Sparring is a fundamental pillar of any martial arts training program. Training through sparring teaches young fighters key martial arts skills like timing, improved reactions, distance control, and the application of martial arts skills. Point sparring is a common type of sparring with the added benefit of offering a chance to train sparring skills with minimal contact. Point fighting is most common in low contact kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and other light contact martial arts.
Despite the lighter contact, protective gear like point sparring gloves and protective padding for your little fighters is just as important in point sparring as it is in other types of sparring. Point sparring gloves, also known as open palm gloves, semi contact sparring gloves, or karate mitts, are a central part of that protective gear. Point sparring gloves are a balance between boxing gloves and MMA gloves. Since the goal of point sparring is more about training speed and control than strength, point sparring gloves are lightweight and have minimal padding while still providing your little fighters with the protection they need while striking and blocking. Kids point sparring gloves often have open palms and are flexible, allowing for a variety of attacks other than straight punches. Point sparring gloves and karate gloves are important for protecting both your little fighter’s hands and the hands of their opponent.
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