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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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hi i liv in the uk and theres not much people know about this sort of stuff were i live i really want to start ethier thai boxing or brazillian jujitsu but firstly want to get a punch bag at home that i can learn the basic kicks and punches on the question i wanted to ask was what weight shall i get the bag, a friend said the hevier the bag the better

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Hi khan187... Where abouts in The UK are you?

you'll be surprised how many people "know about this sort of stuff".

Doing bag work is great but it also has some negatives aswel including:

if you have had no training before, such as correcting your punch/kick technique, you are more likely to develop bad habits when working by yourself,and you'll find it alot harder to be trained by a coach if or when you join a local club.

As for your bag choice: by yourself a cheap bag from argos, the RBK ones are fine for now.
They weigh around 25-30kg and are sufficient for beginners.
when it starts to break up, become worn out and you feel the bag is moving around to much buy yourself something heavier, and use the cheap one for ground work.

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What do you weigh?
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Hi khan187... Where abouts in The UK are you?

you'll be surprised how many people "know about this sort of stuff".

Doing bag work is great but it also has some negatives aswel including:

if you have had no training before, such as correcting your punch/kick technique, you are more likely to develop bad habits when working by yourself,and you'll find it alot harder to be trained by a coach if or when you join a local club.

As for your bag choice: by yourself a cheap bag from argos, the RBK ones are fine for now.
They weigh around 25-30kg and are sufficient for beginners.
when it starts to break up, become worn out and you feel the bag is moving around to much buy yourself something heavier, and use the cheap one for ground work.
Thanks for the advice SteSteez i never thought about it like that and i,am from birmingham edgbaston and don't know about any local club but will try and find one
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What do you weigh?
about 15 stone and 8 pound
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I've got used to thinking in pounds now - but sounds like you'll need a heavier one.
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Do you think 40kg would be ok
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40-50kg bags are fine for your weight.

You say your in birmingham, this is probably the best place to be in right now for MMA in The UK, with several new high calibre gyms expected to open, with high end equipment and training facilities on offer.

http://www.utcuk.com/ - this place opens up in erdinton soon

http://www.myspace.com/dtecmma - DTEC in Oldbury, CALL 07904532502

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40-50kg bags are fine for your weight.

You say your in birmingham, this is probably the best place to be in right now for MMA in The UK, with several new high calibre gyms expected to open, with high end equipment and training facilities on offer.

http://www.utcuk.com/ - this place opens up in erdinton soon

http://www.myspace.com/dtecmma - DTEC in Oldbury, CALL 07904532502
Thanks once again SteSteez will definatley be cheaking them out thanks again
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Learning the basic can also be done without a punching bag. I spent about 2.5 weeks working on footwork and motions, essentially showboxing, before hitting a bag. It really made the difference when training on the bag or sparring. Anyone can punch and kick, but doing it the right way will keep you protected and make your striking more effective.

I recommend a 75lb bag. It is ideal for punching and kicking and can be used as a dummy when practicing sweep from the guard and gound and pound.

I wish you the best of luck on your train. My advise to you is the wear thick padded glove with wrist support or wear hand wraps durring any and all bag training sessions.

I've seen countless people train without any sort of wrist support sprain there wrist and then only training the other arm while it heals.
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