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Here at the Minotaur Fight Store, we supply the latest MMA equipment from some of the best brands in the industry such as Venum, Manto, Hayabusa, UFC, Bad Boy and more. Our MMA equipment will give you great comfort and is made from quality materials that are built to last. Whether you are new to the sport or if you are competing, we’ve got the right protective equipment to have you covered in training.
MMA Products We Offer
MMA Gloves – MMA Gloves are designed to be lightweight with open fingers, to allow you to initiate grapples or holds, making clinching or submissions possible while still have hand protection. A good pair of Mixed Martial Arts Gloves should offer you protection but it’s also important to get a pair that provides flexibility, grip and comfort to make sure you perform at your very best in competitive MMA bouts. The weight of a pair of MMA Gloves will differ, and fighters will have their preferences
Shin Guards – Having MMA Shin Guards are an essential requirement for you to properly train whether you are a beginner or a pro. Having a high-quality pair of Shin Guards are needed so you can protect your ankles, feet and of course your shins while kicking. It’s important that you invest in some MMA Shin Guards especially if you are a beginner because it is very likely that your shins aren’t conditioned. Also, you will probably need to invest in some thicker Shin Guards (not slip ons) to get that extra protection and so you aren’t constantly getting shin injuries. You may hear that it is good to try condition your shins but it’s best to save that for when you are practising on a bag and not for sparring/kicking a partner.
Mouth Guard – Mouth Guards are soft plastic pieces of equipment used in sports to prevent oral injuries to teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Types of dental injuries in sports that happen if you don’t wear a Mouth Guards include chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth, concussions and fractured jaws. These types of injuries can be prevented with a simple and small investment into a Gum Shield. So regardless of a fighter’s age, skill level or fighting style, this piece of equipment is one of the most important pieces of protective equipment a fighter can have. Whether they are play sparring for in training or in a competitive match, it only takes one strike to do some serious dental damage.
Headgear – The main purpose for wearing headgear when sparring in any martial art is to prevent any superficial injuries to the face and head. Even though headgear doesn’t reduce any brain trauma caused by strikes, the equipment should still be used to avoid any other injuries like cuts, bruises and black eyes. Accidental head collisions in sparring are common and can be quite nasty, as a result, wearing headgear can prevent serious injuries from these types of scenarios.
Groin Guards – Guard what matters the most! Our Groin Guards defend you against shots towards your vital spots during intense moments in sparring that can set you back for upcoming fights.
Use the discount code “MFSDC10” to get 10% off your MMA Equipment!
History of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling (stand-up and ground fighting), using techniques from a range of combat sports and martial arts. In the early 20th century, a lot of mixed-style contests in Japan, Taiwan and other Asian countries took place. In Brazil, there was the sport of ‘Vale Tudo’, where fighters from different styles of martial arts fought with little to no rules. The Gracie Family was known to promote Vale Tudo matches as a method of spreading the awareness of their own Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu style. In 1993, the Gracie family brought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, developed in Brazil from the 1920s, to the USA by founding the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Originally promoted as a competition to find the best martial arts for unarmed combat, competitors from different fighting styles were pitted against one another in contests with a few rules.