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Similar commercial equipment: H2H Trainers grappling arms/legs/dummy, Body Opponent Bag (BOB), Century Wavemaster 2XL Pro It is somewhat surprising to me that heavy bags with arms are not much more common than they are. Having arms on the bag makes training more realistic and interesting, and provides an opportunity to work on blocks, redirects, traps, […]

Similar commercial products: Shocknife, H2H Trainers Cut Simulation Trainer, The Buzzard (availably unknown) For obvious reasons, knife defence training rarely involves the use of real knives. Instead, various wooden, rubber, or plastic training knives can be used in order to increase the level of safety for both the defender and the attacker in a training […]

Similar commercial equipment: Pro Bounce Back Bag, ProForce Bounce Back Target, S.M.A.R.T. Bag, Free standing bounce back punching bag Many readers in my age group will remember roly-poly toys like Weebles. The defining feature of these toys is that they return to an upright position when they are rolled over or knocked down. The physical […]

(Originally posted on Back in the Gi) Similar commercial equipment: Shureido wall-mounted makiwara I discussed the purpose and construction of a makiwara in a previous post. The platform type that I built last time is good if you want to have a self-contained version of the traditional style that you can move from one room […]

(Originally posted on Back in the Gi) Similar commercial equipment: Masters Secret, ProForce Break Mate, The Board Breaker, Superior Martial Arts Supply board holders, Board Brother, Century Board Breaker, Aluminum board holder, Board Buster Board breaking is not a major part of traditional karate, but it can be fun as well as informative about one’s […]