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Regularly hammering the heavy bag with heavy gloves will compress and deform their padding, so they won't provide the expected protection (to your opponent), rendering them illegal to use in competition. Light gloves still give your skin some protection compared to being bare-knuckled - you can train a bit harder and longer. Can also help avoid repeatedly ...
Lighter gloves are nicer. They're quicker, lighter, and easier to put on/off. Unfortunately, they're not that great prolonged striking, and not all that thickly padded.
Care and cleaning of your bogu varies depending on what the actual damage is. Given the surface of the do is generally bamboo with lacquer over it, you essentially wind up with three sorts of stains. First, and the usual item with white marks, is salt from sweat. But that usually gets cleaned off readily with a wet towel, so the odds are good that that's not ...
If your wrist hurts your punching wrong. And if your bleeding from it then you need to move to punching softer material.
I've given an anwser to a similar question detailing the structure of my solo training routine. http://martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/4288/3064 To answer your question if solo training is useful in my opinion, and I think this question is one of those that generates a lot of opinions and point of views which may all be different but none the less valid up ...
I would recommend getting something physical to punch like a punching bag if you have one. Imaginary targets are good but a bag will help you to practice at the correct distance for your art, like extending your arm the right length for a more powerful punch and parrying and all that. Watching videos on your form of martial art might help you remember them ...
Grappling dummies are most useful for a ground work not for take down training. From what is available on the market submission master is most realistic grappling dummies available Part of what makes it so good is the fact that its arms and legs are stiff enough to be realistic and also to return back to their original position, but also elastic enough to ...
Put some an open container of baking soda in your gloves. Don't spill it everywhere. The baking soda will absorb the funky smell of work.
I'll list a couple of methods which i have tested and works for me. Gloves 1. Wrap you gloves in a plastic bag and freeze them. By freezing it you kill most of the bacteria / fungus in it. I use this method when i am away from home. Put baking soda after use to kill fungus. This will eliminate bad odor from cropping out. Ur a dryer to gently dry gloves ...
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