TKO Punching Bag Reviews

TKO may not be the biggest name in martial arts, it is still a well known company that produces many great products. While Everlast, Century and Title are probably better known for heavy bags, TKO makes several quality punching bags that deserve consideration. In the reviews below we cover a TKO Muay Thai bag, a TKO punching bag and a TKO heavy bag wall mount. Definitely read the reviews to find out if one of these products are right for your training needs.

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TKO Muay Thai Heavy Bag

TKO punching bagThe TKO Muay Thai Heavy Bag is an average sized Muay Thai bag that you might find in a Muay Thai or MMA gym. It is 72 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds, which is comparable to most other Muay Thai bags. The bag is constructed with slick PVC coated vinyl and the seams are made with reinforced nylon, which should keep the bag intact even after heavy beatings.

The bag comes hydraulically stuffed with a blended fiber filler for even weight distribution. This is nice as it should give you a consistent resistance experience when striking any part of the bag. Some people think it’s a little softer than comparable Muay Thai bags. Also, the PVC coated vinyl surface makes it comfortable for using unprotected weapons like kicks, elbows or knees. However, like with any bag, we still strongly recommend you use hand protection (i.e. gloves) if you are going to be punching the bag. It’s easy to cut up your knuckles if you don’t wear gloves when striking.

The TKO heavy bag can be secured to the ground by the loop at the bottom if a swinging bag is not preferred or practical in the training space because of its height. Because of its softness and smooth surface, we would recommend this bag to a wide variety of people. Aerobic fitness users would get a lot out of training with this bag, as would lighter beginner Muay Thai and MMA fighters. For serious fighters looking to improve their shin conditioning and kicking power, we might recommend a Muay Thai bag that is a little harder and offers a little more resistance. All in all, a fairly decent product.

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TKO All Purpose Canvas Heavy Bag

TKO heavy bagThe TKO All Purpose Canvas Heavy Bag is significantly lighter than most punching bags that you might find in a boxing or MMA gym (unless they are training children). The bag is constructed from polycanvas and it has seams that are made reinforced nylon to keep it from bursting. The bag’s light weight means that it can be hung easier, which is especially useful for a home environment.

This bag comes pre-stuffed with a blended fiber filler. It has fairly high shock absorbency, which combined with its weight makes it a very forgiving heavy bag. That makes it excellent for avoiding injury. Polycanvas is not as smooth as other materials, so it’s possible that you may scrape yourself if you don’t wear proper training protection. Therefore we always suggest you use gloves when hitting a training bag, as you risk losing a great deal of skin off your knuckle (or knees or elbows) should you try to strike the bag with powerful bare-knuckle punches.

Due to the weight of the bag, this TKO heavy bag will definitely swing freely with even medium strength kicks or punches. Therefore we’d suggest securing it to the ground, which can be done by a loop on the bottom of the bag. Since the bag is lighter than most other MMA punching bags, it is really meant for amateur training or for lighter fighters. The general rule of thumb is to use a punching bag that is about 1/2 your body weight. So keep this in mind if you are interested in this bag. Larger adults or fighters will not get the resistance that they need from it. The bag may also be suitable for children who are just getting started in martial arts training. Overall, we think this is a very good 50 pound TKO punching bag that you should consider.

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TKO Heavy Bag Wall Mount

tko punching bag wall mountThis wall mount is definitely worth considering if you want to buy (or already have) a TKO punching bag (or actually any brand). What’s nice about using a wall mount is that it can be easier to set up than a heavy bag stand. The wall mount is also good to use if you don’t want to (or can’t) hang a bag directly from the ceiling, or a stand is too big for the room you in which you want to use the bag.

The wall mount is very sturdy and can hold bags up to 100 pounds. One of the very cool features of the mount is the pull pin swivel system, which lets you move the bag to the side when not in use. This is very convenient for home use, especially in shared space (ex. a garage). The handle on the mount extends 27 inches from the wall, so there is sufficient room for striking.

Of course, just like a heavy bag stand, a wall mount restricts 360 degree access to the bag. So you can’t practice circling and other techniques. However, other than that, the wall mount may be a good choice to hang your training bag. Training with a wall mount is a good way to practice your striking techniques with kicks and punches. Just take care to to pay attention to where the wall is as you don’t want to miss the bag and hit the wall instead. If you don’t want to hang your punching bag from the ceiling, but aren’t sure about a wall mount, you can also check out our heavy bag stand reviews to see if a stand would be a better option to use for your MMA training.

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Muay Thai Bag Reviews

Muay Thai has its roots in the techniques of Muay Boran, a 2000 year old Thai military martial art. In the 1920s Muay Thai evolved into a formalized sport, with Western style boxing gloves, boxing ring, and timed rounds. Today it is widely considered to be one of the most effective methods of stand up fighting, and is a mainstay in MMA fighters’ training camps.

Finding a good Muay Thai heavy bag is essential for training, but with so many different heavy bags from various brands it can be a challenge to find the right one. In the article below, we review 4 of the top Muay Thai punching bags from major MMA brands like Ringside, Outslayer, Combat Sports and Title. Make sure to read the reviews before purchasing your next Muay Thai bag.

