How to Choose the Right Martial Arts training equipment
Choosing the right Martial Arts training equipment is essential to the learning of a beginner. One of the most important aspects of training equipments, when pertaining to worn protection, is the size. You should always try fitting the Martial Arts training equipment that you will buy. Choose the size that is neither too large nor too small as it will restrict your movement in some ways.
Next, you should consider the security and sturdiness of the material. A good training equipment should be made out of sturdy material to keep it from ripping or breaking while using it in competitions or sparring sessions You will be able to know more of the proper material for the basic Martial Arts training equipment later in this article.
And lastly, make sure that you can easily move while wearing it. The padding should be enough for accepting blows but not too heavy to let you move freely.
Here are some of the other points that you should check for basic Martial Arts training equipment, namely: Mouth Piece, Groin Protector, Head Gear, Shin guards and hand wraps.
A Mouth piece should be made of sturdy material and not those made of soft rubber. These protect not only your enamel and teeth; they also reduce the risk for brain injuries. Always pick mouth pieces for your age group.
A Groin protector is also important for males as a direct, string blow to the groin could lead to life threatening situations. As with other training equipment, the groin protector should be made of sturdy materials and the right size. On the other hand, for females always consider using a breast protector made of hard materials. The fitting should not be too tight but just enough to be in place after receiving a kick or a punch.
Head gears on the other hand protect the brain from strong blows and prevent you from getting brain damages. Continued blows to an unprotected or lightly protected area in the head will result in disturbing head damages and in worst case scenarios will lead to internal brain hemorrhage. So in this type of protective gear, always choose the one with more padding while neatly fits and greater potential in protecting your head. Also, head gears shouldn’t hinder the user’s sense of sight and allow for a clear and balanced vision.
Your hands are your primary weapons in martial arts. Training equipment can potentially injure your hands so it is only natural that you wrap them to prevent hand injuries especially when punching a heavy bag. Wrap them tightly and allow space for movement.
Training gloves are a preferred choice. Make sure that they are made of leather so they will not slip off easily; make sure that they have finger holes or that they have an open-finger design to help you strike and grapple well. Shin guards on the other hand will prevent injuries to your shin and if possible should be partnered with feet protection.
Martial Arts training equipment should always meet the standards for safety and security of the practitioner. Never give yourself to cheaply made Martial Arts training equipments as they may put your life in danger.