This is the obvious upgrade for any boxer or kickboxer. If you bought cheap gloves in your first 12 months then upgrading to a quality sparring glove is a must.
Only applicable if you are doing MMA, Quality MMA Sparring gloves will become a must!
If you bought cheap shin guards or worse no shin guards as a beginner then it's time to invest in good quality shin protection.
Boxers consider headguards a piece of essential kit. Consider a quality sparring head guard or even steel bar type if you are sparring regularly and keep your teeth and brain in tact!
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FIGHT GEAR TIPS
Tip #1 - Different gloves for different purposes
Once you are out of the beginner stage then it’s worthwhile considering at least two pairs of gloves. One pair of gloves should be for general class use, bags, pads, drills, probably 10 or 12 ounces and the other only for sparring and technical drills with a partner, 14, 16 or 18 ounces. READ FULL ARTICLE
Tip#2 - Heavier sparring requires better levels of protection
It might seem obvious but as you move up the ranks you will be wishing to do more sparring and this will inevitably lead to more impact to target areas in your sport.
Tip #3 - Pricing is not always the best indicator of quality.
Review materials used, the brand reputation and who is really using this gear in the industry!
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