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HOW TO PROPERLY KIT YOURSELF OUT TO START BOXING

HOW TO PROPERLY KIT YOURSELF OUT TO START BOXING

HOW TO PROPERLY KIT YOURSELF OUT TO START BOXING

Even if these disciplines have something in common, your boxing equipment is very much linked to your discipline. The choice of equipment will vary depending on the choice of discipline.

BOXING

Boxing does not require that much investment:

- A pair of boxing gloves is the essential piece of equipment to get started. It helps to protect you, as well as your opponent.

- Hand wraps, the accessory each boxer needs, or the inner gloves, help to securely support wrists and absorb perspiration.

- A mouthguard

- A boxing outfit: a boxing sleeveless top and boxing shorts, with a fairly loose-fitting cut to make you feel at ease.

- Boxing shoes, with good ankle support (if you train on hard surfaces, other than on the combat sports mat).

If you start sparring, it is recommended you wear a:

- Head guard,

- Groin guard.

It is highly recommended for women to equip themselves with breast protection.

Boxing is a punching discipline. That is why your choice of gloves is important.

For beginners, there are versatile gloves that both ensure wrist support and good perspiration wicking.

Beginners often equip themselves with cotton mitts to absorb perspiration when boxing. Other people adopt the boxing habits straight away by wearing hand wraps.

The recommended outfit to wear is a sleeveless top and shorts. For boxing, shorts are longer than those worn for kick-boxing.

For boxing shoes, go for thin soled mid top shoes. The boxing shoes don't need to provide shock absorption, however, they must ensure good ankle support for movement.

MUAY THAI

Muay Thai (Thai boxing) has developed a great deal.

As opposed to boxing, Muay Thai is done barefoot. It's the most complete form of boxing among all the boxing disciplines. It requires different equipment because it involves the use of hands, feet, elbows and knees. Given this, Muay Thai opens up the realm of possibilities with regards to blows you can perform. Hitting with hands and feet requires the right type of protection.

Doing Muay Thai means you need:

- Boxing gloves, or Muay Thai gloves (large, square shaped)

- Hand wraps, the accessory each boxer needs, or the inner gloves, which help to securely support wrists and absorb perspiration.

- A mouthguard

- Thai shin guards, to prevent contact: shin-foot-elbow, is a commonly used technique in Muay Thai,

- A sports outfit. The most comfortable thing to wear is a boxing sleeveless top and shorts that are quite loose-fitting so you can perform the full range of Muay Thai techniques.

Practitioners often use ankle support for ankles and tendons.

If you start sparring, it is recommended to wear:

- A head guard,

- A groin guard (a pelvic protector for women).

For amateur fights, it is a requirement to use a Muay Thai chest guard.

It is highly recommended for women to equip themselves with breast protection.

HOW TO PROPERLY KIT YOURSELF OUT TO START BOXING

KICKBOXING

Fighters wear long martial arts trousers or boxing shorts.

Beginners often wear a single piece shin-foot guard for leg protection. Advanced kickboxers fight barefoot and bare legged or with ankle support.

Kickboxing enthusiasts wear foot and hand boxing protection:

- Gloves with hand wraps,

- A mouthguard,

- A shin-foot guard,

- A groin guard (compulsory),

- Breast protection for women (recommended)

If you start sparring, it is recommended to equip yourself with:

- A head guard,

- A groin guard (a pelvic protector for women).

- Boxing shoes for competition use.

SAVATE

Savate boxing, otherwise known as “Savate”, is a combat sport that uses hands and feet techniques. You need to wear the right equipment to do this discipline.

Among the boxer's essential equipment, there is:

- Boxing gloves,

- A mouthguard,

- Sweatpants or shorts and a t-shirt for training. In competitions, the official outfit is a leotard suit called an "intégrale" or a vest and savate trousers.

- Savate shoes

- Breast protection for women (recommended)

- Shin guard (optional)

If you start sparring, it is recommended you equip yourself with:

- A head guard,

- A groin guard (a pelvic protector for women).

 

Protect yourself and get the most out of what boxing has to offer.

HOW TO PROPERLY KIT YOURSELF OUT TO START BOXING

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BOXING ENTHUSIAST

It is worth noting that to do boxing, you have to be equipped so you don't get injured. A woman must also wear all the standard forms of protection... as well as other more specific gear such as breast protection.