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CS Chua
24-07-2012, 12:49 PM
My son has been pestering me to buy a punching bag for him. I am relenting after much persuasion but where to put it is a challenge. Anyway, anyone has a punching bag at home? What kind is suitable? He wants a heavy one which does not move that much. And where in the world do they sell punching bags? Tesco?

cml
24-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Probably in those shops selling fitness stuff. I think those are quite expensive. The weight depends on what is used to stuff them. Probably its sand in the middle so it can be pretty heavy. I those that they put in gyms are leather covered with quite alot of padding .

CS Chua
24-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Probably in those shops selling fitness stuff. I think those are quite expensive. The weight depends on what is used to stuff them. Probably its sand in the middle so it can be pretty heavy. I those that they put in gyms are leather covered with quite alot of padding .

I went into some sports equipment shops but not available. Maybe a tae kwon do shop. Need to physically inspect it instead of buying it online.

jan tomaswaki
24-07-2012, 10:49 PM
You can get in in "everybody martial arts "in Pudu area,Smart in Kepong or oriental martial arts in taman Segar Cheras.Do your son want a sawdust,cloth or bean or sand types.You can get a hanger(R shape) to put in the room.Prices range from RM200- RM1000.PM me if you need further details and i'll check it for you.

SiangMalam
24-07-2012, 11:04 PM
CSChua, we made one 45 years ago by filling a rice sack with river sand... hang it from the strongest branch of a big tree in the back of our kampong and every boy tried to be Joe Louis or something... and some to be Killer Kowalski or Tiger Jeet Singh and some to be Wong Fei Hoong...

CS Chua
24-07-2012, 11:13 PM
CSChua, we made one 45 years ago by filling a rice sack with river sand... hang it from the strongest branch of a big tree in the back of our kampong and every boy tried to be Joe Louis or something... and some to be Killer Kowalski or Tiger Jeet Singh and some to be Wong Fei Hoong...

Rice sack? I think that was gunny sack, used for rice those years. Yes, that is good. But I think my son and I do not want a gunny sack hanging around. Not consistent with the neighborhood image. :)

CS Chua
24-07-2012, 11:14 PM
You can get in in "everybody martial arts "in Pudu area,Smart in Kepong or oriental martial arts in taman Segar Cheras.Do your son want a sawdust,cloth or bean or sand types.You can get a hanger(R shape) to put in the room.Prices range from RM200- RM1000.PM me if you need further details and i'll check it for you.

Thanks, I will google them first.

Charbroiled
25-07-2012, 09:45 AM
My son has been pestering me to buy a punching bag for him.Is he taking up some form of martial arts or has he been watching too much kungfu movies? :laugh:

CS Chua
25-07-2012, 09:55 AM
Is he taking up some form of martial arts or has he been watching too much kungfu movies? :laugh:

Actually he was supposed to be black belt in TKD but because of his age, he cannot at that time since he was in secondary school. Now he has gone into jujitsu and was assisting the main coach from time to time. But working life has taken a toll on him, late nights and stress. But he wants to pick it up again, hence, the bag at home where he can practice. He is a chip of the old block. I went from judo, kung fu and to karate. I guess it is hereditary in this case.

Charbroiled
25-07-2012, 10:02 AM
He is a chip of the old block. I went from judo, kung fu and to karate. I guess it is hereditary in this case.Thank goodness I have not offended you in anyway. I hate to be in your bad books! :mua-haha: Just curious, what about Jeet Kune Do? You ever took that up? I know one guy who was so good at it....bet you know who that was. :)

Rhiga
25-07-2012, 10:27 AM
Tae-Kwan-do !!

Then you need a sandbag, not punch bag..

TKD focuses more on legs than hands, and above blue belt need to kick a swinging sandbag.

You need to hang the sandbag in open, not in a room for the bag to swing and to allow a running diatnce before fly-kick the swinging bag..

I have forgotten the length of the sandbag and the correct height to hang the sandbag, but the higher the tougher to kick the swinging bag...

