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About Punch Equipment

The History of Punch Equipment®

1989

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!)

1991

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.

1992

Moved to 5000 sq ft current location in Randwick. Sydney Australia.

1993

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.

1994

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.

1995

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.

1996

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.

1998

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.

2000

With 35 belted champions from approx 200 ring fighters Blackbelt Pro Gym produces its first undefeated Super heavy weight World Champion.

2001

Punchtex® superior durability material is brand named after being tested for several years and found to be the most durable material ever used.

2003

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.

2005

Khru Bruce Townhill is awarded a Master Khru (AjARN) certificate from the World Muay Thai Council Thailand.

2006

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.

2009

Blackbelt Pro® Gym and Punch Equipment®
celebrate 20 years!

2013

Punch® Equipment moves it's Head Office to Burleigh Heads, Queensland.

Punch® Equipment launches Social Media integration successfully.

2014

Punch® Equipment successfully updates the website to include an online payment section to reduce phone orders.

2016

PUNCHTV® launched on-line for continuing education and training support videos being launched.

2017

Integration of the Online Order Form for Retail Shops needing a quick and easy bulk ordering solution.

2018

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.

2019

Blackbelt Pro® Gym and Punch Equipment®
celebrate 30 years!
The "Bling" Women's Range launches for Ladies that need stylish but comfortable Boxing Equipment!

2020

Released the eBook version of the best-selling 50 boxing combo book.

2021

Over 100 million RRP sales since 1989! New Thai Pad eBook and online certification rollout.

TESTED ON HUMANS SINCE 1989!

Since the very beginning in 1989, the founder of Punch Equipment, Bruce Townhill has only employed those with relevant industry experience.
Punch® is proudly 100% Australian-owned and operated.
Punch Equipment® prides itself on employing those who understand the industry, our team is filled with people who live and breathe combat sports, whether hobbyists, athletes or coaches, our team truly dedicates their time to improve themselves daily and pass on that knowledge to you.
Whether you’re just starting your journey in boxing or opening your first gym, Punch Equipment® has the range to give you an unparalleled experience, backed by outstanding customer service.

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Made By Master Craftsmen

Punch Equipment® has designed and created every piece of equipment since 1989 in the very factory it began with.
It is an understatement to say that our master craftsmen understand boxing equipment, our craftsmen are some of the most experienced boxing gear manufacturers on the planet who source premium materials from every corner of the glove.
Our gear is manufactured to cater to a range of needs, giving you the very best value for your budget.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, you’ll be sure to find a product suitable for your needs!

Our Guarantee

Punch Equipment® prides itself on providing every customer with purpose-built boxing and fight gear along with the highest quality customer service!
Our craftsmen are hand-selected by the Managing Director to ensure every product is of the highest quality possible.
We’re so confident in this process that we have equipped our range with unrivaled warranties that will give you the confidence that if a product is not up to our standard in craftsmanship, it is replaced.
We don’t just state ‘Tested On Humans’, we are the definition.

 

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