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The Origins and development of kick shields in Martial Arts

Kick shields were first introduced as a piece of equipment in martial arts towards the end of the 19th century. Their purpose was to help train practitioners in delivering stronger, more precise and faster kicks. They were especially useful for teaching counter-kicking techniques, which require careful offensive and defensive coordination. Kick shields have gained immense popularity ever since then and have become integral components of martial arts training sessions around the world. Practitioners use them to develop their muscle memory and gain better control over their skills and accuracy when it comes to delivering powerful kicks.

In recent years, kick shields have seen even more innovative designs; some are now integrated with modern technology such as foam sensors that measure force with each strike. Plus, they're light as a feather and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you're looking to up your striking game or just want to get a killer core workout, these shields have got you covered. They're like the Swiss Army knife of training gear!

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Martial arts practitioners have no shortage of options when it comes to striking shields. With brands like Fumetsu, Century, Elion and Fairtex, martial artists can choose among a wide range of shields available at Made4Fighters

Curved vs Straight kick shield

Martial arts kick shields demonstrate the differences between curved and straight tools. Curved kick shields allow fighters to practise their vaults and cleaves, while Straight kick shields require the fighter to break in or adjust their attack curves.

You know, when it comes to kick shields, the curved ones have a bit of an edge because they're like shock absorbers. They take the hit from any angle, which is great for keeping you from getting banged up during practice. But hey, straight shields are just as important for sharpening your martial arts chops. It really comes down to what you're looking to do and your personal style. So, whether you're all about that curve or you keep it straight, there's a shield out there with your name on it. Choose the one that fits what you need, and you're all set!

Curved Kick Shield - Fumetsu Ghost Thai Kick Shield

Straight Kick Shield - Bytomic Red Label Shield

Long vs Square martial arts shields

Another two common types are, long kick shields - usually about three feet in length - and square kick shields, typically about two feet in either direction.

If you're looking to land those kicks and punches with a bit more oomph, long kick shields are your go-to. They give you a big target to work with, so you can really rack up those strikes. And if you're aiming to nail your kick precision, square kick shields are perfect. They make you think about where your foot lands just as much as how hard you're hitting.

Long Shield - Fumetsu Shield Long Kick Target

Square Target - Black Mooto Speed S2 Kick Shield