When it comes to combat sports, Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing as it's also known, is one of the western world’s most popular imports. Whilst some of you may instinctively think of the Jean-Claude Van Damme film ‘Kickboxer’, when you hear ‘Muay Thai’, it’s so much more, and a legion of elite MMA fighters are incorporating Muay Thai into their arsenal, whilst it remains as one of the most fierce and effective workouts out there.
If you’re looking for an explosive, high-intensity workout that will develop leg power, core strength and hip movement, Muay Thai is definitely for you. Whether you choose to up the intensity by advancing to sparring, or just prefer to hone your techniques and reap the cardiovascular benefits, you’ll look and feel like a million bucks after a year of consistent Muay Thai training.
If that’s not enough, one of the biggest boons of training in Muay Thai, is that it's relatively light going on the wallet, even when you decide to step it up and devote yourself to the artform. Here at Made4Fighters, we have all of the Muay Thai equipment you’ll need to begin your journey into the sport, offering you the very best Muay Thai products from the biggest names in the game.
We know that before your first class you’ll have enough on your mind, without needing to worry about having the right Muay Thai gear. We’re going to talk you through some of the essentials of Muay Thai apparel and protective gear to help you on your way.
Muay Thai Boxing Gloves and Hand Wraps
Once you start hitting the punch bags, training with Muay Thai Pads, or begin sparring sessions with a partner, you’re going to need to protect the bones and tendons in your hands with a reliable pair of Muay Thai gloves. Like Muay Thai shorts, Muay Thai gloves should be lightweight and allow for flexibility and movement. Hand wraps are there to strengthen the softer tissues in your hands, and will, in tandem with thai boxing gloves, support your hands when punching.
Muay Thai Shorts
Muay Thai shorts feature a design which allows for total freedom of movement for a fighter’s leg, vital to give a Muay Thai fighter the ability to deliver fluid kicks with the feet or knees. Our Muay Thai shorts are lightweight, snug and feature authentic Muay Thai designs from the most popular brands. Whether you’re looking to be the next Anderson Silva, or Tony Jaa, a quality pair of traditional Muay Thai shorts are an essential part of the uniform.
Muay Thai Guards
Once you’ve decided that Muay Thai is for you, and your trainer is challenging you to step it up a notch by introducing elements of sparring and competition into your classes, it’s time to invest in first-rate protective gear, including Muay Thai shin guards, as well as standard mouth guards and MMA groin guards. It’s imperative that you choose protective Muay Thai gear from only respected brands, such as those found here with us at Made4Fighters. A well-made piece of kit will last you through hundreds of classes, and spending a little extra on quality now will end up saving you in the long run.
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