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Height gives a considerable advantage to striking martial arts. The first and most obvious advantage is that height means you can reach out further than your opponent, meaning you can hit him before he hits you. But there are other advantages that you don't immediately consider: If you have to punch upwards towards a taller opponent's head, you don't ...


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At least in boxing, height in and of itself doesn't give you an advantage. What gives the advantage to the taller boxer, assuming roughly equal levels of skill and experience, is greater reach. So the trick for the taller boxer becomes one of staying in the narrow zone where he can hit the other guy without being hit in return. In the specific example of ...


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It isn't ideal. I don't think you're going to get much out of it, because part of punching bag training is reacting to the return swing. Additionally, some of your force will be transferred through the bag into the wall, which could possibly damage the wall if it's dry-wall. Also, the bag will probably not be the right height to punch without having to ...


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Since you're wanting more information I'm going to post an answer to try and help you move forward with your training and your goals. I'm going to have to assume you have no prior training in any martial art and would be considered a novice in your training. This answer will 100% reference Dave Liepmann's excellent answer. The first and most important part ...


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I boxed at university, i suggest that it's largely due to you being so new to it, and more so that you've been training a lot for a novice. Press ups can cause wrist and elbow pain, jarring on the heavy bag will cause wrist and elbow pain. It makes sense when you think that you are causing pressure to occur over and over between the dozens of bones in your ...


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If you watch a number of knockouts, you'll see that in each case, the guy's head moves when he gets knocked out. On the other hand, your MMA fighters' heads don't move when they get punched. It's the sudden movement that slams the brain into the skull that causes the knockout. Think of a car running into a wall. If it goes through, the people inside are ...


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I would like to expand on The Wudang Kid's answer in that I found a stand on Amazon for about $100. Alternatively you could also pick up a BOB but those are significantly more expensive, around $270. Should you go the tree route as suggested above I would definitely suggest at minimum hand wraps and nomex gloves and definitely go lighter on the punches. Hope ...


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Along with the comments above about how knockouts actually happen, it's worth mentioning also that losing consciousness does not necessarily involve fainting. As the name might indicate, it's about conscious movement, and the repeated training means a fighter may continue acting for several seconds, sometimes enough to recover. It's actually a danger in the ...



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