Striking Patents (Class 482/83)
  • Patent number: 10786721
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of Wushu facilities and provides a novel active wooden dummy comprising a lower limb assembly, an upper body assembly and two arm assemblies. The lower limb assembly is provided with a driving device and a vertical spindle. The spindle is vertically arranged. The upper body assembly is rotatably arranged on the spindle. The driving device drives the upper body assembly to repeatedly swing leftwards or rightwards. Each arm assembly comprises a front arm rod, a rear arm rod, a turning rod and a connection rod. Kinetic energy generated when the upper body assembly swings is used to drive the arm assemblies to stretch or retreat, the whole wooden dummy can be driven by one driving device to move, and the arm assemblies stretch or retreat when the upper body assembly swings, so as to simulate attack motions from opponents in actual combat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Xiaohui He
  • Patent number: 10493346
    Abstract: A free standing fight simulation workout machine has a fight simulation headed/multi-headed, with or without arms, member that is adapted to be used in conjunction with a slip and counter fight simulation apparatus or stand alone apparatus. The fight simulation headed member for a free standing fight simulation workout apparatus has at least one main support structure having a mounting means. The headed member comprises at least one head terminating at an elongated neck. When present, the arms are arranged to extend from or come out of different areas of said head, face and/or neck. Preferably, multiple heads are provided. The headed member includes a top mating mounting portion and the neck bottom includes a bottom mating mounting adapted to mount on bungee cords mounted through mounting means on the workout apparatus. The head or heads and protruding arms provide various angles adapted for a user to punch, knee, and/or do a flying knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Clarence V. Hall
  • Patent number: 10441865
    Abstract: A reflexive training device having a rotating member that rotates around an axis while also traveling perpendicular to the plain of rotation to present the rotating member at variable vertical locations during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Louis Direnzo
  • Patent number: 10357689
    Abstract: A selectable support apparatus for a speed bag includes a rigid planar element having first and second end portions with a longitudinal axis therebetween, the rigid planar element also includes a first and second margins with a transverse axis therebetween. The rigid planar element having a rebound surface for the speed bag and an opposing work surface with a centerline axis therebetween. The rigid planar element also includes an elongated aperture that is disposed therethrough the rigid planar element wherein the elongated aperture is positioned parallel to and along the longitudinal axis. The elongated aperture extends for a portion of the rigid planar element as between the first and second end portions. Also, the elongated aperture extends from the rebound surface to the work surface along the centerline axis. In addition, the work surface includes a mechanism for suspending and moving the speed bag therethrough and along the elongated aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Terri L. McCoy
  • Patent number: 10065067
    Abstract: An exercise machine that provides a generally consistent resistive force against a user who walks, steps, or runs away from the machine as part of a strength training exercise program. The machine is built upon a movable frame having transport wheel assemblies that allow the exercise machine to be placed on an indoor floor surface or on the ground outdoors. The frame of the device further supports three parallel spinning assemblies that together allow a length of linear strap attached to the user to run out from the machine and thereafter be retracted or rewound back into the machine. The spinning assemblies include a flywheel assembly, a spool assembly, and a spring assembly, each co-axially arranged on a spin axle extending across the frame. The spring assembly is fixed against the frame and incorporates a coil spring that tightens with the rotation of the spin axle in a first direction (allowing the linear run-out strap to extend out from the spool assembly).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Turner
  • Patent number: 10052541
    Abstract: A striking target apparatus provides audible satisfaction feedback to the user when struck, and provides substantial focus training with minimal impact. The apparatus may be hand-held, mounted onto a wall or other smooth surface, or attached to a stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: David Johnson, Gianni Peragine
  • Patent number: 9884238
    Abstract: A rotating force sensing kickboxing apparatus is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a support member including a first connector located at a bottom portion of the support member and a body. The apparatus also includes a sensor attached to the body, the sensor configured to detect an object striking a portion of an exterior side of the body. The apparatus further includes a stand including a circular recessed channel and a second connector secured within the circular recessed channel and configured to connect to the first connector. The second connector is configured to rotate within the circular recessed channel. The connection of the first connector to the second connector enables the body and the support member to be rotatable with respect to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Medal Sports (Taiwan) Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Chunhao Tsai
