The Hand Wrap Thread

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by slipthejab, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    I thought it'd be good to have a library of hand wrapping techniques. Everyday I see so many guys down at the gym with terrible wraps. Really sloppy or just plain wrong. Sometimes it's from ignorance... sometimes it's from laziness... but there really shouldn't be any excuse for poor hand wrapping technique.

    I often run across lots of people that don't understand the difference between bag wraps and getting taped up for an actual competitive fight. I don't know if I'm going to actually come across any vids of taping... but if I do I'll post them up here. Needless to say there are almost as many different types of wraps and taping as there are fighters.

    I'll start it off:

    The boys from Philly show off an interesting Muay Thai hand wrap technique:
    [ame=""]Philadelphia Muay Thai and Boxing / How To Wrap Hands For Muay Thai Boxing - YouTube[/ame]

    One style of boxers wraps:
    [ame=""]Boxing Lessons for Beginners : Boxing handwraps - YouTube[/ame]

    Another boxing style wrap:
    [ame=""]How to Train for Boxing : Hand Wrapping Techniques Used in Boxing - YouTube[/ame]

    More boxing style wraps out of New South Wales, Aus.:
    [ame=""]NSW PCYC Boxing (Hand Wrapping) - YouTube[/ame]

    Boxing wraps from Pittsburgh:
    [ame=""]Wrapping Hands For Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai / How to wrap your hands - YouTube[/ame]

    Muay Thai wraps - with two styles shown in this vid:
    [ame=""]Muay Thai Kickboxing - Hand Wrapping - YouTube[/ame]

    Muay Thai wraps at Fairtex:
    [ame=""]Basic Fairtex Handwrap!! - YouTube[/ame]

    Boxer style hand wraps:
    [ame=""]redwood handwrap - YouTube[/ame]

    Kickboxing wraps:
    [ame=""]Kickboxing Basics: Hand Wraps - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2008
  2. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    Use the 2nd one due to you posting that before. Works well.

    Another sticky!!!!!!!
  3. Yatezy

    Yatezy One bad mamba jamba

    Cheers slip, sounds silly since ive been doing boxing for sometime now and thats the first time ive known how to wrap correctly! Ive usually just wrapped a lot around my wrists for support and never around the fingers due to not knowing how.

    Only looked at one so far but ill check out the rest now, cheers bud! Ill second that on the sticky!

    EDIT- I usually use a method similar to the 3rd video but will try on the finger wrapping.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2008
  4. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    I only use bag gloves. Is this wrong?
  5. oldshadow

    oldshadow Valued Member

    Good posts Slip.
    One thing to keep in mind is to not end up with a big glob of cloth in the palm of your hand if you do it’s wrong. You most likely not get a good gab in the glove there by having a better chance of damaging you hands.
    Also I tend to use training tape over the hand wraps as this supplies a good deal more support.
    Just for info you can tell if a fighter is valuable to his gym a lot of time as before each work out a trainer will wrap his hands with gauze and tape, not cloth hand wraps. It’s more expensive but the hands are much better protected.

    Here’s a MMA gauze wrap. Boxing and Kickboxing will be somewhat different but this is good info.
  6. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Ace! I hadn't bookmarked that vid someone posted a while back and I still struggle with my wraps- had to get some thinner ones for my small hands :)

    I saw some pink Everlast ones today.Euuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh!
  7. oldshadow

    oldshadow Valued Member

    No as long as you have had no problems and continue to have no problems. I tend to use only training tape and gloves. I have no problems with my knuckles but need to reinforce the back of my hands and wrist and just tape works well for me.
  8. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    I've recommended that 2nd vid a couple of times, if your hands are small the wraps come in different sizes, or you can cut and Wonderweb. Use the elastic wraps fo my son, works well.

    My youngest daughter was very girly. Pink gloves, wraps, anklets & short. Oldest daughter, Black everything with black alien shorts.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2008
  9. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Good advice, but at the same time why take a risk? Maybe better to wrap first?

    My knuckles have never been a problem, but both wrists sometimes suffer (broken wrists in motorcycle crashes in the past) as do my fingers on occasions for the same reason.

    As long as you're really slamming the bag it's all good :)

  10. SirVill

    SirVill Valued Member

    I use the second link, cause its the first vid I came across when starting. I like it though, its a good wrap.
  11. Banpen Fugyo

    Banpen Fugyo 10000 Changes No Surprise

    Guy in first vids shirt... "Fighting solves everything" lol :rolleyes:

    But I've always wrapped my hands like he does in that vid
  12. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Yeah... lol... that's the image (sleeve and knuckle tats and all) you want to be showing to mom when your like 12 convincing her to let you take up martial arts or Muay Thai. :D
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2008
  13. Banpen Fugyo

    Banpen Fugyo 10000 Changes No Surprise

    haha... hes probably the guy that the new kids/moms have to go talk to to enroll in the gym.
  14. sliver

    sliver Work In Progress

    This needs to be a sticky. One of the best researched and most useful posts in quite some time. Solid gold slip, keep up the community service mate!
  15. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    Agreed, Slip is responsible for the safe punching of fighters everywhere. :Angel:
  16. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Just out of interest,anyone tried those gel gloves you can get for bag work? Saw some Everlast ones at the weekend? I'm not shelling out extra cash seeing I have my fancy "Shaolin temple" ones that obviously give me d34dly bag hitting powerz :D
  17. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    They've been discussed on MAP before somewhere.
    The general consensus was cotton wraps are better if I remember.
  18. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    They're still intended for wearing under bag gloves aren't they Lou? They're just a replacement for the wraps, not the bag gloves.

  19. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Ahhh I'm not sure tbh. I don't like using bags on the glove ,I just prefer my wraps.
  20. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Yeah I haven't found my bags to be much use on the glove :Angel: :p :D

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