If there’s one camp in the United States an individual should visit if hoping to refine his/her kickboxing it’s unquestionably Roufusport, the gym in Wisconsin run by famed trainer (and striker) Duke Roufus. Among the numerous high-level fighters calling his training center home are UFC competitors like Alan Belcher and Anthony Pettis.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Roufus offers up advice on the proper way to hit/hold Thai Pads in order to help develop one’s striking rather than stunting the growth.