I research gear so you make the best decision as you begin your journey and grow!
Possibly the most subjective piece of gear you will own. Here you will find what to look for in muay thai gloves. Beginners save money now and start your research for your upgrades!
Conditioning your shins will come in time, but protect them now and don't feel as bad kicking your friends when sparring. PLUS, some extras to help you avoid ripping your achilles skin.
Traditional Muay Thai shorts are a popular design but now there are more options. From material to features, I will explain the pros and cons.
There is no problem not knowing what to buy, especially when you are just starting out. It is intimidating making sure you have a respected brand and your gear has the best design for Muay Thai.
Luckily, I am wildly analytical and have a ton of experience with analysis paralysis. You are going to benefit from hours of research including watching videos, reading other review sites, contacting the brands themselves, and trying out the gear.
I promise to be honest with you and share our experience.
PLUS, I created this site to help my friends and fellow students make easy decisions. It is a labor of love, so you get my passion and not my attempt to sell you something you don't need. The only way I get paid is through affiliate links. If you click on a product you like and purchase it, I get the smallest amount in return. This does not sway our suggestions in any way.
Not every gym requires you to get your own headgear. But, I suggest you do. You don't know if the last person cleaned them properly, and that is NOT a problem you want.
It is way more expensive to fix a chipped tooth than to have a mouth guard...or two...or maybe even 20 or more. Get the point?
Seems basic, right? A wrap around your hand. What about size, elastic vs non, slip-ons (with gel!)...get the idea?
Much like hand wraps but for the opposite end of your body. After a few kicks, you'll see why I recommend them.
When the time comes and your gym allows you to spar with elbows, you will need pads. Your partner doesn't want a split eyebrow.
Another buffer that allows you to throw a little harder but not hurt your partner. Plus, protect your joints as you get older.
These are the most popular pads at your gym. However, sometimes the gyms are destroyed, so own a pair.
Great for increasing accuracy and speed. These little pads have huge benefits and can be used anywhere.
Conditioning your abs in the beginning is great! As you level up, the teeps get tougher!
This is a very versatile pad and there are slight features that matter quite a bit. You will love this for training with strong kickers.
Dead legs hurt! Believe me, I will get to a great story in here of a week long dead leg. These also help you flex into kicks.
What's more important than a cool graphic? Discover why I choose certain materials, length, and brands.
A big duffel works and so does a backpack. But, what if you ride a motorcycle - where are the waterproof bags? See our suggestions.
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Below are featured because I have personally used them and they will get you started.
You won't be investing a ton of money and you will have the quality to keep you safe and comfortable.