  • Patent number: 9873031
    Abstract: A combat training system for competition and impact fitness training provides a feedback mechanism that supports virtual sparring. The system is designed for athletic training and game-play, for one or multiple users. Sensors attached to a target structure may capture data about strikes on the target including proximity to a target, force of impact, direction, and reaction time. A target structure may be an instrumented punching bag, mannequin, or other structure that may move when struck. Data collected by the sensors may be sent to an analytic system that updates a display presenting a cumulative score, and/or for each strike, the data collected and the points awarded. An athlete may configure the target system for a particular session such as which targets in the system are active, a point value associated with each target, and/or the force of a strike required to count as a valid strike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Stephens, Jin Song
  • Patent number: 9821208
    Abstract: A fight simulation multi-headed, multi-abdomen, multi-armed apparatus is adapted to be used in conjunction with a slip and counter fight simulation apparatus or stand alone apparatus. The fight simulation multi-headed, multi-abdomen, multi-armed apparatus includes a multi-headed member having at least one head attached to at least one abdomen and at least one arm having a glove appending member. Preferably, multiple heads are attached to multiple abdomens with multiple arm pairs to provide different punch configurations for the user to strike at. The multi-headed, multi-abdomen, multi-armed provides various angles adapted for a user to punch, knee, and/or do a flying knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Clarence V. Hall
  • Patent number: 9808694
    Abstract: A martial arts training device is provided. The device includes a stand. The base slides over the stand and is fillable to support the stand in an upright position when in use and resting on a surface. A main frame portion is secured to a top end of the stand, rotatable horizontally. At least one bar is secured to the main frame portion, rotatable vertically. The bar includes a foam padding about its second end. At least one counterweight is secured to the axle portion of the main frame portion and rotatable about the horizontal axis. The counterweight protrudes from a second side of the axle portion of the main frame portion opposite from the first side. A piston return portion can be optionally installed over the bar portion of the axle bar receiver. A ā€œCā€ spring secures to the main frame portion directly below the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Stevens
  • Patent number: 9717941
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for use by a person on a support surface comprises a base that includes a bottom side and a top side, the top side having a rigid support mechanism projecting upwardly therefrom. A weight has a first side and a second side and is adapted for rotational engagement with the support mechanism of the base between a first position on one side of the support mechanism and a second position on an opposing side of the support mechanism. Multiple standoffs projecting upwardly from the base are each adapted to contact and support the weight when in either the first position or the second position, defining a gap between the weight and the base to facilitate the gripping of the weight by the person. At least one auxiliary weight support may be included to receive at least one auxiliary weight thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Gagnon, Michael Glen Ritter, Don Brown
  • Patent number: 9566491
    Abstract: The boxing training device is a striking machine with a pair of identical spaced apart upright members affixed to the adjustable base. A block is affixed to the uprights most proximal the top end with a head removably disposed on the block. The head can be selectively fitted with a display unit that offers electronic feedback to the user. An upper impact pad can replace the display unit. A crossbar is affixed to the double action spring hinge of the head. The crossbar has a removable impact pad on each end such that a strike on either pad causes a counterstrike from the opposite pad, as the crossbar provides resisted horizontal rotation about the head via the hinge. Various impact pads are provided and interaction is offered a user with metered measurement and recording of activity, with further interaction available for interplay with existing electronic media and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Greg English
  • Patent number: 9415261
    Abstract: An All-In-One Training Device, Cardiovascular and Strength training/conditioning apparatus for mixed martial arts, martial arts, cross fit, boxing, sports/athletic training, and rehabilitation therapies. The device is designed to efficiently combine cross training exercises of varying training methods to allow for training, conditioning, and strength training in a wide variety of sports, disciplines, and therapeutic uses without taking up a large amount of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony D Wilson
