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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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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Is there a Copycat Problem in the Boxing Equipment Industry?

Is there a copycat problem in the boxing equipment industry?

In recent weeks, Rival Boxing CEO Russ Anber vented his frustration towards a certain Adidas boxing glove release, which shared a few too similarities with Rival’s own boxing gloves. It’s not our place to comment on the legitimacy of this claim, but it did get us wondering whether this is just a symptom of a bigger issue across the boxing industry.

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FQ’s Favourites From The Hayabusa ‘Back to Class’ Sale

FQ’s Favourites From The Hayabusa ‘Back to Class’ Sale

Martial arts and veterans tend to share a common ground; a number of big names in MMA are ex-military, including Brian Stan, Martin Stapleton, Paul Daley, Randy Couture and of course Tim Kennedy, who’s still serving his country. It doesn’t just stop with professionals though – a lot of veterans find that the discipline, comradery and physical challenge of martial arts training helps them with transitioning from military to civilian life. Liz Carmouche, who served three tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps helicopter mechanic, has said in interviews that without her MMA training she would have struggled a lot more when she left the military, and may not have become the person she is today.

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The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market

The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market

Here at FQ we’re about performance as much as looks. A great pair of boxing gloves needs to look good but also serve its purpose. That being said, there’s always going to be part of us that loves the feeling of taking an amazing looking pair of gloves out of your gym bag and feeling your training partners envious looks. 

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New Fight Gear – July 2019

New Fight Gear - July 2019

Worried you’ll miss when your favourite fight brand releases an amazing new line of gear? We bring you a monthly round-up of the latest fight gear ranges released by all of your favourite brands, so you can see all the best new fight gear all in one place.

Whether it’s for Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or other combat sports, make sure you keep up to date with the latest gear and equipment each month. Check out the other New Fight Gear round-ups here.

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