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#311580 - 12/31/06 07:02 PM speedbag in taekwondo
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first of all I am somewhat confused on what the actual practical use of speedbag training is. obviously it is arm work and me training wtf taekwondo is this just simply a waste of my time. Or does the timing or whatever is gained give me any sort of edge on comp.?

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#311581 - 12/31/06 08:01 PM Re: speedbag in taekwondo [Re: Dudley32]
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Well, a speed bag will definitely improve the speed of your punches. However, if you're only training for TKD competition, that won't affect your performance much.
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#311582 - 12/31/06 08:14 PM Re: speedbag in taekwondo [Re: Dudley32]
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first of all I am somewhat confused on what the actual practical use of speedbag training is.




Me too.

Even after learning how to use one, I still don't see any relationship to practical fighting skill.
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#311583 - 01/01/07 12:28 AM Re: speedbag in taekwondo [Re: MattJ]
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Quote:

Quote:

first of all I am somewhat confused on what the actual practical use of speedbag training is.




Me too.

Even after learning how to use one, I still don't see any relationship to practical fighting skill.




I'm pretty sure that dexterity and hand speed are a worthy traits for people who punch. Apparently, repeatedly moving your hands at maximum speed will gradually improve the speed of your punches. Heavy bag = power; speed bag = speed. Pretty straightforward principle.

Although frankly, I'd prefer to work on power over speed. The speed of your footwork is more important than the speed of your punches. A heavy bag is much more worthwhile training with.


Edited by Leo_E_49 (01/01/07 12:29 AM)
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