New to Training? Start Here…
Congratulations on deciding to start training in Martial Arts. If you’re starting a boxing journey, you’re probably wondering what gloves and equipment are best for you. Here are some tips to get you started.
Glove size can be a personal preference but it can depend on your size, level and training purpose. If you have small hands and are just hitting bags, a 10oz or 12oz glove is probably good to get you started. Young kids around age 7-8 can get away with a 6oz or 8oz glove and then go to a 10oz or 12oz. For adults over 150lbs I’d suggest a minimum or a 12oz glove and up to an 18oz glove for the big guys who want to practice holding up a heavier glove. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to wear a lighter glove and then spar with a heavier one. Of course, this only matters if you’re sparring. A heavier glove will give you a better shoulder workout if you're hitting the bags.
Some gloves are made for hitting bags, some for sparring and “training” gloves are typically for both. It’s best to have two different gloves, one for bagwork and one for sparring. Sparring gloves should be in good condition and not beat up from bagwork so they protect your sparring partner. It’s a good idea to get a better glove for sparring if you can afford one. You do get what you pay for and your sparring partner will appreciate it. Cheaper final gloves will not last long with heavy use. A good PU leather glove can hold up well like our Silver Bullet Gloves, and leather usually holds up real well. For a decent mid range leather glove, try our LevelTen™ Gloves. Usually a glove over $50 or so will be built to last longer than a $30 vinyl one. For the serious boxer, check out the T3 Hayabusa Gloves which are made to take a beating...
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