Your only constraint when it comes to purchasing Muay Thai training equipment is the size of your wallet – and the size of your gym bag. Most beginner Muay Thai practitioners can get by with very little, but once you’ve established yourself, you’ll discover that collecting Muay Thai gear is just as much fun as really performing “the art of eight limbs.”
Muay Thai classes in Singapore can be very fun. Click here to learn more about it. To begin started in Muay Thai, you’ll need the following items of equipment.
Gloves are essential because they protect both your hands and the hands of your sparring partner. Although your gym may have gloves on hand, you should purchase your own for two reasons: hygiene and familiarity. Purchase these in person if possible so that you may try them on. It’s critical that the gloves fit properly and provide adequate wrist support and padding.
- Muay Thai Shorts
Muay Thai shorts have adequate room in the thigh and groin areas to allow you to kick freely. Throw a couple of kicks when trying on a pair to evaluate if they fit properly and provide enough space to kick.
Mouthguards are a great way to keep your teeth safe. There are many other sorts of mouthpieces, but the boil-and-bite style is the best for an amateur. The most common problem with a boil-and-bite mouthguard is that it does not always fit properly, which is why elite athletes use custom-fit mouthguards.
- Ankle Wraps
Ankle wraps provide support for the ankles. They’re not the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to adding to your gym bag, but if you want extra ankle support, get a pair.
- Hand Wraps
Hand wraps protect the 27 tiny bones in your hand, as well as the soft tissue that surrounds them, from harm. Hand wraps also cast your hand, preventing movement of your fingers and wrists when punching. When purchasing hand wraps, go for a high-quality pair that will last longer and provide more protection.
During pad practice or sparring, no one wants to be sprayed with sweat. If you sweat a lot, keep a towel on your hand to wipe yourself down during rest intervals — your training partner will thank you. The majority of frequent gym-goers and martial-art students own one. You should follow suit.