If you are training for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), you will be using different types of equipment every time you practice. The main reason for this is because you will train in a variety of fighting styles including Muay Thai, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Most MMA fighters have at least two pairs of gloves.
They have boxing gloves and MMA Gloves. The boxing gloves are for training in kickboxing and for hard sparring and the MMA gloves are for grappling and for competition.
The average MMA fighter also needs to have a protective head covering, groin guard, a Rash Guard gum shield and MMA shorts. You should always wear a groin guard and a gum shield when you are fighting. These both will offer protection from getting hurt during heavy sparring. You can practice grappling without a groin guard and gum shield but there is still a risk of taking damage to your groin and teeth.
The head covering is also very important as it allows you to be hit but without suffering heavy damage. It keeps you safe when hit on the head. It will also reduce the chance that you will get a concussion during your training. Being hit on the head or face is not something that many people can use without a head protector so it is definitely a part of MMA Gear that every fighter should use and should be wearing.
MMA Shin Guards help keep your feet and shins protected while you practice your low leg kicks. The most common martial art that focuses on such kicks is Muay Thai. You can strengthen your shins by exercising without shin guards. Even though you can train without them it is not recommended as you could suffer serious injuries which will prevent you from training and competing in MMA. They come in all shapes and sizes and there is enough variety that you can get a pair that will fit perfectly and offer a lot of protection for your shins and feet.
There are many things to consider when choosing MMA Rash Guards.
Color, size, short sleeve or long sleeve, printed or sublimated? One of the most important things to consider is size. An MMA Rash Guard must fit snugly against their body no way loosely. The next thing to consider is short sleeves or long sleeves. Short sleeve rash guards tend to be more comfortable but long sleeve MMA Rash Guards offer more protection against AMT-born ailments such as staph and ringworms. The next thing to consider is branding. Do you prefer the look of your face? Or something a little more subtle the choice is yours.
When you are competing you cannot wear headwear, rash protectors or shin guards but you can wear gum shields and groin guards and the promotions you are fighting for will give you MMA gloves for you to fight. This ensures that there is no cheating by damaging the gloves. You will also be examined before stepping into the cage.