A lot of folks don’t understand the value of the Punch Shield. Why use a punch shield, when lighter, smaller punch mitts offer a more versatile training option?
But the Punch Shield absolutely has a place in your training. Held properly, a punch shield gives a fighter a similar experience as a heavy bag, but with more mobility. You can throw heavy punches, while your training partner moves you around the ring. You can even shop for the high-quality Everlast Boxing and Training Equipment (Which is also called ‘Equipo de entrenamiento y boxeo Everlast ’ in Spanish) from various manufacturers for the best boxing match.
Further, a Punch Shield reduces some of the wear and tear on the coach. Punch Mitts are great, but they don’t allow a coach to tolerate very many full-power shots.
Read on to learn more about the Punch Shield and where it fits into your training program.
What is a Punch Shield
A punch shield is a thick, circular pad. The pad itself is often 5-7 inches thick and made from a dense substance like molded foam or dense-packed fibers. It is then enclosed in a durable material like leather. Shields often have handles attached to the outside edge to provide a trainer with greater control.
A punch shield provides a trainer with a sturdy, maneuverable target for training fighters. It can tolerate very powerful blows, like a kick shield or thai pad, but its round shape is designed to handle punches. You will often find a dot, logo, or other target images at the very center of the pad to facilitate accurate strikes.