Punching bags also known as punch bag is a heavy-duty bag that is able to endure repeated punches of a boxer or kick boxer. Generally the shape of a punching bag is cylindrical and it is filled with materials such as rags, sand, grains, etc. as per hardness required in the bag. Punching bags are used by boxers or kick boxers for training purposes.
Rise in popularity of boxing and kick boxing around the world is increasing the demand for training equipment such as punching bags of different shapes.
Similarly, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is increasing the popularity of combat sports across the world which is increasing the number of MMA professional players. Increase in the number of MMA sports players is increasing the demand for training equipment such as punching bags.
Martial arts originated in Asia Pacific and is a popular sports in Asia Pacific countries such as Thailand, China, Japan, and other Southeast Asia countries. Popularity of professional martial arts sports across Asia Pacific is increasing the number of MMA sportspersons in Asia Pacific which is subsequently increasing the demand for training equipment such as punching bags across Asia Pacific countries.
Armature kickboxing helps in lowering fat and reduces the spread of cardiovascular diseases which is increasing the popularity of armature kickboxing in the fitness world. Rise in participation of fitness activities across the world is increasing the demand for kick boxing training equipment such as punching bags.
The global punching bag market when segmented by type includes heavy bag, maize bag, speed bag, and others such as uppercut bag, angle bag, freestanding punching bag, etc. In terms of material type, the global punching bag market is segmented into leather and synthetic. Based on distribution channel, the punching bag market is categorized into direct to customer online channel, third party online channel, direct to customer institutional channel, modern trade channels, franchised sports outlets, and independent sports outlets. In terms of buyers, the global punching bag market is segmented into individual, institutional, and promotional.
Geographically, the global punching bag market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America is expected to be a major market for punching bags across the globe during the forecast period. The U.S. is expected to be the largest punching bag market in North America. The U.S. has a tradition of boxing sports. Legendary U.S. professional boxers such as Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson have captured the American imagination for generations. Along with boxing, increasing popularity of kick boxing and mixed martial arts are increasing the number of professional martial arts sportspersons across the U.S. which is subsequently increasing the demand for training equipment such as punching bags. Canada is the second most important punching bag market in North America. Europe is a significant market for punching bags. Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, and Spain are major markets in the region. Asia Pacific is expected to be a major market for punching bags during the forecast period, with China expected to be the largest punching bag market in the region. Japan, South Korea, and India are other major markets in the region. Middle East & Africa is expected to be another significant market for punching bags. GCC is expected to be a major punching bag market in the region, followed by South Africa. Brazil is likely to be a major market for punching bags in South America during the forecast period.
Major companies operating in the global punching bag market are Adidas Combat Sports Gear, King Professional, Fairtex, Century LLC, Twins Special Co. Ltd., TITLE Boxing, Everlast Worldwide, Inc., Hayabusa Fightwear Inc., Combat Sports Inc., and USI Universal among others.
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