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    So I decided to make a wing chun to help me with angles, footwork, etc. This is the first time I've made something like this. I used PVC pipe on this one just to learn how to do it and use it as a trial run. So far so good. It's standing up to strikes and kicks pretty good (as my bruised arms and elbows can attest too!). Just not sure how long PVC will last.

    Has anyone here made their own practice dummy? And if so what kind of material did you use and did it stand the test of time?

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    Remember the Dita Jow! LOL!!

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    Where did you find the proper angles and measurements for the dummy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bama1977 View Post
    So I decided to make a wing chun to help me with angles, footwork, etc. This is the first time I've made something like this. I used PVC pipe on this one just to learn how to do it and use it as a trial run. So far so good. It's standing up to strikes and kicks pretty good (as my bruised arms and elbows can attest too!). Just not sure how long PVC will last.

    Has anyone here made their own practice dummy? And if so what kind of material did you use and did it stand the test of time?

    Are you talking about a traditional wing chun style dummy or a striking dummy?..There is a difference
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    Making a mook jong has been on my "to-do" list for Y E A R S but my mechanical/construction ability is about the same as my martial arts ability (crappy) so I have not done this.

    I have seen the how to guides for both PVC and traditional wing chun dummies and I guess with the right tools I could probably do it but have been trying to talk a friend of mine into doing it "with" me. I have always wanted to utilize the Mook Jong.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwpIghr1rfw

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    Well i made what i call the "Martial Man" its not your traditional wing chun dummy, But its great for combos, leg checks, and hand checks plus the arm and head rotates. I pretty much used good old wood and some padding.

    here's a pic of it, maybe ill try and get a vid up to show its movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkS View Post
    Are you talking about a traditional wing chun style dummy or a striking dummy?..There is a difference
    Started out as a wing chun dummy. But I made some changes to it and it is more of a striking dummy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takai View Post
    Where did you find the proper angles and measurements for the dummy?
    I guessed on them. Which is one reason I changed it. The angles I had just were not right...so I changed it around some.

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    I've built several Ultra-man dummies from PVC as well as a makiwara and a couple of striking posts and trapping dummies. The PVC trapping dummy that I made did break, but I was going too hard on a technique it wasn't designed to withstand. I have an IKCA Ultraman by Ringside (no longer available) that I use for striking as well.

    I'd love to see what you built. I'm always looking for new ideas for building training apparatus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Ellis View Post
    I've built several Ultra-man dummies from PVC as well as a makiwara and a couple of striking posts and trapping dummies. The PVC trapping dummy that I made did break, but I was going too hard on a technique it wasn't designed to withstand. I have an IKCA Ultraman by Ringside (no longer available) that I use for striking as well.

    I'd love to see what you built. I'm always looking for new ideas for building training apparatus.
    I plan on building an ultraman too. I sure do wish Ringside still sold them. My instructor has a couple of those and they are awesome!

    When I get this thing to where I am a happy with it I will post some pics.

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    In case some of you are looking for a plan, see attachment.
    wooden-dummy.pdf
    Hope you don't mind that the measurement are based on the metric system
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    Default Re: Making a wing chun dummy

    My training partner made me the dummy in this video and in the picture I have posted. The one in the video is completely hardwood and super heavy. I had to use steel to mount it, thus it has little give.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU8kAO57Y0A


    The one in the picture is made of 8 inch PVC and the arms are some kind of hard wood. It has held up great. Also, wood mounts are used, and supported by more PVC. Lots of give and feedback.
    http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/...=pvcdummy2.jpg

    He used the same plans that Lenny posted. I found them on martial talk, several years ago.

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    Looks neat!


    Makes sense that you used wooden arms I guess.
    Why did you choose a "no-leg" variant for the PVC dummy? I guess it wasn't due to the extra weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Looks neat!


    Makes sense that you used wooden arms I guess.
    Why did you choose a "no-leg" variant for the PVC dummy? I guess it wasn't due to the extra weight?
    I love the wood arms. They are something you cannot make out of PVC. It gives it more of a real feel, and a much nicer look.

    For what I wanted at the time, The Slam Set, the leg was not needed. It would be easy to just pop one on there if I wanted it, however I haven't found it necessary thus far. I haven't been able to work on my dummy for a while because I have been overseas. I really, really miss it and think that it is an invaluable training tool.
    Maybe when I get back to the States and my dummy I can talk him into making me a leg, just to see.

    Do you train on a dummy on a regular basis? If so, what kinds of stuff do you do?

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    and this..

    http://youtu.be/R0_mLumx-6Y

    And we will have a good start to a more realistic striking dummy....

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