Picking the right Kickboxing Gloves is crucial for any Kickboxer, whether you are a beginner or a pro. Kickboxing Gloves are essential for sparring, bag work or for competitions and they are designed to prevent both you and your opponent from suffering severe injuries. The gloves have been developed over the years to make sure they provide you with comfort and protection as well as speed and durability. Kickboxing Gloves are available in different weights and picking the right weight specification will depend on your training purposes. For example, heavier Gloves (14oz or above) will be essential for sparring or if you are looking to exert more energy in your training.
Here at the Minotaur Fight Store, we have a variety of gloves in different designs and weights e.g. 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz and 18oz.
Other Kickboxing Equipment We Offer
Kickboxing Shorts – Kickboxing Shorts are important to have so you are able to perform specific techniques. The shorts are much shorter in length so they don’t restrict the leg extension of a fighter.
Mouth Guards – Dental injuries are very common in combat sports and it’s crazy to think that a very small investment can prevent a very expensive and timely treatment but it’s true! We have a wide selection of Mouth Guards / Gum Shields for adults and children in different colours and designs.
Head Guards – When it comes to investing in a high-quality Head Guard, this should be one of your biggest priorities to make sure you don’t suffer from any head injuries after sparring. You may not need it every training session, but you should always have it in your training bag just in case. Our top of the range Head Guards offer great protection for your temple, cheekbones and jaw.
Ankle Supports – Kickboxing requires a lot of lateral movement which makes your ankles vulnerable to injuries by landing on it wrong. As a result, ankle supports are extremely important and should be worn at all times to prevent sprains.
Shin Guards – An essential requirement in Thai Boxing whether you are a beginner or a pro. Good Shin Guards will offer adequate protection for shin and ankle so you don’t get any injuries in sparring or training.
Hand Wraps – This piece of Muay Thai equipment will protect your hand and wrists from injury. Here at the Minotaur Fight Store, you can choose from the classic Hand Wraps or Hand Wrap Gloves so you can slip them on faster and easier.
History of Kickboxing
Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid Martial Art using both elements of punching and kicking. The art was developed by adapting techniques from Karate, Western Boxing and Muay Thai. Kickboxing originated in the 1960s in Japan and acquired practitioners in America within the next 10 years.