  • Patent number: 9393457
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to impact type training equipment for sports. More particularly, the present invention provides a portable impact assessment device that can be utilized across a broad variety of sports equipment to allow an athlete to measure various aspects of impact training. The apparatus generally includes an impact module constructed of a flexible material. The impact module is constructed and arranged to be sufficiently thin and compact to be placed within an impact type training aid within the impact target area of the device. The impact module is fluidly connected to an electronics module so that, upon impacting the training aid, the impact module is compressed to send a fluid signal to the electronics module. A pressure sensor within the electronics module receives the fluid signal generating an electric output that is displayed on a multi digit digital display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hondo Sports Training, LLC
    Inventors: Floyd Wilkes, David Carson
  • Patent number: 9295892
    Abstract: A martial arts sensitivity and speed training device and method is provided. The training device may be a midi tongue drum wing chun dummy adapted to play sounds when the dummy is impacted by a practitioner. The dummy enables practitioners to practice dangerous techniques without the aid of human person and also increase their familiarity, sensitivity, speed and accuracy with striking acupuncture and related pressure points on the body of a human person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Connolly Harrigan
  • Patent number: 9272198
    Abstract: A nestable training stand is provided. The stand includes a central frame member having upper and lower portions; and a base operatively coupled to the lower portion. The base comprises a U-shaped or V-shaped base member having first and second end portions; and a support member connected to and extending upwardly from the first and second end portions to the central frame member. One or more upper and/or lower weight support pins are coupled to the support member and central frame, respectively, and extend outward for holding weights to prevent the stand from moving. The central frame support may include a bend between a first point where it couples to the U-shaped or V-shaped base member and a second point where it couples to support member to shift the center of gravity of the stand backwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HICO INC.
    Inventor: Patricia Brenner
  • Patent number: 9061192
    Abstract: An electronic scoring system for use in a variety of martial arts (including traditional styles of martial arts, mixed martial arts, weapons based martial arts or the fighting arts generally). The scoring system allows an objective determination of the force, location and effectiveness of forces applied during competition, without the need for electric weaponry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Justin Forsell, David Pysden
  • Patent number: 9044659
    Abstract: A slip and counter fight simulation apparatus has a plurality of arms that move in random/programmable fashion, directing jabs, hooks and upper-cut punches at an individual to thereby promote physical fitness, and provide fight training and/or fight simulations. The fight simulation apparatus comprises at least two substantially parallel opposing side walls. Each side wall includes at least three height-adjustable arms that traverse separate slots and are substantially parallel to one another. A glove appendage member is located on a proximate end of each of the arms. At least one counter area/element is provided. The arms are constructed and arranged to provide different punch configurations, including hook punches, straight punches or uppercuts and uppercut type punches, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Clarence V. Hall
  • Patent number: 9039584
    Abstract: A martial arts training system has a solid body formed of resilient material with a front surface, a back surface, side surfaces, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The front surface has a number of holes arranged thereon for receiving at least one accessory member. The system has at least one accessory having an attachment section shaped and sized to be received in a hole of the front surface and a training section adapted to extend from the front surface to form a contact target, such as an arm, leg, or weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Chiang
  • Publication number: 20150126339
    Abstract: A martial arts training device has a frame including a vertical post, and an impact absorbent material formed over the vertical post. The impact absorbent material is provided with an exterior striking surface. The vertical post supports the impact absorbent material to form a primary striking target. An upper armature member connects to the vertical post at an upper armature member upper end. The upper armature member extends horizontally from the vertical post and then extends downwardly at a diagonal angle. The upper armature member is connected to the central armature mount. A lower armature member connected to the central armature mount at a lower armature member upper end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stevon Thomas
  • Patent number: 9022904
