For a motivated boxer, there is no need for some special equipment rather than a boxing dummy. The punching dummies with the help you to find the target by practicing kicking and punching it, without fighting with real one. But one thing you should keep in mind that the dummy should be used for athletic not to harm anyone like other sports equipment. As we know that there are different style and size of dummy available, so you have to choose wisely which one is perfect for you.
Value of Boxing dummy over punching Bag:
- Many people are unaware of the value of boxing dummy as it will increase the perfection, speed of kicking and punching. As you are practicing on the dummy that is similar to man, therefore, it will bring a great change in your game/performance. We have seen in many movies or daily life that most of the people are practicing on a punching bag instead of dummy because they don’t know the importance of dummy or they don’t think about it the way that the punching bag provides a huge amount of resistance when one kicks or punches.
- There are different types of dummy available in the market. Now there are the dummies that are made up of soft material and can endure the effect of force. Moreover, a punching dummy has a feature that allows you to practice in defensive mode hands arms. As we know that martial arts originate from China, and it is the coincidence that Chinese people are practicing on wooden dummies from thousands of years. There is a temple in China named “Shaolin Temple”. For a student who wants to take a Graduation degree in boxing from this temple will have to face a bunch of dummies.
What to fill inside the dummy?
- For filling the dummy one can either use sand or water. Most people use water as it is a convenient option and readily available. But there is a disadvantage of using water, because if there is a puncture or there is a small hole in the dummy then the water may leak from the dummy. But everything has some pros. and cons. If you are using and then the dummy becomes heavy and difficult to practice when it becomes wet. One of the intermediate things between water and sand is scooping material that is hard as concrete.
- For a beginner, it is difficult to choose which dummy material is good for you. In fact, it is considered a tough task because there are many similar materials, items available. One can get easily confused with so many options to pick out which one is the best choice for you. If you are not sure that which is best for you, then it is recommended to take a suggestion from some professional or trainer.
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