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Martial Arts Gear Comparison: The BOB, the Versys and the Heavy Bag!

Most martial arts training uses another human being as the target. In reality, however, there are advantages to using an inanimate object such as a BOB, a Versys VS.BOB or a heavy bag.

The obvious advantage is you don’t have to worry about hurting another person. You can really go at it without being concerned about knocking out or breaking the nose of your practice buddy. You don’t have to hold back — the BOB, the Versys VS.BOB and the heavy bag allow you to use full power in every strike, which is difficult to do in sparring sessions with your classmates.

Although all three pieces of equipment are useful, they offer different advantages and require different approaches to training.

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