Double-Ended Striking Ball
The double-ended ball is a ball with bungee cords attached to the top and bottom and to the floor and ceiling so the ball will bounce around in all directions freely when struck. The ball helps develop the speed and accuracy of kicks and punches. Double-ended ball may be purchased or homemade.
For a homemade version, cut a leg from a pair of women's nylon hosiery, place a rubber ball approximately 12" in diameter inside the leg section, tie bungee cords to each end of the leg section and attach them to the floor and ceiling.
A slip bag is used to train your slipping skills. You may buy a slip bag and a stand to hang it from, or you may easily build your own slip bag. To make a slip bag, put a plastic bag into an old sock and fill the bag with cat litter or sand. Tie off the bag and then tie off the top of the sock.
Tie the sock to a rope and hang it from a tree limb or a rafter in the garage. Tie the rope so the sock hangs at chin level.
Now swing the sock and step in front of it as it swings toward you. At the last second before the sock strikes you, smoothly slip you head out of the way and rotate so you are in front of the backward swing so you may slip the bag again. You may punch the bag to keep it swinging in different directions.
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