I use the heavybag at Catalyst Fitness for my kicks and punches. It’s a good tool and you don’t have to worry about injuring a person while you’re training. A nice complementary item to go along with it would be a speedbag. It allows one to work on hand timing and speed. It works the hands, arms and shoulders, too. My workout partner, Denise, is a master on the speedbag and has really neat routines she does on it. She taught some basics to me 5 years ago that I still use when I use a speedbag.
Let’s add one at Catalyst so we all could enjoy the benefits and Denise said she’d train us on it.