    Abstract: A martial arts training shield for wear by a shield Holder as a target for impact by a Fighter, includes hemispherical front striking member mounted on a rear interspacer, all adapted for wear on a shield Holder by suitable strap works. The front striking member is a pad of high density foam material. The interspacer is a body of lightweight foam material in a supporting framework to establish a distance between Fighter and Holder. Control handles on the interspacer permit Holder to control position and attitude of the shield. With the shield in place, Fighter can perform a multitude of techniques as the Holder is dodging and averting the Fighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Julius L. Dorsey, III
  • Patent number: 9017228
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include providing a mixed-use training device that solves a number of problems with the prior art by providing for a dynamically adjustable height setting for weight bags and allowing for a greater radius of clearance and movement around the training device which allows the user the ability to perform a more diverse training regimen, without requiring the constant re-configuration of the training device. Weights secured to weight support members increase the stability of embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Hodges
  • Patent number: 9017227
    Abstract: A portable striking pad device that has an elongated flat base with a deformable protrusion rigidly mounted thereon. The base member is removably mounted to vertical structures, such as walls, poles, or trees, among others. The protrusion member has a distal rounded end cooperatively shaped to receive punches and kicks from a user who practices martial arts. There are several ways to mount the device to a vertical structure, including straps, screws, or pressure-sensitive fastening members, among others. The device is molded in a unitary piece requiring minimum maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Oscar Vargas
  • Publication number: 20150099611
    Abstract: A training accessory for use in boxing or martial arts is in the form of an elongated body that has a first end and an opposite second end. The elongated body has a rigid inner core member; a compressible member that surrounds the inner core member; and an outer sleeve that surrounds the compressible member. The accessory also has a handle formed of an elastic material and coupled to the outer sleeve. In one embodiment, the compressible member is a closed cell polyethylene foam that has a central opening that extends along a length thereof and in which the inner core member is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: James Lyman, Danny Joey Valle, Stephane Smarth
  • Patent number: 8986171
    Abstract: A boxing game machine includes a punch bag, a frame, a rocker, a catch, a latch and a spring. The rocker is pivotally connected to the frame between an idle position and an active position. The punch bag is secured to an end of the rocker. The catch is secured to another end of the cocker and formed with a radial edge. The latch is movably supported on the frame and formed with an edge for sliding into contact with radial edge of the catch so that the latch engages with the catch. The spring biases the latch into engagement with the catch to keep the rocker in the idle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Feiloli Electronic Co., Ltd., Department of Electrical Engineering, National Changhua University of Education
    Inventors: Shen Te Feng, Chi-Ming Tsai, Tsair-Rong Chen, Yu-Lin Juan
  • Publication number: 20150080193
    Abstract: A protection device for a holder of a martial arts board/target provides protection from direct impact and/or from the force/shock that is transmitted rearward to the hand and wrists of the holder of the board/target. The device receives the board/target holder's fingers, and a slanted floor inside the device urges the fingers into a generally curled or other inwardly-slanted position, and urges the rest of the hand, the wrist, and forearm into ergonomic and safer positions. The device is preferably made of material(s) in a particular hardness range that protects the user's fingers but that also prevents injury to the striker who is hitting/kicking the board/target. There are preferably no flanges or stops that limit placement of the device to particular places on the board, but rather the holder determines and controls the placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150072838
    Abstract: A boxing device is provided with two glove assemblies each including a through hole at either side; a tube having both ends secured to the through holes respectively; a handle formed on the tube between two sides of the glove assembly; two bushing members each including an annular flange at an end, the bushing members are fastened in both ends of the tube respectively with the flanges exposed; two caps each including an arc and a hollow cylinder fastened in one bushing member; an interconnection including two projections at both ends respectively, and openings through one projection; two cord assemblies each including two ring members at either end, each of the ring members being secured to either the arc or the opening; and two retainers each for holding an end portion of the cord assembly adjacent to the projection in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiung Huang
  • Publication number: 20150057131
