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Suggested gear for PC Kickboxing Class

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Gloves, Pads & Gear, Kickboxing | 0 comments

Students: As promised, attached is a list of suggested Kickboxing Gear. First priority is to get your handwraps and jumprope.  The hand wraps should be the “Mexican” style, extra long (180), with a little elastic in them. Second priority is to get boxing gloves – 16 oz. Third, do buy “Thai” style shin guards, but this equipment won’t be necessary for the first six weeks. The other equipment on the list is not necisary (i.e. focus might, fight shorts, etc.) but I thought you might be interested in what is available. I frequently purchase equipment from...

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How to properly wrap your hands

Posted by on Feb 5, 2011 in Blog, Equipment, Gloves, Pads & Gear, Multimedia | 2 comments

How to properly wrap your hands

Just like in about everything, there is more than one right way to do something, but there are also wrong ways as well.  This is especially true in the sport of kickboxing.  Take the most fundamental exercise such as wrapping one’s hands. There are western boxing styles and eastern (Thai) boxing styles, then any number of personal styles, but the objective is always the same – protect the small bones and ligaments in the hands and wrists. I prefer the long (180) “Mexican” style wraps with a little elastic in them. They will give you enough wrap to do a good job no matter the size of your...

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