Though it’s impossible to say having his hands wrapped properly has assisted UFC middleweight Brad Tavares on his three-fight run in the Octagon, it definitely hasn’t hurt. Or, more to the point, it definitely hasn’t LET him get hurt as having your mitts taken care of the right way can help avoid all sorts of hand injuries.

In the following video, Tavares breaks down how to wrap your hands the right way and then shows off his handywork with help from kickboxing legend Ray Sefo