    Abstract: A device to be worn or otherwise attached to a first person (wearer) so that a second person (training athlete) can strike the device to simulate movements in an athletic competition, combat training or to allow fitness movements. A central pad is mounted to the wearer using a series of straps or other structures, and preferably two handles are mounted to the lateral sides of the central pad. The wearer holds the handles while the training athlete punches, kicks, knees, elbows, or forearms the central pad. The wearer can move the central pad using the handles, or can brace himself or herself with the handles, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Stryko Limited
    Inventor: Ronald L. Manley
  • Publication number: 20150057132
    Abstract: An exercise device utilizing a punching bag and at least one telescopic pole is provided. The punching bag may include an outer covering and an internal compartment filled with a filler material. The telescopic pole may include a first end and a second end. The first end and the second end are configured to abut against a door frame, securing the telescopic pole in between a doorway. The punching bag is attachable to the telescopic pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Anthony Pedone
  • Patent number: 8936536
    Abstract: The invention concerns an exercise apparatus including a movable implement, the implement consisting of a number of movable parts that are mutually connected with at least one further movable part, where the apparatus is a mobile unit, and where the apparatus further includes a base. The new feature of the apparatus according to the invention is that an implement in the form of at least one set of discs consisting of at least a first and a second movable disc is connected to the base, where the first movable disc in a set of discs is rotatably connected to the base via a first rotary connection, and where the second movable disc in the set of discs is rotatably connected to the first disc. The apparatus may furthermore include more than two movable discs, for example three, four, five or more discs. By joining the individual movable parts in this way, free movement of the individual discs is achieved in this way, the individual discs obviously being dependent on the movements and actions of the other discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Detterberg Group ApS
    Inventor: Henrik Detterberg
  • Publication number: 20150011365
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a machine for martial arts training that simulates sparring with a live partner and provides a safe tool for body hardening. The machine is a vertical alignment of three independently rotatable alpha bodies having arms and a weighted base, where each alpha body rotates when met by force from a user or may rotate to initiate strikes via servomotors. The machine facilitates martial arts offensive strikes and defensive moves, which safely promotes the formation of calcium deposits and scar tissue about key nerve areas to give the body a hardened feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Johnathan Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140378281
    Abstract: A robotic sparring device is provided having an upright torso section operatively engaged with arms, legs, and a head. Both the arms and legs are formed of two sections and engaged to the torso at respective shoulder and hip positions. Computer controlled electric motors at points similar to human joints provide rotation of joined leg and arm sections in two planes. A computer controller is configured with software to elicit human like offensive and counter movements of the limbs of the sparring device in response to or an offensive movement toward a human sparring partner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Mazi
  • Patent number: 8900103
    Abstract: An exercise mechanism that includes a speed ball-type punching bag that is mounted onto a support via a D-shackle that is attached to a loop on the support. The support also has a ball end which is connected to a ceiling mount, with the ball end being supported by a number of ball bearings within the mount and also by the use of a retention washer within the mount. In use, the punching bag provides very liberal movement in all directions while in use due to the presence of the ball end in combination with the ball bearings and the retention washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas J. Tabino
  • Patent number: 8894552
    Abstract: An attachment for a heavy bag to use while practicing power striking techniques in ground fighting. The attachment may be used on a bag that is hanging, resting on a free-standing base, or on a bag that has been removed from the hanger or base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Matt Peter Wilson, Bryan Paul Wilson
  • Patent number: 8888662
    Abstract: An artificial limb assists a user in combat training. The artificial limb comprises a first arm retainer mechanically coupled to a first upper arm and a first cord, where the first cord travels through a first hollow portion of the first upper arm. The first cord is immediately adjacent to a first lower arm and terminates at first end ball. The first arm retainer is mechanically coupled to a piece of equipment by an upper strap and a lower strap. When a user strikes the piece of equipment the first upper arm, first lower arm and first end ball flail in a manner that simulates an actual assailant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Gomez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8882641
