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Thai pads originated in Thailand for use in the sport of Muay Thai and now they have been integrated into the world of MMA. The purpose that they are used in MMA is essentially the same purpose that they would be employed for Thai boxing.

Namely, these pads are the bridge between a heavy bag and a pair of focus mitts. That is to say, the purpose of Thai targets is to develop conditioning and endurance in the same way these attributes would be developed on a heavy bag.

And, of course, Thai pads come with a great deal of mobility in their training sessions since they will be held by a workout partner. This way, the Thai pads are used in a manner that is similar to focus mitts as timing, distancing, and partner drills can be worked into the program in a way a heavy bag cannot.

And while their origin may have been in Thai boxing, these pads are effective in any sport that integrates Thai boxing into the mix or employs strikes similar to Thai boxing. Hence, these pads are critical for MMA training.

Focus mitts simply cannot deliver in the same manner that Thai pads can be used. This is because focus pads have been designed almost exclusively as a target for punches. Yes, you can train certain kicks and elbows on focus mitts, but they way you do so is limited.

Focus mitts are much lighter and cannot handle the powerful shin kicks, knee strikes and heavy elbow blows that a Thai pad is able to. Simply put, it is dangerous to train knees and shin strikes with focus mitts since they cannot absorb the impact as they were never designed to.

Also, these pads have been designed in such a way that they are held on the forearms which allows for mobility of the target around the torso. This lets the trainer safely work with the fighter in a series of fast paced drills without presented an injury risk to all involved.

And, of course, the fighter can literally ‘blast away' on the pads since the thickness of the pads absorbs all manner of impact. In traditional Thai training, the rounds are very long. They are not the common 2 or 3 minute boxing rounds. They may train for 6 minutes straight per round and work for 6 rounds with a one minute break.

Needless to say, that requires great conditioning. Then again, the purpose of such rounds is to develop great conditioning and it does so with extreme effectiveness.

When you do purchase Thai pads, it is of absolutely paramount importance that you purchase reliable, heavy, leather pads made by a major name in the kickboxing/MMA business. Stick with Twins, Revgear, Kwon, and other top name brands.

Cheap or low grade Thai pads are dangerous to train with and do not deliver and effective workout. However, with the right name brand of Pads, you can have a solid workout that is delivered efficiently and effectively. This is true whether you are headed to the ring or the cage.

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