A Spectrum of Equipment for Martial Arts


Those looking for martial arts training equipment will often think of the equipment that is employed for use while performing the art. For example, most define martial arts equipment as gloves, pads, shin guards, etc. This is pretty accurate. What it is not, however, is a complete description of what these types of equipment consist of. Much can be found online in the way of training tools to help you improve your performance.

In traditional martial arts, wall bags are commonly used as a means of strengthening and toughening the hands. The bags are made of canvas and usually hold beans or rice. Kung fu often uses wall bags to help improve punching. The makiwara pad that is used in Karate is very similar. Much of the equipment you see today - for example the makiwara pads used in Karate - has been around for hundreds of years.

There are so many items that can help with training, one of the most popular being the wooden dummy which is found mainly in wing chun kung fu. In order to improve the strike many use a wooden dummy. Although the wooden dummy has been reinvented many times, most prefer to still use the wing chun version. The devices used in Hung Gar kung fu are fantasticly versatile.

And for those that practice kicking arts such as taekwondo, there are tons of kicking devices such as shields, target pads, and other specially crafted items. Although Taekwondo does need specialist equipment, this equipment is versatlie and can be used for virtually any other discipline. Extreme kicking power can be helped enormously by acquiring Thai boxing gloves. Actually, they are also outstanding for developing knees and elbows as well.

Martial Arts training has a varied amount of equipment which will help you improve. Whether you are a lover of Karate, Taekwondo, or Judo, you will find devices to enhance your training.


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