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What is a Muay Thai Punching Bag?

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Muary Thai (sometimes called just Thai) boxing is different from typical western style boxing in that fighters are allowed to use their legs to kick or knee the opponent.  They are also allowed to use their elbows.  To accomodate training for the sport, Muay Thai bags are longer than standard boxing punching bags.  This allows Thai boxers to train using their legs in addition to punching.

Muay Thai punching bags are also normally thinner in diameter than punching bags used for boxing.  Although a standard six-foot bag can be beneficially used for boxers training for Muay Thai, the longer, thinner shape of Thai bags is a better accomodation for the types of attack moves involved in Muay Thai’s eight point (2 hands, 2 elbows, 2 knees, and 2 shins) philosophy.