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Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?

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Offline thetao

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Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« on: January 02, 2014, 08:18:02 PM »
Hi,

Just a question on heavy bag training. Any suggestions on wearing gloves/wraps versus no gloves.

 I'm not talking about an extended workout time just on the bag but utilizing the bag as a station where students would rotate through different exercises such as heavy bag to rope work to a grounded bag to punch defenses etc. during a class for short increments.

The gloves and wraps would be in the way for some of the exercises so I'm thinking no gloves.

Many different opinions online pro and con but wanted to see what the Kajukenbo concensus was.

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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 01:39:09 AM »
Hello sir,
 My knowledge is limited, and it's been a while since I was training consistany but we used to have sparring and bag workouts on a Saturday, and the only thing I remember wearing was a mouth guard ; )
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 01:43:33 AM »
And my uniform ; )
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 12:02:50 PM »
My suggestion is no gloves or wraps, just stay focused on tight wrists
Wraps and gloves are for extended training.
At my school we seldom use gloves or wraps on bags or focus mitts even in extended training. 
We do use gloves but not very much
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 01:41:52 PM »
We tend to favor no gloves-however, for kids & new students with soft hands we start with gloves and gradually work into no gloves.  I also use canvas style bags so that it rips the skin some more and helps build the hands.
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 02:32:39 AM »
Thanks for all the replies. I'm in agreement. I teach in a gym that also offers boxing classes and they're opinion is gloves and wraps always so I wanted the kaju opinion.
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 10:29:04 AM »
I've been hitting a heavy bag for many decades and even in my AAU days the coach would just have  us wear plain leather gloves no padding.  We run circuits at my school involving three different types of heavy bags and then other types of bags,,,,,they wear no gloves...the kids would just hit with  varying technique depending on the bag.  I wear a plain leather when hitting the bag for extended times, especially if really trying to put some heat in  the striking.  I always feel like the padding gets in the way of feel and conditioning. It's hard to find a quality leather glove, but sometimes I just take the padding out.
I use and have students use a makiwara board to condition along with some other things...beans in a tub, belt around a metal post etc...

Sometimes when hitting the Wing Chun dummy I use a open fingered glove lightly padded glove...hitting such a solid object sometimes needs the padding
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 08:29:08 AM »
Do proper knuckle push-ups to toughen your hands and strengthen your wrists.
Then hit the bag with no gloves, using proper form.
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Re: Heavy bag work, gloves or no gloves?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 11:48:29 AM »
'The secret to a good punch is a tight fist'
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I rotate between boxing gloves and MMA gloves and then no gloves.  I agree, knuckle pushups help a lot with tightening the wrists and helping to learn what a tight fist feels like.



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