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jimmayor007
09-03-2007, 04:12 PM
The Complete Guide to Boxing Gloves
for Boxing, Kickboxing, and Martial Arts

Whether you choose to hit the heavy bag, focus mitts, a speed bag or spar with an opponent you will need to know how to find the right boxing gloves.

This HOW TO GUIDE will answer many of the most frequently asked questions!


Does the sport I choose make a difference in the glove I use?

Yes, it absolutely does. The person who is practicing muay thai may use a different glove than someone who is practicing boxing or cardio kickboxing.

For example, for muay thai you may need to be able to grab and use your hands to deliver knee strikes. It is therefore helpful that you glove is flexible enough to allow you to open your hands somewhat.

For someone practicing cardio kickboxing at the gym it will probably be helpful to choose a glove that is thicker and has more padding - simply hitting heavy bags and focus mitts can mean a lot of impact. You will want as much protection for your hands as possible.

A professional boxer who is getting in the ring will probably use a lighter glove and one in which is easiest to make a fist. In golden gloves and other competitions the gloves used are highly regulated, however, in general a boxer will want to make the biggest impact with their punches - that means a lighter glove. This will also make it easier to hold their hands up to protect themselves over longer periods of time.

You should probably invest in a good pair of gloves if you plant to practice: boxing, kickboxing, cardio boxing, muay thai, mma (mixed martial arts), ultimate fighting, karate, taekwondo, jiu jitsu, judo and krav maga.
How do I pick the right gloves?

The first step in picking the right gloves is always to ask your instructor. Do NOT go down to the sporting goods store and buy the gloves that look the nicest or are the cheapest. They usually are not the best gloves for you AND they will probably fall apart in a short period of time. You may have to invest a little more money at the beginning for a better pair of gloves. But it's worth it.

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