MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), is one of the fastest growing sport. The main features of MMA are its exciting combination of striking and grappling techniques from standing or seated or ground positions, and combine them to form an ultimate fighting sport. Popular striking arts found in MMA including kick boxing, boxing, karate, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiujitsu, and Taekwondo. For striking, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Boxing, and Taekwondo, are regularly used. For ground techniques and close contact, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Greco Roman wrestling are probably the most prevalent techniques.
MMA can be an excellent workout, a lot of fun, and if you’re really good, it might even be a career. However, there are potential for getting hurt involved in MMA workouts.
Mixed Martial Arts is continuously evolving and so its clothing, training gear, and equipment. MMA clothing has changed and adapted to improve the athlete’s training, and competition.
Mixed Martial Arts clothing has evolved to provide the athlete the most comfortable, efficient, and clean experience possible. Clothing must be resistant against bacteria and fungus. Due to this, MMA Clothing also uses several materials that stretch in multiple directions for flexibility. Recent advances in clothing technology have also proven that the use of compression clothing provides an athlete to better muscle response, and cardiovascular/circulatory improvements allow an athlete to extend their workouts and keep them safe from injuries.
Before you begin training you should have a groin guard (for male), a mouth guard, a pair of MMA gloves, and MMA shorts. Make sure that the MMA shorts and gloves you choose to fit comfortably in training. Many people also find a rash guard helpful for a number of reasons.
You will also need gear like Thai pads, heavy bags, speed bags, punch mitts, and training dummies to help improve your power, endurance, speed, and reflexes.
Gloves. Gloves provide protection and foam to protect the knuckles and wrists. Head guard and gloves are the most important piece of MMA gear you can buy. High quality MMA gloves and good hand wrap are essential to both seasoned MMA pros and beginners just starting in the sport.
Headgear. The head gear for MMA is different from the headgear for sparring head gear for Taekwondo. Make sure you purchase headgear specifically made for mixed martial arts.
Hand wraps. Hand wraps are an essential piece of equipment to stay away from hand and wrist injuries. You will first need to wrap the fabric around both hands before setting on your MMA gloves, to give you added protection and keep your hands and fingers safe from injury.
Mouthpiece: No fighter should ever get into the ring or octagon without a mouthpiece. In terms of protective gear, it is important for you to wear a mouthpiece.
Groin Protection: This is very important for the men who are getting into the ring or octagon. You can pickup this up your local sports store.
MMA Shorts: Make sure you choose the shorts that made for Mixed Martial Arts. Buy the high quality shorts that have an extra grip in the groin and inside leg area in order to cinch in those submissions and arm bars.
Rash guard or MMA Shirt: Rash guards style shirts are better for training since they keep the sweat away from the skin of the fighter, and manage the sweat you will produce while training unlike a typical shirt made of cotton. Putting on these clothes will help to give you breathing room and give you the ability to move easily when kicking or punching. Don’t wear a sweat pant or a loose-fitting t-shirt, or that are too tight.
It is best to buy the higher quality equipment at first. MMA has its own specific equipment for effectiveness and safety. The main purpose of MMA gear and equipment is to provide safety for the fighter who is training. Whether you are professional or beginner, it’s important to choose MMA gear, clothing, and equipment that made by utilizing finest quality raw material and latest technology. The clothing should provide a perfect fit, great quality, ease of movement, and best materials. The kind of fight gear you wear is important and will help to protect you while training or sparring with other fighters. And the training gear should be tested by the professionals so as to ensure these are capable of supporting the athletes during the most strenuous practice sessions and tournaments.