Have you ever wondered how your boxing gloves are made? When it comes to boxing gloves, there are loads of brands, all designing their gloves to be slightly different. It’s easy to find a boxing glove with almost any colour, design or style you could ask for. But how are these boxing gloves made? Different factories all do things slightly differently which is why most brands will have their own unique build style or shape. We’ve done a little bit of research so that we can give you a quick breakdown.Continue reading How are boxing gloves made?
Welcome to the Fight Quality Ultimate Guide to Boxing Gloves, updated for 2021.
When we originally wrote the first version of our Ultimate Guide back in 2016 we wanted to bring you the absolute best resource for everything you could possibly want to know about boxing gloves. Since then the guide has undergone several updates, reflecting the changes in the industry, technology and brands.Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2021)
Let’s be real for a second – nobody wants to be the person at whose gloves stink out the whole gym. We’ll be going over a couple of the steps which you can take to make sure your gloves are always clean and fresh, and avoid any possible hygiene issues (or worse – bad smells).Continue reading How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean
When buying boxing gloves, the brand you buy definitely matters. Almost all established fight gear brands who sell boxing gloves will have developed their own distinct style and create their gloves in completely different ways. Before looking into it though, you need to determine what sort of budget you have and what you’re going to be using that pair of gloves for.Continue reading Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove
Whether you’ve been training for a while, or are just considering taking it up, you’ll no doubt have noticed that not all boxing gloves are the same. There’s actually more variation than you would expect, and each style of glove has its own uses. Here’s a quick run-down on most of the styles of boxing glove you may come across.Continue reading What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?
Massage Guns. We’re sure you’ve seen them all over Instagram recently, with fighters working over their legs or shoulders with a machine that looks like a weird combo between a hairdryer and pneumatic drill. They rapidly pulse in and out, drumming against the muscle and causing a rippling effect to provide a type of percussive massage that’s meant to aid recovery or prepare you for a hard session. But are they just another fitness fad with limited evidence supporting their use (like an altitude training mask) or is there real science backing up their use?Continue reading Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?
Chances are that at some point towards the beginning of your training you were told you need hand wraps to wear underneath your gloves. Hand wraps of course make your hand safer, but not many people actually know how they do that.Continue reading Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?
We use them every time we go training and rely on the protection they offer to not damage our hands when we’re hitting pads (or the odd face or two), but how many times have you stopped to think about what’s giving you that protection?Continue reading What’s Inside A Boxing Glove?
How do you know you’re using the right size or weight boxing glove? If you ask most brands they’ll usually tell you it all depends on either your weight or the size of your hands, but is that always the case? Should you use the same weight gloves for both fitness work like pads or a heavy bag, as you would use during sparring?Continue reading How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need
When it comes to combat sports, there’s almost always some form of glove involved. There are a load of different types of glove, but they all share a common purpose – making things safer. That said, there are negative sides to using boxing gloves, leading some groups to agree that bare knuckle boxing is actually safer overall.
In this article we’re going to take a closer look into why we use boxing gloves in the first place. To understand what protection boxing gloves provide, it’s important to look back at what the sport of boxing was like before the introduction of boxing gloves and other safety measures.Continue reading What protection do boxing gloves provide?
With the popularity of boxing, rise of mix martial arts and ever increasing number of people taking up striking martial arts theres been an increasing demand for the boxing gloves that stand out from the crowd.Continue reading How Are Boxing Gloves Customised?
Unless you’ve been under a rock since the first UFC competition then you’ve seen BJJ shoot from a niche sport to a global phenomenon. There’s BJJ gyms in basically every major city, competitions are aired on streaming services like UFC fight pass and acai sales are through the roof. If you’re considering taking up BJJ, but aren’t sure what kit you’re going to need to buy, then keep reading because we’ve broken it all down for you.Continue reading What Equipment Do You Need To Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
MMA (or Mixed Martial Arts) is more popular now than ever, with the stars of the sport occasionally crossing into both other sports and mainstream media.
Unlike sports like Boxing or Kickboxing, MMA requires you to train all aspects of fighting, from exhilarating striking on your feet, to the more nuanced grappling on the ground. This means that there’s a little more equipment needed to make sure you’re safe. We’re here to walk you through all of the equipment you might need.Continue reading What Equipment Do You Need To Train MMA?
There’s only one thing worse than opening your kit bag and being hit by that grim odor of old sweat and unwashed kit, and that’s when one of your training partners opens their kit bag and you get hit by the odor of their old sweat and unwashed kit.Continue reading How to Care for your Handwraps
Muay Thai, like other combat sports, requires a certain type of clothing when training and competing in order to maximise movement. Unlike other combat sports, the visual style of Muay Thai shorts has developed over the years, leading to a much flashier, vibrant style.Continue reading A Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts – Part 1
Following on from our last article all about the copycat problem in the boxing industry, where we talked about the prevalence of fake products on sites like ebay, we thought we’d provide you guys with a quick guide on how to spot a pair of fake gloves. You can get very in depth on individual brands, and there are plenty of YouTube videos doing exactly that, but this guide is designed as a quick checklist to consider before you buy yourself a new pair of gloves.Continue reading A Quick Guide To Spotting Fake Boxing Gloves
When it comes to women’s boxing gloves, the truth is there’s a lot of misinformation out there.Continue reading 3 of the Best Women’s Boxing Glove Brands
Shorts are an important part of the wardrobe in combat sports. They need to have ideal movement for whatever it is you’re doing, they need to be durable enough that they can put up with the punishment of even the most brutal training session and most importantly, seeing as they’re one of the few items you’ll wear when fighting, they need to make you look good.Continue reading Choosing The Right Shorts For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports
Something we’ve noticed through our time reviewing equipment here at fightquality.com is that the combat sports market is somewhat lacklustre when it comes to ethical training equipment.Continue reading A Guide To Non-Leather/Vegan Boxing Gloves
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Ron King III, an active Muay Thai fighter and coach.
As an avid practitioner of any sport, having all of the correct equipment is a necessity and combat sports such as Muay Thai are absolutely no exception.Continue reading What Every Muay Thai Fighter Should Have in Their Training Bag – Ron King III