The History of Punch Equipment®
Full time very hardcore muay thai and boxing gym with pro shop established by Khru Bruce Townhill Coogee Beach Australia. Membership swelled to 100 plus (everyone brought along their girlfriends!)
Gym named “Blackbelt Pro" as Khru Bruce Townhill wanted to professionally train the many black belts being produced elsewhere in Sydney at that time who could not defend themselves or anyone else due to their lack of Muay Thai skills.
Moved to 5000 sq ft current location in Randwick. Sydney Australia.
Pro shop becomes discount retail force in Sydney-named “Punch Factory Outlet” after the punch brand name AAA GRADE PUNCH EQUIPMENT® became a major seller above the other brands carried in the shop.
First professional pad course was devised and certified. Membership grew quickly to fill 45 Punchfit® boxing, kickboxing and muay thai classes in operation per week, allowing for constant research and development of improved equipment and skill applications to the Fitness Industry.
Bruce Townhill (chief instructor) awarded a Khru Certificate by the authentic Muay Thai Association Bangkok.
“Tested on Humans®” slogan was invented and incorporated into the Gym and Equipment due to the large fighter base testing the Punch gear on a daily basis.
Membership base grew to unprecedented numbers due to The Blackbelt Pro Licence system and professional padwork techniques allowing many instructors to present a quality controlled, safe and effective training system for men women and children.
Major re-fit of gym as Blackbelt Pro P/L becomes the official test centre for Punch Equipment® which is now exporting the AAA Punch product around the world.
With 35 belted champions from approx 200 ring fighters Blackbelt Pro Gym produces its first undefeated Super heavy weight World Champion.
Punchtex® superior durability material is brand named after being tested for several years and found to be the most durable material ever used.
International and local movie celebrities begin to call the now famous Blackbelt Pro Gym ”home” along with hundreds of locals and travellers from around the world.
Khru Bruce Townhill is awarded a Master Khru (AjARN) certificate from the World Muay Thai Council Thailand.
World First-Blackbelt Pro Pty Ltd finalises 10 years of testing the Punchtex™® material with Punch Equipment® announcing in it's 2006 International catalogue the world’s first Ltd lifetime time warranty on boxing equipment.
Released Punchfit® DVD – Now a best seller within the Fitness Industry! Punchfit® DVD Vol 1
Punchfit® Pad Training 150 levels in Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai class formats released.
The PUNCH EQUIPMENT® warehouse is completed in Sydney.
Blackbelt Pro® Gym and Punch Equipment®
celebrate 20 years!
Punch® Equipment moves it's Head Office to Burleigh Heads, Queensland.
Punch® Equipment launches Social Media integration successfully.
Punch® Equipment successfully updates the website to include an online payment section to reduce phone orders.
PUNCHTV® launched on-line for continuing education and training support videos being launched.
Integration of the Online Order Form for Retail Shops needing a quick and easy bulk ordering solution.
The Punchfit® Pad Holding Online Course launches for people who can't attend a face to face course or need to re-skill themselves in the art of teaching Boxing.
Blackbelt Pro® Gym and Punch Equipment®
celebrate 30 years! The "Bling" Women's Range launches for Ladies that need stylish but comfortable Boxing Equipment!
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Oni Shinobi Warrior
02:40 06 Jun 20
Recently bought round shield, very good product. Able coach boxing whilst social distancing.
01:48 29 May 20
Great! Bought some protective equipment, and a speedball and swivel. Great build quality, as advertised, very... happy.On a side note the steel ball bearing swivel was missing the lock pin, I called them for the pin and they replaced the part no questions immediately. Great after sales customer service, great products.read more
01:19 29 May 20
I bought a AAA 12" floor to ceiling ball from punch. It is a great product and delivery was lightening fast. Their... website is very user friendly. Would recommend these guys to anyone.read more
02:06 23 Mar 20
I purchased a round boxing shield from Punch Equipment and it has been a great quality product. It's excellent to work... on your power punches and heavy enough to protect the shield holder. The shield is quite durable; I've had it for quite some time and it's in very good shape.read more
03:36 16 Mar 20
First of all great team, Ash has always looked after me and given me the best service where possible. The products are... always durable and as advertised, with the website showing you a bunch of details with videos which I appreciate; sometimes you just have to see it outside the pictures. I can see Punch is always researching and updating their current gear, being proactive and never settling for average. Very hard to come by these days, keep up the good work guys!read more
09:17 14 Mar 20
Received the products i ordered much faster than i expected. Everything came as described. Products are well priced and... they have some good deals. Very friendly and helpful on emails. Will be shopping with them again.read more
Brett J Turley
02:28 24 Feb 20
I have recently received exceptional customer service from Punch with regards to a small issue with my focus pads. Mike... couldn't have been more helpful and prompt - very professional and I am very happy with the outcome. I also have 2 pairs of boxing gloves and am extremely happy with them, they are a quality product. Would highly recommend these guys and their products. Thanks!read more
01:33 24 Feb 20
Punch Is The Best, bought some Focus Black Diamond Pads, these are serious pads built for heavy hitting and made to... last many years, plenty of padding and made with leather. Excellent fit and do not slip around whilst holding them. We have been now using them for a month they are Punch"s premium focus pad but worth every cent, they go well with our Trophy Getter Gloves. Keep up the great work Punch so much better than all the other brandsread more