I know what pushing is. If people do that to get the bag to swing, then they're just cheating themselves.
     

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