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How do I choose the correct size Bo staff for my martial arts training

How do I choose the correct size Bo staff for my martial arts training

February 21, 2022 |

How do you go about choosing the correct size Bo staff for your martial arts training?   There are some rules of thumb when it comes to choosing a Bo or Rokushaku Bo for your training.  The Bo staff is a popular weapon for Karate practitioners to learn due to...

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Twins Special Glove Range - Every Boxing Glove Model Described

Twins Special Glove Range - Every Boxing Glove Model Described

February 10, 2022 | Boxing Gloves Twins Special

In this post, we will attempt to explain the different models of Twins Special boxing gloves and what the naming convention means.  Once you have read this article you will be able to work out the features of each of the Twins Special gloves from looking at the model number....

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Twins Special Glove Size Chart

Twins Special Glove Size Chart

February 10, 2022 | Boxing Gloves Size Chart Twins Special

We have created this size chart for the Twins Special range of gloves.  The chart shows which gloves are suitable for your body weight.  If you are a beginner starting out then you can use the middle column to find a pair which will suit your body weight.  This will...

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Fairtex BGV1 Boxing Gloves - Size Guide

Fairtex BGV1 Boxing Gloves - Size Guide

February 10, 2022 | Boxing Gloves Fairtex Size Chart

We have created a size chart for the Fairtex BGV1 range of gloves.  The chart shows which gloves are suitable for your body weight.  In addition, we have included the hand circumference suitable for the hand compartment.  The circumference is without wraps so you will need to make allowances for...

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How do I choose the correct size Tonfa?

How do I choose the correct size Tonfa?

February 03, 2022 |

Tonfa Buying Guide Tonfa are traditional weapons associated with Okinawan martial arts.  Tonfas are usually used in pairs for both defensive blocks and striking in offense.  Although simple in appearance, the tonfa can take years of hard practice to master.  The type of tonfa you should purchase depends on your...

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How do I Choose the Correct Size and Style of Kama?

How do I Choose the Correct Size and Style of Kama?

September 16, 2021 |

What length of Kama Should I Choose? Choosing the correct length of Kama is extremely important.  It will make a huge difference to the ease of training and mastery of this Okinawan sickle.  In Kama-Justu the shaft of the Kama is used extensively to block attacks.  When held in a...

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What are the different types of Staff used in Martial Arts?

What are the different types of Staff used in Martial Arts?

August 13, 2021 | bo hanbo jo staff

  There are many different types of staff used within the various martial arts. There are a huge variety of lengths, materials and characteristics available to choose from.  We attempt to break down the different types in this blog post. Bo Staff Usually this staff is around 6 feet in length. ...

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Nunchucks - What are they?  How do I use them?  What style should I buy?

Nunchucks - What are they? How do I use them? What style should I buy?

March 13, 2020 | Nunchucks

Origins of Nunchucks Nunchucks were a traditional Okinawan weapon constructed from a pair of sticks joined by a short chain or rope.  The sections are typically made of wood or metal.  It is thought that the origins of the nunchuck were a flail used to thresh rice or soybeans.  There...

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Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai or Martial Arts?

Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai or Martial Arts?

August 01, 2019 | Hand Wraps

How can hands get damaged from punching? If you think about the mechanics of the perfect punch, the force doesn't just come from the arm. In fact, the movement starts at the feet, our legs and feet rotate perfectly in time with the snap in the large muscles of our...

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The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence - The Manly Art of Bartitsu - Book Review

The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence - The Manly Art of Bartitsu - Book Review

April 06, 2019 | self-defence Umbrella Walking Stick

I have just finished reading this book by E.W Barton-Wight and I thought I would put together a book review for you. For those who don't know, Bartitsu was a martial art developed in England around England during the years 1898 by Edward William Barton-Wright.  Barton-Wright was an engineer who spent...

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Martial Arts Training Weapons - A Guide To Different Materials For Practice Weapons

Martial Arts Training Weapons - A Guide To Different Materials For Practice Weapons

March 22, 2019 |

The practice of weapons forms within Martial Arts can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the discipline.  There are many benefits of practising with weapons including improvements to strength, reflexes, fine motor control, and balance.  Some weapon moves can directly translate into their unarmed moves, and fighting with...

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Mouthguards - Choosing a mouth guard (Gumshield) for Muay Thai, Boxing, or MMA

Mouthguards - Choosing a mouth guard (Gumshield) for Muay Thai, Boxing, or MMA

March 22, 2019 | Mouthguard

A Mouth Guard (or Gumshield) is one of the most important bits of kit for any fighter.  People normally associate mouth guards with protecting teeth from being knocked out.  What most people don't know is that they actually provide protection against head trauma.  By locking the jaw together into a...

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