Message from Tyler0317 in Fitness #martial-arts
I don't use gloves for bag work
I kind of would go against using gloves, to train your fist strength
Don’t not wear bag gloves. Believe me when I tell you that the long term trauma to your joints and wrists will have you regretting that decision in a few short years. My hands are in a constant state of inflammation. I have several bone spurs. My wrists need constant massaging.
Some of my fingers are off alignment.
I mean, I don't go 100% by any means
but I'm also throwing in combos and kicks/knees/elbows
so its not exclusively handwork
but by the end of the session I have 0 pain whatsoever
Planning on the gloves. "Toughening up" ones hands is not worth a lifetime of pain and easy re injuries.
The first thing people break in a fight is their hands.
Also, as I mentioned, I'm not going 100%, am painfree, and have been doing this for about a year now.
🙄 Do what you will though
I'm not trying to second guess you or your experience, just adding my own.
@Deleted User not overly hard, but I’ve probably done it for a much longer time than you have. That said, my hands were hurting in maybe my second or third year
Yeah I agree with @Tyler0317 definitely get bag gloves I use 16oz and double wrap my hands. And when sparring I use 12oz. Ringside are well made gloves but pricey.
Most important is to wrap your hands right
I didn't for the first years I got into it and today I can feel it
When teaching others I point out that 'Humans aren't built to punch'.
If we were, we'd have bony clubs for hands. Our hands are relatively brittle, and comprised of ~20 small bones.
Our hands are built for dexterity, for fine motor skills, for grasping.
While striking can be effective, precautions must be taken.
Try hard status.
Grats Sam! I know how good that feels man. Keep at it!
Anyone here familiar with Zendo-Kai?
That’s what I’m afraid of. Its the only “combat sports” in my local area
@Whitelash It's worth checking out. Worst case is you waste a couple hours and don't go back.
Something is better than nothing. You should always pick the place that's easiest to form a habit of going to. Too many people focus really hard on the style of martial art, when the reality is knowing and training any martial art puts you above someone who has never trained. Check it out, it looks legit from what I read
All kidding aside, there is value to be had is something as bland as tai chi.
Anything that gets you up and moving, makes you accustomed to using your body and gives you confidence is beneficial.@Whitelash
Would anybody be interested in getting patches to put on a gi with this logo?
It is the patch of Lauri Torni.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni
He fought against Commies his whole life and the design looks like the dragons eye in a way. DM me if you want one for free. I will order in about a week. To get the volume right for the order, hit the react below. @everyone
Probably gonna order between 30-50. Its not like they go bad or anything.