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HX Taekwon-Do is a dedicated martial arts facility in Harolds Cross, Dublin. We are members of the Irish National Taekwon-Do association, and the International Taekwon-Do Federation.
Classes in the traditional martial art and dynamic combat sport are available every weekday, for both adults and children.

Martial Arts in South Dublin, Taekwondo

heavy bags

{jcomments on}The bags finally arrived about the second week of March, after a brief spell in container limbo.

This is them on arrival, and pretty much where hey have been laying ever since:
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Lovely sight, aren't they?

I hung one of them up today using a 8mm steel chain, which is a shade on the overkill side, but big chains look great so there you go.

The chain is slung over a 12mm steel bolt which is going through a roof joist, so the whole thing is probably the most solid and secure part of the whole building. And that's including the floor.

The bags seemed a little light when they arrived and I was worried that they might not be solid enough to take a good bang without flying away, but the hung bag tells a very different story. It's a little narrower than many other bags that I've used, so straight shots need to be that little bit more accurate to avoid sliding off, which is no bad thing in tkd training. Most importantly it feels very solid, and is not too easy to move. This might well be a result of being very new, as a few years of use will soften up any bag, and the fact that the bags are five feet high (or five feet low, as the top of the bag will be hung at the same height as a four foot), so they have a lower centre of gravity than shorter bags. Or something.