Homemade Martial Arts Training Equipment

A Do-It-Yourself Guide

by Michael D. Janich


112 pages, 8.5" x 11"

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If you've priced commercial martial arts equipment lately, you know you could easily spend a small fortune amassing the gear you need for effective at-home training - and still not have exactly what you need. The good news is, you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Author Michael Janich is an old hand at turning out homemade martial arts equipment. In this book he shares the best of his simple yet ingenious designs, providing step-by-step instructions for fashioning functional, durable gear from ordinary materials at nominal cost. The plans in this book cover a wide variety of home-built martial arts equipment, from heavy bags and speed bags to focus pads and air shields to sparring weapons, stretching machines and more. Whether you're on a tight budget or just enjoy the satisfaction of do-it-yourself projects, this book shows you that a little ingenuity and sweat equity can go a long way toward greatly enhancing your home training regimen.
In addition to making his own martial arts equipment, noted martial arts author and instructor Michael Janich has designed and engineered everything from blowguns to knives, including the highly acclaimed Masters of Defense Tempest folding knife.
1) Focus Pads
2) Inner Tube Air Shields
3) Accuracy Target
4) The Focus Ball
5) The "Top-and-Bottom" Bag
6) Soda Bottle Striking Targets
7) Padded Sparring Practice Weapons
8) The Sinawali Pole
9) The De Cuerdas Pole
10) The Gripping Jar
11) Stretching Pulley
12) Stretching Machine
13) Training Knives
14) Sparring Knives
15) Heavy Bags
16) Freestanding Heavy Bags
17) Uppercut/Groin Kick Bag
18) Car Tire Striking Targets
19) Abdominal Exerciser
20) Weapon/Equipment Racks