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus and method of use for a total body workout. The exercise apparatus includes at least one stationary exercise equipment directed for lower body exercise, and at least one resistance device for upper body exercise deployed over the at least one stationary exercise equipment. Also included is a system adapted for providing a total body workout for an indoor cycling class that includes a plurality of stationary indoor cycling bikes and a plurality of resistance bands, one set of resistance bands deployed over each of the plurality of stationary indoor cycling bikes. The system enables users of the plurality of stationary indoor cycling bikes and resistance devices to simultaneously exercise the upper and lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth P. Cutler, Julie J. Rice
  • Publication number: 20140329646
    Abstract: A target board for martial art practice may include a flexible striking portion to be struck by a first user, a handle portion connected to the flexible striking portion to be held by a second user and a hollow cylinder which extends through the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Bryson Dale Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140309081
    Abstract: A sledge hammer with an elongate handle having a longitudinal axis and a flexible generally geometrically uniform removable mass affixed to the handle at a distal end thereof. The mass is secured to the handle with a bolt adapted to extend through the mass and into the distal end of the handle. The bolt is threaded and engages mating threads in the handle. A cone is disposed on the distal end of the handle between the handle and the mass to secure the mass to the handle In the best mode, the mass is a ball which may be perfectly round or have one or more flat surfaces. The ball should have some dampening properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Gavigan
  • Publication number: 20140309082
    Abstract: A mobile/portable multifunction and interactive exercise apparatus which may be usable as a mobile/portable striking apparatus and/or a mobile/portable speed bad apparatus, or both. The disclosed embodiments comprise conversion features and components, and utilize an attachment-free leverage application to create a temporary anchoring for the apparatus. Some disclosed embodiments further comprise an electronic interactive user features and components, and utilize impact sensors, a control unit, and a microprocessor for controlling the play of one or more interactive programs/games in which a participant may play against the control unit or against another participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Iglehart
  • Publication number: 20140243165
    Abstract: A slip and counter fight simulation apparatus has a plurality of arms that move in random/programmable fashion, directing jabs, hooks and upper-cut punches at an individual to thereby promote physical fitness, and provide fight training and/or fight simulations. The fight simulation apparatus comprises at least two substantially parallel opposing side walls. Each side wall includes at least three height-adjustable arms that traverse separate slots and are substantially parallel to one another. A glove appendage member is located on a proximate end of each of the arms. At least one counter area/element is provided. The arms are constructed and arranged to provide different punch configurations, including hook punches, straight punches or uppercuts and uppercut type punches, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Clarence V. Hall
  • Patent number: 8814759
    Abstract: A punching bag base and punching bag assembly. The base provides multiple areas to store exercise accessories such as weighted dumbbells and weighted ankle weights. In one form, the areas formed in the base to receive weights or related exercise equipment form a shape that is complementary to that of the equipment stored in it. In another form, the base can be of a generally hollow construction to accept ballast to provide additional stability of the base when it is placed on a floor or related support structure. The system may also include an integrated hook placed on the pole that allows the user the ability to hang boxing gloves, towels or other exercise equipment. The system may also include a wheel assembly to facilitate ease of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Trend Right Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Goldy, Edwin Chan
  • Patent number: 8814758
    Abstract: A hand protector for use in punching bag exercises comprising a concave shield and a grip mounted in the open mouth of the shield. The shield is shaped and sized to receive a human hand when the hand is wrapped around the grip in the manner to form a fist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: E. Michael Mattox
  • Patent number: 8777818
    Abstract: A training device for use in the various martial arts and other competitive sports that responds to a person using the training device. A torso sits on a base, a head is attached to the torso, arms are attached to the torso, and legs may be attached to the torso. Sensors on the torso, head, arms and legs communicate with means for moving the head, torso, arms and legs. A means for controlling the movement of the components can be programmed to move the components in response to, or independently of, the actions of a user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Larry E. Tate, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8777819
