FOAM STICK TRAINING FOR BOXING & MMA
You may have seen various coaches holding strange foam sticks and seemingly attacking their students with them, in what may initially look like a Jeet Kune Do’Esque throw back or maybe adding in Eskrima or similar to their open hand training. But with guys like Canelo Alvarez James De Gale and Ricky Hatton using the noodles, it might be high time you added it into your training routine.
Sticks favored by boxing coaches because of their benefits for developing accuracy, hand eye coordination and hand speed, using this little tool, whether you use the two sticks or just one as favored by Ricky Hatton, it seems unanimous that the foam sticks are a useful addition to the coaches toolbox.
Our man with a cam, Colin Byrne of Shinobi Academy and The Mac Life, demonstrates a useful drill to get you started with the noodles!