Stay protected from top to bottom with Made4Fighters range of protective gear. Practicing martial arts can get rough, so whether you’re are doing muay thai, kickboxing or mma invest the necessary protective equipment to prevent injury and fuel powerful performance. Shin guards are a staple piece of protective gear across any martial arts discipline. There are different styles designed specifically for Muay Thai, Kickboxing or MMA training and competitive session. It’s important to know the different to make sure you have the best shin guards to stay protected.
WOMEN’S MUAY THAI & KICKBOXING SHIN GUARDS
For martial arts that are kick heavy, shin protection is essential. Muay Thai & Kickboxing shin guards are designed to withstand these heavy blows and provide the level of protection needed to prevent injury. These shin guards protect both the wearer and the opponent, protecting the shins receiving the blows and the foot of striker. This means that both sparring partners can continue to fight for longer and progress in their technique without concern for injury. Muay Thai shin guards are made from soft leather or synthetic leather, and often of strap style. These shin guards used for kicking with often also include instep, covering the top of the foot and ankle, a good example of these is Venum Kontact Instep Shin Guards.
MMA SHIN GUARDS FOR WOMEN
MMA is generally less kicking intensive and for that reason, MMA shin guards are more lightweight & compact to provide greater flexibility in movement. MMA emphasis movement and technique, so bulkier shin guards used for Muay Thai or Kickboxing are often not suitable. The velcro straps can get caught, and larger size can prevent the freer movement needed from stand-up kicks to grappling. The tradeoff here is that for more freedom in movement the shin guards are thinner and provide less protection. MMA shin guards are sock type shinguards held in place by a cloth sleeve. The sleeve is made of stretch cotton or neoprene.
FIND THE RIGHT SHIN GUARDS
Shin guards are essential in finding the equilibrium in balance and flexibility. So whether you are sparring in a competitive environment or training with a heavy bag at home, the right shin guards will be the difference between potential injury which will put a halt on your training, or progressing to the next level. If you’re new to martial arts, start out with more protective shin guards often used for Kickboxing or Muay Thai, they will provide the highest level of protection so that you can develop technique without concern for injury. Slimmer styles can be used when you have progressed to a level where technique combined with speed to your goal. Make sure that your shin guards fit correctly so as to not compromise the level of protection they provide. Consider the length of your shin, the size around your calves and how wide the protective shin pads are. They should feel snug but not so tight that they are uncomfortable.
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