How to Use a Tear Drop Punching Bag in Muay Thai Kickboxing

Learn how to use a tear drop punching bag for kickboxing from Mushin MMA's Sean Hinds in this muay Thai training video from Howcast.

The Tear Drop Bag can be used to practice loose knees, and it also can be used to practice being in the clinch, holding someone and delivering multiple knees. We’re going to do loose knees. What I want to do first off, first is hands on the bag, and I’m going to give the bag a push. When the bag is coming back towards me, is when I want to come up, deliver the knee, and then put my hands back on the bag and push again. All right? Again we push, knee, come down, push, knee, come down, push, knee, come down, push, knee. I’m making sure when you come off of the knee your hands are up. You can extend the right hand out across, or extend the left hand across, keeping the other hand at the side of the head. We go to the left side, up, knee, come back, push, knee, come back, push again, knee, come back, and then push. Last one now. When you’re actually in the Thai clinch, and you’ve got good position, you can throw multiple knees now. So what I want to do is start off on the balls of my feet. I never want to be flat. On the balls of the feet. When I come up, I strike with the right knee. I’m not going to put it back down. After I strike, I’m going to kick the left leg out, taking the same spot where the left leg is. What I do there is make my hips go out. Once the hips go out, now I’m going to bring the hip back in to actually deliver the knee. We’re going to go one, two, three, four, five, six, always making sure when you kick the leg out, the hip goes out and then the hip comes back in. One other thing we can do in the clinch, we can spin the opponent, put them off balance, and deliver a knee. So I’m throwing two knees. I step to the side, I turn, I throw a knee, I step again, turn, and then knee. And that’s the Tear Drop Bag.