How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing And MMA

Iv’e recently uploaded a video to my YouTube channel entitled “How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing And MMA”. This is the exact method I learned while I was amateur boxing under Sam Donnely at the old Queensberry Amateur Boxing Association. I also used this method whenever I boxed for prize money in the old Ron Taylor’s Boxing Booth. £10 if you can last 3 rounds. £100 for a knockout.

First let’s go to the why… What’s the big deal? …Do you REALLY need them? In fact you bloody well do need them. To protect the bones and tendons in your hand and wrist if nothing else! Take a look at the pictures below. Then I’ll explain something.

I’m 6ft tall, but I have a very small bone structure for someone of my height. Therefore I need to protect my hands from the constant pounding on someones head and body. It is what it is. Boxing and MMA are both brutal sports for all the contestants involved. So If you are seriously thinking about doing combat sports of this nature I urge you to learn, practice, and use this method of wrapping your hands.


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“On the 16th of August, Chris Matthews held his second seminar in Finland, the first one revolving around catch-as-catch-can wrestling. This time he bought with him a British style of martial arts, called Bushi Kempo.
There was a bunch of martial art enthusiasts attending the seminar, much more than in the previous one! Chris showed us a lot of good techniques, some familiar but with different applications. The way he executed and taught them with expertise, was the reason Bushi Kempo was well received. Thanks to Chris for leaving a good impression on Bushi Kempo for us. Everyone was happy with the seminar and cannot wait for a next one! Hopefully we’ll get to see Chris back in Finland again, Cheers!”
Henry VanHanen, BSD Budo Taijutsu.
Kerava, Finland.

“When I agreed to give Chris’ conditioning workout a shot I knew I was going to feel deep in my core. But still; holy shit was I not ready for that! That workout was easily, without a doubt, the toughest I’ve ever went through in my entire life! Until the halfway of the workout I thought maybe I can pull this off without any help. Aaaand then my strength just disappeared. I couldn’t feel my forearms and I could barely move my fingers. But that – and Chris – wouldn’t let me stop. I realized how much more I can squeeze out of myself with a workout partner. Chris helped me get through the rest of the sets with dignity, and boy do I feel like it payed off! I also realized that I clearly wasn’t working out hard enough. From now on I’ll be applying Chris’ methods in my workout, even though I may not always have a workout partner, and I trust that I’ll be getting a lot stronger that way.”
Esa Kemppainen.
Helsinki, Finland.

“Chris introduced me to catch-wrestling, in one of his workshops. Before that, I had only seen catch-wrestling through videos, and was keen to learn more about it. I have been training multiple martial arts for almost 30 years and currently teach the Russian martial art Systema in Helsinki, Finland, so I felt that catch-as-catch-can would be a nice addition to enrich my perspectives. Systema and catch, share similar philosophies, meaning that it is needless to fight more than you really have to. Chris’ approach was very intuitive and his ability to teach is perfect right from the get-go. I highly recommend training with him, whether you are fighter in MMA or just want to learn this extremely interesting form of grappling.”
Jani Hautamäki. Systema Trainer.
Helsinki, Finland.

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Shoot Interview In The Works

I’m pleased to announce that I now have a shoot interview project in the works!
After several emails, back and forth with Andy Weatherall of S.O.B. Productions I can now confirm that that my very first shoot interview will become a reality. It’s no longer a case of if, but just a case of when. Both Andy and myself keep very busy schedules, so I can not confirm a definite date for release – it’s just a matter of time. I intend to upload some of the footage on YouTube as and when things have been finalized

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