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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 17 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 This is a training DVD with purpose!
Reviewer: B. Chalaire (Miami, Florida)

Most of us buying a "how to" DVD have some basic boxing skills and knowledge about the heavy bag equipment and how to use it. Here is an example of going farther than just the typical - jab, straight right, left hook and repeat this type workout. The heavy bag training in this DVD can be taken into the real world and extend into real self defense. Of course, the heavy bag is one of the best forms of training, but there can be more than just hammering away at the bag with no purpose. This DVD bridges that gap. Finally, another needed addition to the thin world of quality training DVD's for boxing and self defense. Five Stars!


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Training for combat, not a sports game,
Reviewer: Peter B. Van Rossum (San Diego, California)

I knew something was missing from my sport boxing classes, those instructors were teaching me how to tiptoe around a fight and be overly passive. That is NOT how I saw real world fighting. Fortunately, I found Sammy Franco's heavy bag DVD and can finally properly prepare myself for street fighting. It shows you how to property engage the bag and demonstrates how different students with different body types attack the bag. Seeing how hard those guys are attacking inspires me during my practices and helps me push through and dig deep. A great help for me was Sammy's section on developing forearm strength!! This had made all the difference in everything I do. The strength and confidence that I continue to develop (thanks to this DVD) is priceless. Thanks Sammy!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A Must Have!
Reviewer: J. Eastman (Ogden, Utah)

Sammy Franco and Contemporary Fighting Arts has done it again with this must have DVD. If your serious about training you have to get this! This DVD is one of the best you can get to add to your punching bag training skills.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great training for reality based self-defense
Reviewer: Kevin Hirakis (Battle Creek, Michigan)

I have spent alot of time looking around on youtube for ideas on heavybag training. Most of them are geared towards sports competition. This dvd goes beyond just how to throw your basic punches on a heavy bag, it gives drills that will train attributes needed for a fight outside of the ring. For example, specific drills on how to work on a continuous punching drill for an extended time to simulate giving it your all for as long as possible instead of trying to pace yourself for a 3 minute round as in boxing. Other drills include (but not limited to) punching combinations, and


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great Video for Heavy Bag Training
Reviewer: Mickey (Damascus, Maryland)

I've recently begun training in CFA and I got the DVD to assist me in my home training on the heavy bag. The video was definitely helpful for me as a beginner in setting up my heavy bag properly (actually went through 2 sets of bolt cutters cutting the chains) and then developing the drills to perfect my technique. I could see this being a great resource for someone training at home on their own, but it's also a great compliment to my actual CFA training.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavy Bag Training Workout
Reviewer: David Bussiere (Richmond, Virginia)

Sammy Franco dose pretty good job on describing and showing proper hitting mechanics for the heavy bag. Even if have you have no interest in learning self defense, the dvd is still a must for anyone who has no or little experience with heavy bag. Included are different types of strengthening exercises also the dvd is pretty good at describing what to look for when purchasing a heavy bag and the type drills you can do for training. Overall this great dvd for heavy bag training - Especially for those who want step up there game for self defense.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Heavy Bag Workout
Reviewer: B. Dunn (Yorktown, Virginia)

This is a "must have" DVD if you want to train on a heavy bag. It covers all the bases...First: what type of bag, how heavy, height of bag, gloves etc. Second: How to hit the bag. I didn't have this video before I got my bag.....I nearly broke my hands because of improper technique. Sammy Franco explains how to properly execute each type of strike. This is extemely valuable. Third: how to train on a heavy bag. When I first got my heavy bag mounted, I quickly put on my gloves and proceded to pound the bag with reckless abandon...after about 45 seconds...huffing and puffing....with hurting hands, wrists, and elbows I gave up. Sammy Franco describes different routines for different experience levels that allow you to progressively improve your technique and fitness level. Lastly, I really like the emphasis on using the heavy bag to train for real life self defense situations...I don't want to train to dance...I want to train to defend myself. This is the DVD for heavy bag training for self defense.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavy Bag Training DVD - For the Street
Reviewer: B. Frederick (Morrison, Illinois)