Like what SM mentioned, a ricc sack (karung guni) filled with sand was commonly used last time. I have DIY one before in my hometown when I learnt TKD in my secondary time..

jan tomaswaki
25-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Rhiga,during my time inTKD we use tin ore instead of sand/bean bags.Pumping was 150x on knuckles ,50x on five fingers.Think of those old time scare me out of hell.Nowadays TKD,Karate,GIgong,Tai Chi,Chapeoria,Silambam,silat are all for school curriculum,excercise to get fit only nothing else.There is no more Bruce Lee,Ip Man,Wong fei Hong anymore.Even tai tai gor Sammo Hung also pencen already.!

Charbroiled
25-07-2012, 11:30 AM
There is no more Bruce Lee,Ip Man,Wong fei Hong anymore.Even tai tai gor Sammo Hung also pencen already.!That is why to watch real kungfu, I simply watch a repeat of a Bruce Lee movie. Sammo Hung is good too but no one comes close to the Mighty Bruce. :)

eddychan
25-07-2012, 12:36 PM
My son has been pestering me to buy a punching bag for him.


...working life has taken a toll on him...

He should buy his own punching bag.

Anyway, there are lots of punching bags available, the cheapest being the ones you can find at Cash Converters, but those are more toy. Even if you buy a proper punching bag, you will have problems with the installation as it would need to be anchored firmly at the top and at the bottom to give a good simulation of a TKD kick.

It would be better for him to join a gym. If he is working near the Weld, he can try out the World Martial Arts Centre there (if it is still open), where he can do all his kicking. A proper kick is done with someone holding the punching bag (from the other side). Previously, the centre was run by Master Mak (supposedly 8th dan), and his movements were.. really fantastic. No matter where or how he moves, he is always 100% balanced!

jan tomaswaki
25-07-2012, 01:18 PM
Just went to Everybody Martial arts in Pudu,the new design hanger cost RM220 and for punching bags it range from RM100(small) ,RM130 (just suitable) to RM1000 (5.5ft)

CS Chua
25-07-2012, 03:40 PM
Wah, I must tread on this forum very carefully in future. Everyone has some kind of training in the past. Who knows? Maybe our mod is a kung fu master, keeping quiet. Like Kung Fu Hustle, everybody is hiding their skills by working hard at their profession. What will it take to bring out those skills? Bersih 4?:D

SiangMalam
26-07-2012, 02:09 AM
Rhiga,during my time inTKD we use tin ore instead of sand/bean bags.Pumping was 150x on knuckles ,50x on five fingers.Think of those old time scare me out of hell.Nowadays TKD,Karate,GIgong,Tai Chi,Chapeoria,Silambam,silat are all for school curriculum,excercise to get fit only nothing else.There is no more Bruce Lee,Ip Man,Wong fei Hong anymore.Even tai tai gor Sammo Hung also pencen already.!

I don't have tin ore but if you want iron ore (FeO) I can give you one sack but your house beam will soon give way and come down because half a sack of pure FeO is about 600kg - even the gunny sack will tear at the sheer weight... apamacam, kalau mau hanya bicara saja, bisa diatur...

eddychan
26-07-2012, 09:01 AM
...Maybe our mod is a kung fu master...

U dunno meh? rumour has it that David Chang trained under his uncle.. KW

currymee
26-07-2012, 09:09 AM
KW got the POWER OF "LIFE & DEATH" in this forum :p .... he just have to click a button and you are "finished" ... NO KUNG-FU can do that leh .... :D

CS Chua
26-07-2012, 11:31 AM
KW got the POWER OF "LIFE & DEATH" in this forum :p .... he just have to click a button and you are "finished" ... NO KUNG-FU can do that leh .... :D

Wah, that is the pre-kung fu era, like The Bride with White Hairs. They got energy sword, energy punch, and even energy wind that can decapitate your head standing one hundred meters away. Habis. Good thing he only gives out bananas.

jan tomaswaki
26-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Wah, that is the pre-kung fu era, like The Bride with White Hairs. They got energy sword, energy punch, and even energy wind that can decapitate your head standing one hundred meters away. Habis. Good thing he only gives out bananas.

Even he dish out bananas also make your stomach in trouble,so be very careful.......

CS Chua
26-07-2012, 12:23 PM
Even he dish out bananas also make your stomach in trouble,so be very careful.......

