Insight Wellness

Your Insight to Health & Wellness

Kicking the Hell Bag!

Go on, give it a kick! I was surrounded by high ranking black belts in the garage of my instructor to be. Hanging from the ceiling was a grim and silent bag.[l:4:J]
by AlCase


Go on, give it a kick! I was surrounded by high ranking black belts in the garage of my instructor to be. Hanging from the ceiling was a grim and silent bag.[l:4:J]

It was only a bag, should be simple, Ill impress the heck out of these guys. Ill show them what my school is made of? I mean, its only a bag, right?

I drew in breath and set my stance. I eyed the canvas thing, and studied my opponent. It looked to be about seventy pounds, not too tough, and I didnt notice that the ceiling had been re-enforced to support the bag.

With mighty shout I thrust my sidekick out. My sidekick was my strongest kick, and it should bounce that bag off the ceiling like it was a ballon. My foot impacted, and nothing happened.

Well, maybe a little bit of something happened. The bag bounced all of an inch, and I nearly fell on the floor, and a mighty shock raced up my leg and impacted upon my spine. And all those high ranking belts simply rubbed their faces and concealed their smiles.

My composure lost, I stared around in shock, and then stepped up to the bag. I ran a hand over it and asked, What in the world is in here? I looked at the fellow who would soon be my instructor, and he merely smiled.

A two dollar duffel bag was my first kicking bag, and I filled it up with free sawdust. I spent hours bouncing the thing on cement to pack it, and I kicked it until my feet were fair compacted. In my mind, I knew what a bag was.

What Bob, the fellow who became my instructor had done with his bags, however, was sheer genius. His first bags were like mine, filled with sawdust and pounded and packed until it was solid and meaty to the foot. Then he started adding a cup of sawdust every week, and the thing became ungodly tough, a real foot breaker.

Think thats going to do it? Uh huh. The next step was where he showed his real genius.

He cut circles out of newspapers and packed them into the bag. All the news thats fit to print...The Daily Kick! Thats the facts behind the toughest bag to ever knock me on my butt!

About the Author:

Secured by Siteground Web Hosting