Focus Pads & Kick Shields
Improve your power striking techniques, timing and co-ordination against a mobile target with focus mitts and strike shields from the Universal Self Defence web store. Kick shields and focus pads are fundamental pieces of equipment for all martial arts.
Also Thai kick pads, boxing target pads, round punch shields and body target shields help to protect sparring partners, trainers coaches and instructors from potential contact injuries.
Morgan is a renown brand name for the highest quality kick shields focus pads and other training targets as they are designed to absorb impact from all kinds of martial arts striking techniques including punches, kicks, elbow strikes, knees and shin kicks for every body weight division.
Here at Universal Self Defence we pride ourselves in offering the best selection of kicking and punching targets at very affordable prices including focus pads, mitts and target pads, Muay Thai pads, strike and hit shields, and precision sticks among others. Martial artists require training equipment that not only enhances skills and protects but is also comfortable to use. Our large variety of products will surely help build your endurance, accuracy and power to achieve peak performance.
Strike Pads & Shields
Martial arts styles that employ kicking need specially designed kick pads and the larger kick shields on which to practice. These are a special kind of focus pad only bigger and are designed to withstand kicks. Kick pads or Thai pads usually consist of a thick, curved or straight pad with a row of arm handles attached to it. They can be soft to firm to the touch and very dense and durable and designed to take hard impact with minimal jarring to the holder. This is important especially since kicks tend to pack more force than a punch. Kick pads are a good option for fighting styles like Muay Thai and kickboxing. They come in a wide range of styles, shapes, sizes and colours including red, blue, black, green and pink.
Another way to improve precision and speed is using focus mitts. Focus pads or focus mitts are a good way to practice with a moving target. Focus mitts are special boxing focus pads with a glove attached to the back. They are ergonomically designed so they are an easy way to hold a padded target for mainly boxing punches. Such martial arts targets are specially designed to absorb shock for anything from light gym use to professional use. To maximise the value of focus pads make sure a trained individual who can call out combinations wears them. In turn the puncher will be the counter force that is working on certain skills like punching combinations whilst ducking and weaving.