Energy bananas? Maybe it can cure cancer? Then everybody wants KW's bananas especially that cook so that he can make goreng pisang for everybody.:mua-haha:

Naka
26-07-2012, 12:43 PM
:D:DHahahahahahahahaaha:D:D you guys are funny

jan tomaswaki
26-07-2012, 07:31 PM
Energy bananas? Maybe it can cure cancer? Then everybody wants KW's bananas especially that cook so that he can make goreng pisang for everybody.:mua-haha:

When eating currymee,banana is a antidote.:heheheh:

Charbroiled
26-07-2012, 08:18 PM
I can see it! A forthcoming blockbuster movie. 'Energy Bananas And Flying Swords'. :heheheh:

CS Chua
26-07-2012, 08:41 PM
I can see it! A forthcoming blockbuster movie. 'Energy Bananas And Flying Swords'. :heheheh:

Looks like KW Chang and his bananas are now the punching bags ....errr....I mean, the punch lines.

zinglicious
26-07-2012, 08:47 PM
The up and coming academy winner Asian movie starring - KW Chang Yuen Fatt and Datuk Michell Yeoh
Crouching Banana, Hidden Pisang where there is full of flying banana tarts action flick. :heheheh::heheheh::heheheh:

CS Chua
26-07-2012, 09:08 PM
The up and coming academy winner Asian movie starring - KW Chang Yuen Fatt and Datuk Michell Yeoh
Crouching Banana, Hidden Pisang where there is full of flying banana tarts action flick. :heheheh::heheheh::heheheh:

Pisang Rastali vs. Pisang Emas?:cool:

eddychan
27-07-2012, 09:00 AM
http://img5.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16401/16401139f75e077288597702df631fb1e21dbe50.jpg

David Chang couldn't make it for this photoshoot, so his sifu took his place

Charbroiled
27-07-2012, 09:35 AM
Pheeeeewit! Is that "Sifu" KW Chang?! Nice work there, Eddy! :p:laugh:


http://img5.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16401/16401139f75e077288597702df631fb1e21dbe50.jpg

David Chang couldn't make it for this photoshoot, so his sifu took his place

CS Chua
27-07-2012, 09:52 AM
Pheeeeewit! Is the "Sifu" KW Chang?! Nice work there, Eddy! :p:laugh:

Which one? That guy looks like Ti Lung, the one arm swordsman fame.

Charbroiled
27-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Which one? That guy looks like Ti Lung, the one arm swordsman fame.Wrong! :D David Chiang was the new one armed swordsman. :). The original one-armed swordsman was played by Wang Yu. The guy in the poster is Ti Lung, though.

eddychan
27-07-2012, 11:22 AM
http://img8.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16401/1640143478fa6a1e58653a3791722cb9aad7c7cd.jpg

hmm.. forgot to colour balance the earlier pic. this one looks slightly better

CS Chua
27-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Wrong! :D David Chiang was the new one armed swordsman. :). The original one-armed swordsman was played by Wang Yu. The guy in the poster is Ti Lung, though.

Hehehehe, we got a HK movie fan here. You are right.

Charbroiled
27-07-2012, 07:57 PM
Hehehehe, we got a HK movie fan here. You are right.My dad used to take me to watch all those Shaw Brothers' martial arts flicks when I was growing up. I watched almost all of them, if not all! :heheheh: Loved them all. But they lost their magic when Bruce Lee came kicking along! :D

zinglicious
27-07-2012, 09:08 PM
http://img5.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16401/16401139f75e077288597702df631fb1e21dbe50.jpg

David Chang couldn't make it for this photoshoot, so his sifu took his place

That kenot be KW Chang with two bright eyes. ( his trade mark is ONE EYE. KW Chang was famous when he was in movie called the Deadly Banana Ban.:heheheh:

CS Chua
27-07-2012, 09:42 PM
My dad used to take me to watch all those Shaw Brothers' martial arts flicks when I was growing up. I watched almost all of them, if not all! :heheheh: Loved them all. But they lost their magic when Bruce Lee came kicking along! :D

My father had 2 cinemas and I used to sell tickets and usher people to their seats with the torch light when I was in primary school. I saw most shows but then they were in Cantonese and I did not know 90% of what they said. But still, the action show was fun. So, were some "bolder" films too as those days there were shows for 18 and above.

