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Big Dookie wrote: »
I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.
Inquisitor77 wrote: »
You probably want to wrap your hands any time you are performing power strikes a surface that offers meaningful resistance (e.g., a heavy bag). You might be able to get away with no wraps against a soft target with a lot of give, but once you start doing heavy bag work then you need to be wrapping or you risk doing damage to your hands and wrists. Think of wraps as a way to "lock in" the alignment of your fist - a proper wrap helps to prevent a poor or particularly heavy strike from, among other things, causing your fingers to dig into your palms or causing your wrist to bend. It also helps to maintain proper structure in the first place, which again helps to prevent injury.
Once you have the wraps on, anything beyond that is to help protect the wrap itself from superficial damage such as tearing (or just from getting dirty in general). I would strongly question the expertise of someone who tells you that striking a heavy bag with MMA gloves makes you look stupid. How you "look" matters fuck all. What matters is your safety and proper training. You can 100% use MMA gloves on a bag. The important thing is that you are wrapping first. If you aren't wrapping, the outer glove really doesn't matter and only serves to prevent your skin from tearing or getting scratched. It will not offer any meaningful injury prevention otherwise, and in fact will likely make you more injury prone because you think this 1-inch layer of padding is going to stop you from breaking your wrist from a shitty punch against a 100 lbs bag.
Boxing gloves do not prevent meaningful injury. Anyone who tells you otherwise has no idea what they are talking about. The reason boxing gloves exist is to prevent bleeding so that fights can go longer. That's all they are there for. MMA gloves serve the exact same purpose except that each individual finger is padded, rather than the entire fist.
NSDFRand wrote: »
I would add that you should be careful about Krav Maga and similar "Reality Based Self Defense" systems and gyms. There is quality out there but there is a lot of crap surrounding that quality, especially under the Krav Maga branding.
There is crap out there in the combat sports arena too, but not nearly as prolific. Usually the worst you find are places that aren't sparring because their client base are middle aged white collar types who just want some cardio but felt awkward going to a Karate or TKD place. Whereas with the RBSD stuff you will run into people who have never thrown a punch in anger and are using bad training methodologies who think they are prepared for a real fight.
And it's not that they are bad people but that the same dynamics which exist in cults are common enough in martial arts circles that you can get sucked in through socialization.
Sweeney Tom wrote: »
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NSDFRand wrote: »
IIRC the most well known offender is Flow BJJ for celebrities who don't want to get cauliflower ear or bruises on their face. I don't have experience with cauliflower ear despite years of wrestling, sub wrestling, MMA including amateur fights, and a sprinkle of Judo. So my experience is biased towards not thinking that is such a big deal.