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Before we get into the heart of the articles...The KWON gloves
above are excellent quality for a good price.
They are a synthethic style (100% durable PU Rexion). They
have sewn-on thumbs and 3" wide hook and loop fasteners.
These are sparring gloves and can be used on the bag...Ok now
to the good stuff. I have to say I was a bit surprised when I put
on a pair of gloves. The boxers and mixed martial artist look so
fluid. The gloves were heavy and cumbersome at first.
I came from a karate background, so I was used to very light
Boxing gloves originated in Greece and were not made for
protection. They had very little in the way of padding and
often had hard objects inserted. The boxing matches were meant to
Thankfully times have changed. Although MMA and kickboxing are
physical sports, much has been done to reduce injury. Though
everyone likes a good tough match, gloves are now made much
When you are first starting mma much of your training will be
kickboxing as much as about grappling. When learning to kick box
you are going to need some boxing gloves. You can box with
your grappling gloves, but it is easier on you and your partner
if you use boxing gloves!
Boxing gloves are heavier and more padded than bag
gloves. They are made for sparring and are easier on your
There are sixteen, twelve, ten, and eight ounce sizes (16oz,
12oz, 10oz, 8oz). There are all kinds of styles, from leather
gloves to dri-fit gloves.
There are pre-molded gloves, meaning that they are already
formed in a fist shape. Your fingers have to curl in these
gloves. Others you have to form the hitting surface.
Gloves close with a variety of things. The most fitted gloves tie, while the velcro makes the gloves more simple.
A bigger glove is harder to accelerate as they weigh more. All
gloves are made to absorb some of the impact of the punch to help
reduce injuries to your partner.
High density polyurethane, cotton, and horsehair are some
types of padding materials often used. Foam as a padding
sometimes retains its shape. The best gloves go back to the
original shape quickly.
The best gloves are leather and reinforced with
stitching. New materials however are taking the market by
storm, such as dri-fit gloves from Adidas. I
personally like the dri-fit, but it stinks a lot more than
The size of the gloves depends on the use. For sparring 16 oz
gloves are recommended. For training we recommend 12 oz for
beginner, and then moving up to a 16 oz glove.
Amateur Fights normally use 10 oz gloves. The colors are
normally red or blue with a white target area to help judges
score. You'll need to check your match rules however.
For professional fights you'll need to check the affiliate
with whom the fight is sanctioned. Normally gloves are 8
Gloves come in small, medium, and large, and also for men and
women. An average man will wear a large and the average woman a
Your gloves need to fit with hand
wraps on. They need to be snug but not restrictive. You do
not want your fingers to go to sleep.
If you'll be by yourself for some training sessions, choose
Velcro. For a more snug fits, that takes a partner to tie your
gloves on, choose a tie.
Leather gloves are the top of the line, while vinyl is
a cheaper gloves. Another great feature is called a thumb
attachment, or a thumb-lock. Most gloves made nowadays have this
feature, which helps to prevent thumb injuries or any accidental
eye gouges than can occur during a match.
You can go to your local sporting good store for gloves, but
you'll likely not find a knowledgeable person on boxing or mma.
You are best asking your instructor and check out our Ultimate MMA Store.
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fighter is often the one who wins. Do not get me wrong technique
is king, but if you have technique and no wind in the 3rd round;
you could be asking for a knock out. That is getting yourself
The first step to getting fit is finding the right program for
you and sticking with it. I have changed throughout the years,
but now go with an interval style training program geared toward
I like what Shamrock Strength and Conditioning does for power and how they use
perodization. I am not a fan of the LSD anymore as running LSD
makes you slow. That is why boxers jump rope to be fast, fast,
fast. Intervals can take your speed up a notch.