Often the instructors get questions from new students asking, “Are you gunna teach me to kick trees like on YouTube…”. One needs to understand that there is a difference between kicking a Bananna tree, common in Thailand, and walking into your backyard to kick a Canadian Maple tree. (Good luck with that). Truth be told, those proficient in Muay Thai USED to kick trees for shin conditioning, but that was before Thai bags became commonplace in gyms. (Thus the name “Bananna Bag”).