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Post  GOVINDA on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:36 am

Has anyone ever made anything remotely resembling a punch bag, wall bag, makawarra (dictionary) when you couldn't afford the real thing, even anything close to a century bob, that has done the job ? I have in the past used stuff like phone books suspended from pull-up bars, even tried to make a wooden dummy type thing, I ask as anything good should be shared in these times of tough living !
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Post  Socrates on Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:33 am

Phone books make good wall bags, yes.

I've made a couple of cheap heavy bags as well. Get an old kit-bag from an army surplus store for five to ten quid. Fill it with building sand. Hang it from a tree. You can also use it for strength training...
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Post  theycallme-Sam on Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:19 am

Yep, made a freestanding wooden dummy out of bits of 2x4 glued / screwed together. Used Hard wood for arms. got bits of foam tied on with rags for when i want to hit it.
Strap a used tyre to it to make a striking post for stick/knife work.

Also have a speed ball which is an old mini football wrapped up in a towel. Attach it to garage ceiling with some old bungee straps and to a sand filled bucket on floor.

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Post  Nick Hughes on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:28 pm

Govinda. There's a couple of books out on the subject. I haven't read the one by Janich but I have read this one and it was good.

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Post  GOVINDA on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:26 am

Cheers Nick, looks good !
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Post  RichardZ on Fri May 04, 2012 7:23 pm

Afterall, the martial artists of generations past, used whatever they had available. I'm sure they did just go out and buy training equipment at a sporting goods store.

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