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I concur with the previous answers - punching an immoveable surface is bad unless your knuckles and wrists are already conditioned. For example I frequently do single-knuckle strikes on doorway framings - while I do it considerably harder than the normal person I still don't do it with anything near the power I would use on a soft target. I would strongly ...
One of the eternal truths about martial arts is that you're going to get hit. And another eternal truth is that sometimes you're going to get hit hard. So it's a good thing to learn to take hits. Being struck in the belly is a good way to learn to tighten the abs and discover that they are an effective shield when they are properly developed and trained. A ...
The hands are taped in both boxing and MMA to protect the hand/wrist. A fighter might hold back and not use his/her full striking power when not using handwrappings in order to avoid injury. So if the fight was agreed to be bareknuckle without tape, being allowed to use tape would be advantageous.
You'll likely need a couple pairs of gloves. most gyms require a certain size for sparring. Probably 16oz. This tends to be the size required for boxing and muay thai fights as well. For hitting a bag, i like to use light gloves and that is how my muay thai instructor taught me. Some people like to use the 18oz for training so that when they fight, ...
It's not good for your body. It's also not good in general for your mental development. Walls and people don't move the same way. People yield* when they get hit. Walls do not. Attach heavy pillows to the wall with velcro or glue or nails or something. Then punch those instead. It's a start, until you find something better to punch. YIELDING - the ...
It sounds like you went to a terrible club. They should never have allowed you, as a beginner, to spar without proper protection. In boxing, you should wear headgear, kidney protector, and mouthpiece. You should wrap your hands properly and use sparring gloves (12oz or more). Additionally, I wear a vest-style chest protector. Above that, no one should be ...
My master told its not good for bones. and he is right. Practicing "non-sport" karate (bushido dzen) I am following a simple rule: hit soft with hard (like a punch to stomach or strike to throat) and hard with soft (palm-strike to the head can cause lots of damage if done right). Of course, if/when you wear gloves, everything will be different.
It is not good to practice on walls especially if you are just starting out, this could hurt your wrist. Knuckle push ups are not bad since there is no kinetic energy transfer between you and the floor. There are pads that you can purchase which can be attached to the wall, and provide some level of cushioning for your punches outside of the cloth or bandage ...
Heavier gloves are generally preferred in sparring; in my gym, most amateurs won't spar in less than 16oz gloves. Pros generally use 8oz gloves in a fight (although this is a negotation point when making a match sometimes), in an amateur bout I believe you must use at least 10oz gloves; although the exact specification depends on age/weight/experience.
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