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how to hang a heavy bag

How to hang a heavy bag

A heavy bag makes an ideal addition to a home gym.  It’s a valuable tool to develop full body explosive speed and power, hand-eye coordination, and stamina, as well as being an easy way to let off steam after a hard day’s work. Heavy bag work forms a major component of a boxer’s training regime …

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best taekwondo schools

10 Best Taekwondo Schools in USA

Martial arts has seen a tremendous boom over the last ten years and it’s no surprise why. The physical component, combined with the mental disciplines and spiritual awareness, has made martial arts a way of life for many. If you’re looking to join in on the action and improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health, …

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Muay Thai vs Karate: which is better?

Muay Thai vs Karate: which is better?

Muay Thai and karate are perhaps two of the most popular striking martial arts both incorporating a comprehensive system of striking techniques.  Both have rich, deep histories and have gained worldwide popularity.  I’ve often wondered what the key differences are between these two styles and which one is better. One of the differences between these …

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Kidney Punch

The Kidney Punch

If you’ve ever been hit in the kidneys, you’ll know that the kidney punch is a brutally effective technique capable of instantly incapacitating your opponent.  It’s also an illegal strike in boxing and one that can be punished by disqualification.  Despite this, some boxers still target this area of the body on their opponent. What …

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Does Wrestling Stunt Your Growth

Does Wrestling Stunt your Growth?

Both doctors and child development experts encourage kids to take up sports. It provides regular exercise, and teaches important values like discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork. Some children may even develop the skill and talent to become professional athletes—opening scholarship opportunities, and thrilling opportunities to earn medals and even money for doing a sport that they …

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human shaped punch bags

The best human shaped punch bags!

An intense session on a heavy bag provides an excellent work out.  It burns calories, develops strength and coordination, as well being a superb stress reliever.   I know that after a training session on a heavy bag, I’m usually breathing heavily and dripping in sweat.  Whilst I’m tired from exercising intensely, I actually feel …

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