Thereâ€™s an old saying in the brutal, lightning-fast world of Thai boxing: â€œA good pad man is worth a million dollars.â€ In Pad Man: A Video Guide to Full-Contact Partner Training, master martial artist Wim Demeere teaches you how to join that â€œmillion dollarâ€ league, no matter what combat art you practice.
In more than *6 hours* of detailed instruction footage, Demeere uses focus mitts, Thai pads, and kicking shields of all sizes to show you how to train your partner for anything from a high-powered MMA match to a street fight. Using the tricks of the trade that he learned the hard way, heâ€™ll teach you the body mechanics that will let you avoid injury and prepare your partner to strike and kick his hardest against a reactive and rock-solid target. If you canâ€™t stand up to your partnerâ€™s toughest moves, youâ€™re only giving him half a workout.
Demeere will train you to handle high-line and low-line punches and kicks, ground fighting techniques, shoulder slams, stomps, and rising strikesâ€”basically every move that your partner needs to burn into his muscle memory to compete at the highest level. Thereâ€™s more to being a good training partner than just standing there and taking a hitâ€”thatâ€™s what dummies are for. Wise up and learn things about pad training that you donâ€™t even realize you need.