Hand targets are commonly used when training for boxing, karate, MMA, and other martial arts. They can be held up by a training partner to provide a target for a martial artist practicing punches and kicks. Some hand targets, like clapper paddles, may attach to a freestanding bag, allowing the martial artist to train without the need for a partner. They’re made from a soft, cushioned material like foam and typically covered in vinyl, leather, or nylon. Other hand targets to use while training include striking balls, which are suspended to provide a hanging target for rapid strikes. They’re available from brands like ProForce and Gladiator.