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WELSH ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS - BARRY YMCA
BAG WORK
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WHAT DOES A BLACK BELT REPRESENT
BLACK BELTS ROLE OF HONOUR
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF A BLACK BELT
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2002 WAMA TO REPRESENT WALES AGAIN
LYNNE WITH "DON THE DRAGON" WILSON
TRAINING AND GRADING SYLLABUS
HALL OF FAME
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EXCELLENCE IN RECENT GRADINGS PRODUCING "A" GRADE STUDENTS
THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE
HOW TO TIE YOUR BELT
OUR NINJA KIDS
KICKBOXING FOR LADIES
LYNNE WITH DAVID MITCHELL author of the "Young Martial Arts Enthusiast"
LYNNE/ RHYDIAN/PHILLIP WITH COLIN JACKSON
BEING A MARTIAL ART TEACHER
MEDITATION
CAN MARTIAL ARTS IMPROVE YOUR AWARENESS
MARTIAL ARTS CAN HELP IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED
DONNA HILLBERG
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NOVICES STRIKE GOLD
WHY PRACTICE KARATE OR KICKBOXING
BREATHING TECHNIC
SPARRING AND FIGHTING STRATEGY
BAG WORK
ASTHMA AND KICKBOXING
BASIC TIPS
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BAG WORK

 

Bag work is essential for Martial Arts training since it helps build power and Stamina in practitioners. The good thing is you can focus on perfecting technique and focus on building power by breaking down your technique in steps.

Stamina and endurance will be built by breaking your work-outs into rounds and giving yourself rest time in between in order to recuperate. You will need to breakdown your workouts depending on what area of your training or individual techniques need improvement.

If you are looking to improve speed, but not lose speed then you will need to keep your rounds short, 1 to 2 minutes, and also your rest periods short - 30 seconds.

Focus on moving around the bag throughout the workout to improve footwork and perform the techniques with lots of speed. Plan what techniques you will use per round, for example you might want to only work on hand techniques for one round, then only kicks, or only Spinning kicks.

If you want to focus on power, then you will need to keep the rounds longer - 2-3 minute rounds, and your rest period at a minute to ensure full recuperation.

Perform techniques with full power, and work on aiming as well. Mixing up speed and power training with only power training is the ideal training schedule. Bag work is also an essential part of sparring practice. It gives you a chance to work on combos It helps you improve footwork while delivering your techniques to a solid Object. It gives you an opportunity to get comfortable with ducking, weaving, blocking, and hitting without the pressure of actually getting hit. Plan to include bag work at least 3 times a week to your training as an Intermediate and Advanced Martial Arts Student