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Ringside Muay Thai Heavy Bag

  • Weight: 100 pounds
  • User Rating: 5

Ringside Muay Thai Punching BagThe Ringside Muay Thai training bag is tall and slender, with a 70 inch height and 13 inch diameters The bag weighs 100 pounds when filled and comes in a dark black color with a Ringside logo on the upper front. The bag is constructed from top grain cowhide leather, with a once inch foam liner. This liner gives the bag a cushioned, worked in feel directly out of the box, which helps to prevent hand injury. The heavy filling prevents the bag from swinging wildly, which can be an issue with longer heavy bags. The cowhide is exceptionally durable, and ensures that the bag will retain its shape even after repeated blows.

The top of the bag remains dense, while the bottom remains forgiving, which is important for aspiring Muay Thai or MMA fighters, as it prevents injury while perfecting the devastating Muay Thai low kick. It comes with a chain and a swivel, allowing for multiple hanging options. Ringside’s Muay Thai bag was clearly designed with MMA and Muay Thai fighters in mind. We would not recommend this bag for a fighter who is training to compete under a rule set that does not allow low kicks, as they would simply be better off with a traditional western boxing punching bag. It would suffice as an aerobic fitness bag because of its relative softness, but does not hold any clear advantage over other aerobic heavy bags. Ringside’s bag is a well designed, comfortable bag that will stand up to heavy use and is a necessity in any Muay Thai or MMA gym.

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Title Classic Banana Heavy Bag

  • Weight: 100 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.5

Title Muay Thai Heavy Bag ReviewThe Title Classic Banana Heavy Bag comes in at 72 inches long and has a 14 inch diameter. The bag weighs 100 pounds and is notable for it’s rich red color (black version is also available). The bag is constructed with high-quality triple-layered synthetic leather, making it very durable. It is packed with a foam liner, which feels great when hitting it and also adds to the bag’s stability. The bag comes pre-filled with resistance fiber, which prevents the bag from warping and the filling from settling to the bottom.

All Muay Thai style bags have the tendency to swing when not anchored to the ground because of their unique long and skinny dimensions. However, while the Title Classic Banana Heavy Bag does swing, it is less than many other Muay Thai punching bags. The bag is packed very tight and can be a little harder than some other bags, but it is by no means rock hard and should work in a little bit after considerable use. The bag provides significant resistance and is ideal for developing power in all Muay Thai techniques, especially kicks.

Hand protection should always be worn while punching this bag. Similarly, kicking with an unconditioned shin might prove somewhat unforgiving. Because of this, we would not recommend this bag to aerobic fitness users as it might be too hard for recreational use. We would, however, recommend this bag more for advanced MMA and Muay Thai fighters who have built up some conditioning in their shins and need a long lasting, durable Muay Thai punching bag that won’t warp or break down when hit hard.

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Outslayer Muay Thai Punching Bag

  • Weight: 130 pounds
  • User Rating: 5

Outslayer Muay Thai Heavy BagsThe Outslayer Muay Thai Punching Bag measures 72 inches in height with a 14 inch diameter, and weighs a very heavy 130 pounds. It is constructed from heavy duty vinyl. This bag comes filled with compressed fabric, as opposed to sand, which prevents settling and empty spots (there is also an unfilled option). This bag is not hung by a chain, but rather by 4 straps that are constructed from the same heavy duty material as the bag.

This punching bag is exceptionally durable and it should stand up to powerful kicks and punches for a long time. Outslayer stands firmly behind the quality of their product and offers a very good 10-year warranty. The Muay Thai bag is also designed to hold up to to 300 pounds without warping or breaking should you want to add extra weight. However, this should only by done by people very experienced in Muay Thai as 130 pounds is heavy enough for nearly any fighter to get enough resistance to develop power in their technique. This bag might be a little hard for aerobic fitness users, but we would definitely recommend it to MMA or Muay Thai fighters who are looking for a bag to blast day in and day out.

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Combat Sports Muay Thai Heavy Bag

  • Weight: 100 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.8

The Combat Sports Muay Thai training bag is 72 inches in length and has the smallest diameter of any bag we’ve reviewed here at just 12 inches. This pre-filled bag weighs in at approximately 100 pounds and comes with a standard chain for hanging purposes. The bag is available in a dark black color and comes constructed with an outer layer of synthetic leather, which is designed to enhance durability. Because this bag is relatively light for its size, and lacks a foam liner to absorb power, it will have the tendency to swing quite a bit as it lacks the stability of heavier punching bags. It can be anchored to the floor to prevent excessive swinging if needed.

The synthetic leather material is forgiving, and feels more comfortable to strike with unprotected shins or knees than a punching bag made from canvas. However, we still recommend wearing hand protection when punching this bag. The filling does seem to have the tendency to settle with repeated use, which could cause the bottom of the bag to become quite hard and the top to develop empty spaces. This can also lead to some warping around the center of the bag over time when kicked repeatedly with heavy power. This isn’t a major problem and one way of addressing these issues is to empty and re-fill the bag from time to time if needed.

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If you want to see even more heavy bags from popular brands like Title, Everlast, Ringside, Century and more, visit our heavy bag review guide. If you are interested, you can also learn more about Muay Thai here.