    Abstract: A simulated sparring partner apparatus and method for the training and exercising of a boxer, including a variable path and height track, a target article such as a punching bag or boxing pear suspended from the track, one or more drives for moving the target article along the track, and a control apparatus for controlling the speed and direction of movement of the carriage along the track. The drive may move the punching bag at various speeds and in either direction, either on its own, or as a result of the boxer's actions. Also, the drive may be programmable such that the carriage follows a predetermined path at predetermined speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kelvin Quintana
  • Publication number: 20140155228
    Abstract: A training apparatus 2 including a mannequin 4, for being struck by a person training for fighting, the apparatus comprising a support structure 6 for supporting the mannequin, the mannequin including a head 16, a torso, two arms 76 (having upper and lower arms) and two legs 10, and having joints at the shoulders 50, hips 56, knees 54 and elbows 52, wherein the joints at the shoulders are configured to variably adjust and fix the position of the upper arms relative to the torso in at least two orthogonal planes, and the joints at the elbows are configured to variably adjust and fix the position of the lower arms relative to the upper arms in at least one plane, the apparatus including ankle attachment means for removably attaching the ankles to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: John Salerno
  • Publication number: 20140148313
    Abstract: Devices which facilitate safe martial arts target striking are disclosed. In an aspect, a hand guard device comprising a blocking surface, a grip, and a stabilizer is disclosed. The hand guard device may assist a holder in holding a striking target, such as a board, while protecting a holder hand from wild blows from an individual attempting to strike the striking target. The hand guard device provides a rigid protective barrier for all portions of the holder hand which would normally be exposed, including the thumb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Moo Shim Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Gerardo Orlando
  • Publication number: 20140128226
    Abstract: A freestanding mixed martial arts training device includes vertically connected first and second posts, a base stand connected to a lower end of the first post, a water containable pedestal assembly, and primary and secondary striking pads as well as kick training plates height-adjustably mounted to the first and second posts. The first and second posts can be supported in a freestanding state by the base stand with a plurality of suction cup assemblies mounted thereto, or by the pedestal assembly fitted around the base stand without using the suction cup assemblies. The first post is also connected to the base stand via a plurality of screws, so that striking forces applied to the first and second posts can be evenly distributed to the screws without causing a broken and leaking pedestal assembly due to stress concentration thereat. Therefore, the mixed martial arts training device is more practical for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kuo Chi CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140128227
    Abstract: An apparatus for physical conditioning and strike training is provided and includes an upright cylindrical member extending upwardly from and mounted in a base. A spinning assembly has at least one radially outwardly extending arm that has a first end and a second end. The first end of the arm is rotatably mounted on the upright cylindrical member. A strike target is positioned at the second end of the arm and the strike target is rotatable about the upright cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: William Ladas
  • Patent number: 8715140
    Abstract: An apparatus for climbing includes an elongate body having an outer surface with a rope-like texture, a length of at least six feet and a diameter not greater than four inches, a stiffness such that it cannot be looped around part of a child, and a mount on one end of the body for connecting the body to an elevated support. The elongate body can be mounted to an elevated support and thereby be suspended from the elevated support to allow a child to climb the apparatus without risking strangulation from looping of the elongate body around part of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Climb Anytime, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Gertz
  • Patent number: 8678982
    Abstract: A height adjustable double end training ball apparatus for use in boxing, martial arts and other combat/fighting sports training. The double end training ball having an aperture that extends through the center of the ball and having openings at each end of the aperture on the surface of the ball; a cord having a length suitable to extend from an upper surface to a lower surface, such as a floor and ceiling, in a room where the double end training ball will be used, wherein one end of said cord is connected to the upper surface and the opposite end of the cord is connected to the lower surface; and a pair of restraining elements. The double end training ball is secured on the cord via the application of the restraining elements, such as clamps, at a position above and below the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Rene Pellot