Charbroiled
27-07-2012, 11:30 PM
My father had 2 cinemas and I used to sell tickets and usher people to their seats with the torch light when I was in primary school. I saw most shows but then they were in Cantonese and I did not know 90% of what they said. But still, the action show was fun. So, were some "bolder" films too as those days there were shows for 18 and above.Cool! My dad didn't own any cinemas but the manager of one was his best friend! I can't really complain, can I? We got to watch so many freeeeee movies! Luckily for me, it was a Shaw Brothers' cinema...so I had my fair share of movies starring David Chiang, Ti Lung, Lau Kar Leong, Lau Kar Fei, etc. ;) However, we had to pay for Bruce Lee's movies. Those were the good old movie days. :D

jan tomaswaki
28-07-2012, 08:16 AM
Of course,those days,we cannot afford to see movies that cost 40cents (neck breaking front row),we manage to see sunday cheap matinee,like Tarzan,Hard days nite,Christopher Lee Dracula movies and my favorite Melody Fair:cool:

cml
28-07-2012, 10:22 AM
I used to live opposite a cinema those days. Used to watch all the chin han, lin chin hsia films. That was after the kung fu movie craze. It was the romantic phase in my life then!!

CS Chua
28-07-2012, 04:38 PM
I used to live opposite a cinema those days. Used to watch all the chin han, lin chin hsia films. That was after the kung fu movie craze. It was the romantic phase in my life then!!

After seeing Bridget Lin Chin Hsia in the movie, The Bride With White Hairs, my heart still flutters. After all these years, she is still so dazzling and beautiful. It is either the camera special effects or maybe my old and weary eyes are playing tricks on me. Gotta to remember to wear my glasses all the time.

Charbroiled
28-07-2012, 06:28 PM
Of course,those days,we cannot afford to see movies that cost 40cents (neck breaking front row),we manage to see sunday cheap matinee,like Tarzan,Hard days nite,Christopher Lee Dracula movies and my favorite Melody Fair:cool:40 cents? I remember it was 65 cents. Maybe I'm younger than you huh? :p. Melody Fair inspired me to get married! :laugh: I so wanted to get myself a girlfriend but my mom was dead against that. Studies came first, she said and she wouldn't have it any other way. :( Too bad those days there was no social media. Getting a gf would have been a breeze! :D

Charbroiled
28-07-2012, 06:38 PM
After seeing Bridget Lin Chin Hsia in the movie, The Bride With White Hairs, my heart still flutters.She was a thing of beauty, wasn't she? ;)

Charbroiled
28-07-2012, 06:42 PM
I used to live opposite a cinema those days. Used to watch all the chin han, lin chin hsia films. That was after the kung fu movie craze. It was the romantic phase in my life then!!I was so in love with Nora Miao then! Remember her?

bslee
28-07-2012, 06:48 PM
Wow!..from punchbag to Shaw bros movie flicks.. cool! I downloaded lots of them from somewhere, and shows how spectacular the production was. Now all deemed as oldies which this generation likely won't appeal to. However, NTV7 shows these at 2.30pm on Saturdays. Nostalgic!.. but fortunately I already seen them since having them on my media HDD.
Today's slot was Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre Part 1. I'm cocksure these were ripped from the Shaw Brothers remastered DVD's which I don't think all 600 of them were released.

CS Chua
28-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Wow!..from punchbag to Shaw bros movie flicks.. cool! I downloaded lots of them from somewhere, and shows how spectacular the production was. Now all deemed as oldies which this generation likely won't appeal to. However, NTV7 shows these at 2.30pm on Saturdays. Nostalgic!.. but fortunately I already seen them since having them on my media HDD.
Today's slot was Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre Part 1. I'm cocksure these were ripped from the Shaw Brothers remastered DVD's which I don't think all 600 of them were released.

Which torrenz are you using? I am using piratexxxx but they have mostly Western shows. Very hard to get old Chinese movies except for the hollywood ones