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Focus Pads: My Best Kept Training Secret

If you asked me to teach you as much as I could about proper hitting fundamentals, real quick in as few training sessions possible…

If you asked me to let you in on my favorite piece of combative training equipment…

If you asked me what training method would give you the best bang for your buck…

Here’s what I’d tell you… Focus Pads!

Focus pads, focus mitts, hook and jab gloves, punching mitts or whatever you want to call them are an awesome piece of equipment… This inexpensive, portable, versatile and useful piece of training equipment is without a doubt, hands down my favorite combative training method for both advanced and beginning students.

Focus pads are easy to find… just about any sporting good store should sell them… Easy to use… all you need is a partner to hold them… and because they are handheld, you can use them in virtually any environment?

Focus pad training is a staple in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts training programs.

But you know what?  Very few people are using them for street-based self-defense training or the powerful conditioning and fitness benefits that they offer.  That’s too bad because they don’t know the benefits that they’re missing out on.  Even fewer people are looking for instructional advice on the Internet. I know that because very few people find my web site looking for focus pad info. (the #1 reason is Heavy Bag training advice)  Exactly why that is, is beyond me…

If you want to tap into the one of the best combative training activities that there is, I strongly encourage you to get yourself a pair of focus mitts and learn how to use them properly.

You won’t regret it.  If you want more information on the benefits of focus pad training, I wrote an article all about it… Benefits Of Focus Pad Training.

About Randy LaHaie

I’m the founder of “Protective Strategies,” a training and consulting company providing self-defense and combative fitness solutions to law enforcement, high-risk professionals and private citizens since 1994. I am a retired police officer, court-declared expert in use-of-force and critical incident performance, and a life-long student of self-defense and combative fitness. “My Thing” is to help people incorporate functional and minimalist workout strategies to improve their health, fitness and personal safety.

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