The essential equipment to do muay thai
Do you want to practice muay thai? This expressive and impressive sport, halfway between military practice and martial art, forges often athletic physical abilities for a boxer.
What footwork! Thai boxing would be the most violent boxing.
Military sport imposed by the kings of Thailand since ancient times, Muay Thai is practiced today by more than 200,000 people in the land of smiles. In addition, this type of boxing is so complete that it is currently practiced in most of the developed countries of the world.
To learn self defense, there is nothing better than a physical preparation in Thai boxing. The equipment muay thai has its essential elements.
First of all, there are the Thai boxing gloves. They are essential, just like the saw for a carpenter. In the past, boxers struck with their hands, but gloves have been mandatory in Muay Thai since the 1920s to limit the risk of injury. Therefore, Thailand has followed the same process of evolution and regulation as boxing in England and France.
A novelty in this type of boxing is the use of cup, elbow pads and anklets. Do not forget that in Muay Thai, knees and elbows are allowed, which is why it is said that “all blows are allowed” (or almost). They are especially sharp and fragile bones, which must be protected with padded material that can be adjusted according to your size.
To choose your equipment (gloves, mouth guards, boxing helmet, elbow pads, chest protector, shorts, shell, knee and shin guards), several criteria must be taken into account :
What price are we willing to pay?
What material absorbs shock (polyester, black PU, leather, plastic, etc.)?
Which accessory offers more comfort?
How long can my equipment last for me?