Above is a little video of how I wrap my hands. I think it’s good to experiment with different kinds of wrap techniques as they have different strengths. It took me a while to settle on this one. Hand size, punching style, the wrap material itself can make a difference – I’ve been liking the longer, softer wraps of Top King and Punish (an Australian company). This wrap technique incorporates an extra padded layer made of a fold of the wrap placed on the knuckles first (for torn up skin, I’ve actually added a cut kitchen sponge for a few weeks of extra padding instead). When you first come to Thailand the extra humidity may add to the abrasion. I struggled with torn knuckles my first year here, mostly from bagwork.
This wrap technique was taught to me by Neung at Lanna Muay Thai, a WBC western boxing champion. In the beginning the mechanics of the fold and thumb can be a little tricky, but with some repetition it is pretty easy to do. I wrap my hands really quickly, even with the fold.
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