MUAY THAI: Proper Hand Wrapping Technique

Muay Thai trainer Tyler Peterson demonstrates one effective technique for wrapping your hands to protect them before jumping into the fighting ring

Released on 5/12/2014

Credits

Starring: Tyler Peterson

Transcript

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I am Tyler,
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and I am a disciple of Muay Thai.
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This is proper hand wrapping technique for Muay Thai.
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OK, so what we're gonna do here
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is I'm gonna give you guys a quick little intro
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on how to wrap the hands.
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Everyone has their own different way of doing it.
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I'm gonna give you the basic of my version.
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I like to use the Mexican wraps in general.
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They have a little more
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of the spandex material involved in this.
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So, I take the little loop,
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I'm gonna put it around my thumb.
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I'm gonna give it two revolutions,
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or two wraps around my wrist.
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And I do that right directly around
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the main part of your wrist.
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After the second revolution,
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what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come through
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and I like to come through between one of my middle fingers.
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But we do this just to kinda give yourself a nice snug fit
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in between your knuckles.
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I'm gonna come back around the middle
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and go back down the middle of my finger.
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But now basically every time I do this,
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I'm putting a line and a wrap
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in between each one of my fingers.
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I'm gonna pull back down, I'm gonna go through
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the middle part of my other middle finger here.
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OK. Then I go back across the top of my hand
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and from here you can kinda go and do it any way
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that you want as long as you do it properly enough
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to where you cover and have all the surface area
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of your hand pretty much wrapped up.
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Now, what I like to do is I like to what we call
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make a pillow across the knuckles.
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That gives me just a little more cushion
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across the surface part of my knuckles
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that will make it a little easier on your hands
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when you really start punching.
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So what I do is I come across here,
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and now I'll take a little fold back and forth.
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So I take a little pillow here,
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fold that down.
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One more little pillow.
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Gotta pull this wrap back here through it across,
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gotta come down here a little bit,
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I hold it with my pinky.
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Pull it tight, come back around,
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come back around back across the wrist.
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Again and back around the wrist.
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And now I'm coming around and I'll actually go up
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and around and support my thumb joint here a little bit.
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Again, around the front of the knuckles.
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Come all the way back here through the back.
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And then back across the wrist again,
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and try to get as much area around that wrist as I can,
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to where you have a nice, solid, secure wrap.
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And then when you're done, basically what you've done
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is you've kinda crossed-wrapped your hand to a point
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where now I have a nice little surface area
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in front of your knuckles.
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The side of my thumb is also protected.
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Give it a little support so that when you're throwing
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your punches or you're boxing,
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you don't have to worry about
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that thumb kinda pulling out as much in general.
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And then to make sure that I have a very good amount
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of revolutions and wraps around my wrist.
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So that when you're throwing punches in different direction,
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that you have a little support,
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that your wrist is not gonna get pushed back
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in different directions in general.
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And by doing that, you'll have a nice solid surface area
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and it should be the best way
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to keep your hand as safe and protected as possible.
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