Here at Fight Quality, we review gear used in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing – all of which we’re pretty passionate about on some level. That said, everyone has a favourite sport and for both of us writers here, that sport is undoubtedly Muay Thai. Now you’ll understand why we often end up featuring a fair few Thai brands in our fight gear reviews! Muay Thai is the reason Fight Quality was founded back in 2015, as well as being what sparked my personal interest in combat sports in general.
MMA gloves are one of the most important items of equipment for MMA. MMA fighters use a small light weight glove which offers less protection than boxing gloves, but allows you to use the hands for grappling as well.
Muay Thai or ‘Thai boxing’ is the cultural martial art of Thailand. The origin of Muay Thai dates back several hundred years, and was essentially developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon, including elbows and knees, leading to it becoming known as “the art of eight limbs”. In modern day, Muay Thai has become a global sport and is often incorporated into the training routines of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters and kickboxers.