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How Philippine Martial Art Form Was Main Ingredient In Modern Boxing

How Philippine Martial Art Form Was Main Ingredient In Modern Boxing

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The styles and techniques of modern boxing can be traced to The Philippines and a martial art form named pangamot. Pangamot translates to “maneuvering of hands” or “bare fist.” In the final decade of the 19th century, United States warships sailed to The Philippines as part of the military assistance extended to Philippine insurgents fighting to overthrow Spanish rule. To help pass the time while in port, the American sailors organized boxing matches and tournaments. The sailors used the formal boxing stance of the day – hands kept little more than waist high, palms up, and extended from the body, something like where the arms wind up when dirt is shoveled. It was the style of famous heavyweight boxers such as John L. Sullivan, James J. Corbett, and Paddy Ryan. It was a roboti...
The basic purchasing a punching bag

The basic purchasing a punching bag

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If you are uncomfortable while working out in the presence of other people and you don’t want to go to a gym or a specialized studio, installing a heavy bag in your basement might be the right way of going about things. But you might not know too much about punching bags, in general, and that’s why we’re here to give you a hand at selecting the right one for your skills and physical attributes, as well as for your living space. Check out the list of tips we’ve put together and showcased below. Heavy vs. light punching bags One of the common questions of people who start out their boxing in their basement is whether they should opt for a lighter or a heavier alternative. The fact is that the difference between the two consists of the amount of resistance that your punch wil...