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
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.Continue reading Breaking The Mould: Innovation In The Boxing Industry
Martial Arts like Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo all have set uniforms to wear – but what do you wear if your combat sport doesn’t have any set rules?Continue reading What Tops Should You Wear For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports?
Still stuck on what to buy someone for Christmas? Perhaps your other half is a martial arts fanatic and you want to treat them, but wouldn’t know where to start. We’re here to help.Continue reading Great Christmas Gift ideas for Boxers, Kickboxers and MMA fighters
Perhaps you’re considering taking up Muay Thai, or maybe you’ve been doing it for a while and want to make sure you’re using the right equipment. So what do you need for Muay Thai? We’re here to walk you through all of the equipment you might need.Continue reading What Do You Need for Muay Thai?
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.Continue reading Avoiding Hand Pains and Injury When Wearing Boxing Gloves
If you follow many Professional boxers online you’ll no doubt see countless training videos where the boxer is using a beautifully designed custom pair of boxing gloves, complete with their name or logo. It’s pretty easy to see the appeal – you can make a pair of gloves which reflects your own unique personality and train with something truly unique to you.Continue reading Top 10 Best Custom Boxing Glove Brands
When you first start a striking martial art, such as Boxing or Muay Thai, you’ll notice that before anyone hits anything they sit around and wrap material around their hands – but this doesn’t look anything like the material you see on pro-boxers hands on the TV. Then when you google ‘boxing hand wraps’ you see things that look like fingerless gloves with some added padding. We’ve already written an article explaining why you need to wrap your hands, but how do you pick between all the different sorts you can find?Continue reading The Different Types of Handwraps for Boxing, Muay Thai and MMA
When you’re buying yourself a new pair of boxing gloves it can feel a little bit daunting. There are endless options from loads of brands and it can make finding the pair that suit you seem impossible. Buying cheap gloves means you could get a few pairs to try out but when you start looking at high quality products the price heads upwards and that quickly stops being an option.
If you’ve just started looking for a pair of boxing gloves you’ll spot that boxing gloves aren’t measured in size, but in weight. It’s easy to be pretty clueless as to what to buy, but we’re here to break it down.
Here at Fight Quality we know that your gear only takes care of you if you take care of it. One of the most important pieces of protective equipment in your bag (except maybe your groin guard) is your mouthguard – we’ve reviewed quite a few of them. You’ve got to take care of your pearly whites because there’s a distinct difference between a tough, rugged fighter and a tough, toothless fighter.
You’ve just got yourself a brand new pair of gloves, they smell like new leather, the inner lining is soft against your skin. You put them on, and they’re a bit tight even without hand wraps. You take them to your next training session, you’re buzzing to use them and you start hammering the heavy bag and slamming into the pads. And before too long your knuckles hurt, your fingers are numb and you’re regretting the enthusiasm. It’s not a problem with the gloves, it’s because they’re new.
We recently wrote about Why Heavy Bags Are Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports, so we decided it would be a good time to cover the many different types of punch bag which exist, and why most of them have slightly different purposes.Continue reading What Types of Punch Bags Are There?
If you’ve ever found yourself in a Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA or Muay Thai gym, then there’s a strong chance you’ll have seen the imposing line of heavy bags hanging along the edge of the room. Often worn on the outside, but still standing up to the regular punishment, waiting for you to give it your hardest shot.
Thai pads are the centrepiece of a Muay Thai Coach’s arsenal, and for good reason. Thai pads are highly versatile, and provide the ability to quickly adapt for both boxing and kicks in ways that traditional boxing Mitts, martial arts paddles or kick shields simply don’t allow for.
We’ve since released an updated version of this article, with updated information and new additions.
Head to The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves
Welcome to the Fight Quality ultimate guide to everything you need to know about boxing gloves, updated for 2018. This guide aims to be the only resource you’ll ever need when it comes to boxing gloves. We’ve broken down just about everything you need to know, from the specialisations of the different styles of glove, to the different brands available.
When you buy a new pair of boxing gloves, you almost always have a choice of sizes, weighed in ounces (oz), typically giving you selections of 10, 12, 14 or 16, with occasionally a couple more to choose from. After having reviewed a large number of gloves here at Fight Quality, we’ve noticed that there’s a lot of variation between the padding of gloves, so we thought we’d take a closer look.
Originally written April 2016. Updated February 2018.
If you’ve read our Brief History of Boxing article, you might know that Boxing gloves as we know them today were made a necessity under the Marquess of Queensberry rules in 1867. While most boxing gloves you’ll see today are made with Velcro (or Hook & Loop as it’s often referred to as), Velcro itself wasn’t even invented until around 70 years afterwards, and it’s use in boxing is a more recent transition.
Having the right pair of boxing gloves can make a difference in terms of comfort, protection and impact. In the ranks of pro boxing, having the perfect pair of gloves means one less distraction, helping fighters have a clearer sense of focus when doing what they do best.