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Being a successful Muay Thai fighter weighs heavily on a few things: dedication, training, practice, and having the right equipment. Muay Thai equipment consists of headgear, elbow pads, knee pads, shin guards, groin guards, chest guards, and of course, gloves. Each piece of equipment has its own specifications and standards, and finding the right one for you is essential. When it comes to Muay Thai gloves there are a few things you must take into consideration, including the size, fit, material, closure, weight, and style. These things will affect the overall comfort and effectiveness of the protection of your gloves....

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Thai pads are the specially created Muay Thai gear used to hone a fighter's martial arts skills.Since the 16th century, Thai society has embraced Muay Thai, a traditional martial art also known as Thai boxing or the "art of 8 limbs."Thai boxing techniques can be caught, held, and studied by coaches thanks to the invention of Thai pads. These pads are available in a broad variety of sizes, forms, densities, materials, features etc, so no matter who you are, there’s a Muay Thai pad for you. How To Use Muay Thai Pads It's best to stay still if you're just...

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There are several similarities between Muay Thai and western traditional boxing, but there are also several differences. These differences can be seen in the techniques, scoring systems, and even the equipment, including the gloves. Boxing gloves were introduced to boxing and became mandatory in 1818, over a century before it was introduced to Muay Thai in 1920. Initially, Muay Thai fighters wore hemp ropes to protect their wrists. Since then, the gloves have evolved to better suit Muay Thai. That said, it’s not recommended that you just pick up any pair of gloves in hopes that it will work for...

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If you are going to take any sport or extracurricular activity seriously, you are going to need the right set of gear and training equipment. Training in Muay Thai is no different and requires you to have all that is needed for effective training sessions.  This includes protective gear, appropriate attire, and even the proper bags to transport your belongings without difficulty. This begs the question, should you use a Duffel bag or a gym bag to carry your Muay Thai equipment and gears?  What is a Duffel bag? Duffle bags date back to 17th century Belgium and were designed...

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Muay Thai is a traditional art form that originates in Thailand. With a history that dates at least to the 16th century, it is not surprising that it is rich in Thai history and culture. Despite moving from the battlefield to the ring, the striking style still adheres to several rituals that are exclusive to the sport and have been used for hundreds of years. Wearing armbands and a headband before entering the kickboxing ring is a tradition. Some western gyms follow this tradition, albeit to varying degrees.  However, some conflicting information is available, so let's examine the significance and...

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