Mr. Franco does it again. He has created a dvd for the average guy who simply wants "nuts and bolts" information on how to use the Heavy Bag to improve his chances in coming out on top in a dangerous "kill or be killed" street situation. This dvd contains simple, effective, and efficient training information that anyone can begin to implement into their training without having to have the athletic abilities of a professional or amateur boxer or MMA fighter. I purchased another dvd from Mr. Franco a while ago entitled "Ground Fighting in the Streets." I have a background in BJJ with the Gracies, but when I decided to begin teaching my son ground fighting, I wanted to teach him just the practical skills necessary to survive and the ones that really work. For the past year and a half, we have been training only the basics as outlined in the "Ground Fighting in the Streets" dvd and my son (who is now 12) is extremely capable of handling himself. Now that I want to add striking to my son's training, I went back to the one source I trust for practical, no bull information. I plan to spend the next year or so teaching my son striking techniques and drills explained on the "Heavy Bag Training" dvd and I'm sure the results will once again speak for themselves. Most individuals who want to improve any aspect of their fighting skill set would be best advised to do two things first and foremost: master the basics until they become automatic and only practice those skills and techniques that can be used in the street: "When hell comes to breakfast." This is my philosophy and apparently Mr. Franco agrees. If you are looking for training dvd's devoted to "where the rubber hits the road" philosophy of fighting and self-defence, Mr. Franco's are a hell of a place to start.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome Product!
Reviewer: James M. Mcgarvey (Germantown, Maryland)

Finally there is a DVD on the market that deals with heavy bag workouts for the street. Every other DVD I have seen out there deals with the heavy bag for sport fighting. In this DVD, Mr. Franco shows how to use the heavy bag to maximize speed and power for delivering fight ending compound attacks on the street. This comprehensive production covers everything from the proper height level for the bag to strengthening the hands for punching. The disorientation drill is awesome. To be able to replicate the lightheadedness of getting hit and being able to keep fighting is priceless. This is an absolute gem for anyone that is serious about punching with speed and power in a street fight.


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heavy Bag Work for Street Fighting
Reviewer: Johan Randa (Lund, Skane, Sweden)

One of the most basic martial arts equipment is the heavy bag found in almost all martial arts gymnasiums especially boxing ones. In this DVD they are explained how to train with for street fighting. As usual with CFA DVDs it has lots of innovative drills.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best Heavy Bag Workout!
Reviewer: Bijeet (Melbourne, Victoria)

I have been training in boxing and this DVD is a great addition to enchance your punching power. The heavy bag drills given are explained well so you don't have to ask anyone else, you have a great coach at home!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavy Bag Workout
Reviewer: Timothy Summers (New Haven, Indiana)

I learned alot from this dvd, and now incorporate more street fighting techniqes into my heavy bag workout routine. It is definately worth the money and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a heavy bag!!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wow!
Reviewer: Richard Brown (Cristoval, Texas)

i learned a lot. All of the dvds I have purchased from other so called martial arts experts suck in comparison.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavy Bag Training - highly recommended!
Reviewer: Phil Scattergood (Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, Canada)

This DVD totally changed the way I train on the bag. Simple yet effective instructions on from everything on how to hang the bag (why didnt anyone ever tell me that before?) to seriously excellent drills that have breathed new life into what I do. Is it value for money? You bet. I doubt that I have seen anything this informative. It's something that you can watch over & over and keep learning from. Great stuff!


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Great!
Reviewer: Larry (Houston, Texas)

I thought the heavy bag training was first rate. It was at the street training level and beyond other self-defense videos that I have used.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great Training DVD
Reviewer: Jonathan Van (San Jose, California)

I had purchased a 100lb heavy bag several months ago. When I first bought it, I have no idea how to execute a punch in a correct form. However, thanks to Mr. Franco and his students' demonstration (along with precise information), all that changed! I finally learned how to punch effectively and strenthen my hands like an iron especially when it comes to street fighting. Very thankful!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavy bag for Self-Defense
Reviewer: Zeker (Alameda, California)

Well beyond my expectations. More recommendations than I thought were possible. In my opinion, this is truly a comprehensive DVD on the heavy bag. Bag specs along with recommendations when purchasing (not all bags are good for every technique shown), training partner techniques, CFA strikes (detailed) to use on the heavy bag, variety of drills, recommendations for WO's and intensity training. I was so elated to see Mr. Franco included the disorientation drill and ground fighting with the heavy bag, this IS a comprehensive DVD. I'll admit, initially, the thought of watching an instructional on the Heavy bag was not very appealing. "It's a heavy bag, you just hit on it… right?" I was wrong. A heavy bag will give you the things other training implements can't (focus mits, speed bag, B.O.B., etc). If you have not bought a heavy bag yet, this is a must. Have a bag and are serious about training, this is a must.


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