Posted On:12/14/2007 10:08pm
Style: Muay Thai/MMA
this wasn't karate, it was muay thai; I had bag gloves on. XD
Posted On:12/15/2007 11:55am
Style: Basic Self-Defence
Originally Posted by DarkXacreD
The one difference I felt was that it would bounce my fist back when I punched it, possibly sending a more exaggerated, but less damaging jolt through my joints if I hit it with bad technique, as opposed to just putting shock and strain into my shoulders.
I feel the Heavy bag is better for your joints.
Posted On:12/16/2007 9:01pm
So maybe it's so that I do the punch with better technique such that the recoil from the tires won't jolt my arm at an awkward angle? Does that make sense at all?
Posted On:12/17/2007 12:02am
Style: Muay Thai
Yeah mate. The feedback tells you what's really good. Keeps your **** right.
Posted On:12/18/2007 1:22am
Style: various cma's
yay for hard training methods, good for the joints!
Posted On:12/26/2007 9:43pm
Style: Tae Kwon-Do, Fencing
I honestly have no idea, but in the finale to Hajime no Ippo, Kimura versus Mashiba, Kimura does this... he's being trained by Miyata who had been training in Thailand with and against kickboxers. I don't really know if he was told to do that or not though.
Posted On:1/18/2008 12:21pm
Style: Uechi Ryu
We strike and kick car tires in our training. Striking a tire with full force lets you really work on penetrating the target, and it also tests the stability of your stance. It also turns out to be quite a nice conditioner for the forearms and shins too. However, not for the faint of heart or mere beginners.
Injury Waiting To Happen
Posted On:1/18/2008 12:28pm
Style: Snatch Wrestling
If someone told me to punch (or kick for that matter) a fucking tire my reply would be along the lines of:
"This isn't a shop, I'm not a mechanic, and we aren't living in a third world country."
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