Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

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.

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How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need

How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need

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?

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What protection do boxing gloves provide?

What protection do boxing gloves provide?

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.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

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.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Train MMA?

What Equipment Do You Need To Train MMA?

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.

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts – Part 1

A Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts - Part 1

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.

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A Quick Guide To Spotting Fake Boxing Gloves

A Quick Guide To Spotting Fake Boxing Gloves

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.

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Choosing The Right Shorts For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports

Choosing The Right Shorts For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports

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.

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What Every Muay Thai Fighter Should Have in Their Training Bag – Ron King III

What Every Muay Thai Fighter Should Have in Their Training Bag - Ron King III

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.

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Breaking The Mould: Innovation In The Boxing Industry

Breaking The Mould: Innovation In The Boxing Industry

We live in a world which is constantly evolving. Even compared to just 10 years ago, the things around us are completely different. Today is the world where we can call a cab with an app, where we control our own homes with our phones, where cars can now drive themselves and where you can track your health with a watch. With some aspects of life it’s easy to see the effects of progress.

But what about in the boxing world? The innovation can be a little harder to see.

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The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2019)

The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2019)

Welcome to the Fight Quality ultimate guide to everything you need to know about boxing gloves, updated for 2019.

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.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Train Muay Thai?

What Equipment Do You Need To Train Muay Thai?

Perhaps you’re considering taking up Muay Thai, or maybe you’ve been going a while and want to make sure you’re using the right equipment. We’re here to walk you through all of the equipment you might need.

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Avoiding Hand Pains and Injury When Wearing Boxing Gloves

Avoiding Hand Pains and Injury When Wearing Boxing Gloves

In sports which rely on using your body as a weapon, it’s understandable that you’re putting yourself at risk of all sorts of aches, pains and injuries. Knuckle, finger and wrist pains are especially common amongst beginners. Quite often these are caused by the same few issues, meaning a lot of the time there are steps which can be taken to get rid of the pains all together.

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