He Turned Me into a Champion

Jul 04

Women’s Fitness Magazine, March 2014, By Shelley Levitt

Four years ago Laurie Hyacinthe was looking for a way to blow off steam from the pressures of her dental residency when she took her first class at the Wat, a gym in downtown Manhattan that specializes in muay Thai, a full-contact martial art from Thailand. Today the 34-year-old pediatric dentist is an amateur fighter with a killer record: nine wins. Read Article.

Training Bags

Banana bags are named after their shape. They are longer and slimmer than the typical American boxing heavy bags.  The banana bag’s shape allows users to practice high, body, and especially low kicks accurately.

American heavy bags are wider and more stout than their thai counterparts. This allows a focus on boxing combinations as well as body and high kicks.  The added mass helps to build power in strikes.


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