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February 28, 2022 7 min read

Muay Thai Equipment: What You Need To Get Started

If you're looking to get into the world of Muay Thai, then you're going to need some proper equipment. Not only will this make your training sessions more comfortable and enjoyable, but it will also help keep you safe. In this blog post, we'll take a look at what you need to get started in Muay Thai. We'll discuss everything from Muay Thai shorts to gum shields so you can be sure that you have everything you need before hitting the gym. Let's get started!

What to Look For When Purchasing Muay Thai Equipment

When first starting your Muay Thai training, picking out the right equipment can be a daunting task. There are so many different options out there and it's hard to know what to look for in all of them. Here are some tips on how to choose the right Muay Thai gear for you:


Think about your level of experience and skill

If you're a beginner, then you'll want to stick with basic Muay Thai equipment that you will need to simply do bag and pad work. For example, gloves, Muay Thai shorts and a T-shirt. However, if you are ready to spar or compete, you will need to invest in more protective gear such as shin guards and a gum shield.

Choose the right size

This is very important, especially when it comes to Muay Thai gloves and shin guards. If they are too small, they will not be effective in protecting you. If they are too large, they will not be comfortable for you to wear. Use a measuring tape to measure your legs so that you can choose the right size for you. When it comes to Muay Thai gloves it’s not as simple. The correct size/weight for Muay Thai gloves would come down to a boxer's hand size weight and what they are using the gloves for. When you start adding sparring into the mix, we advise 16oz to 18oz gloves. This is a rough guide as different gloves do have very different fits. If you are simply hitting pads then a pair of 10oz should do the job.

Try different brands

There are many different price points available across many different brands so it's important to think about what equipment you can afford before purchasing. We all have our own favourite brand but it is always exciting to experiment with other brands! This way you can find the perfect fit for your body type.

The Importance of Quality Equipment

When training Muay Thai it is crucial you don't compromise on quality! When it comes to gloves and shin guards, never buy the cheap option. Cheap quality Muay Thai equipment can be dangerous and you might end up with injuries that prevent your progression in this beautiful sport. Additionally, high-quality Muay Thai equipment will last you much longer than the knock offs that are flooding the market.


The Different Type of Equipment Available

We will cover all of the equipment you must have when first starting out in Muay Thai. There are many different types of equipment that you need to learn about when training in Muay Thai but if you focus on the following items you will be ready to get in the gym; start training both safely and comfortably!

Muay Thai Shorts

Wearing the right gear is important when training Muay Thai. It’s crucial to make sure your shorts fit well, but also have some flexibility so they don't restrict movement or bunch upon impact during practice sessions.

Find your favourite Muay Thai shorts at fight co! We have lightweight, snug and stylish designs from some of the most popular brands across the world.

The best part about Muay Thai shorts is that you can express your personality and creativity with such a wide range available! It's time to get serious about your martial arts goals. There's nothing worse than turning up to training in football shorts... you need a plan and the right equipment for success, so don't forget those Muay Thai shorts!

T-shirts or vests

A quality, breathable T-shirt or vest is perfect for keeping you cool during intense Muay Thai training sessions. They are also great for absorbing sweat so you don't feel weighed down and uncomfortable.

The right t-shirt or vest will also show your dedication to the sport and make you feel more like a part of the Muay Thai community. If you are a woman find a comfortable sports bra that supports you properly!

Muay Thai gloves

A quality pair of Muay Thai gloves should be on the top of everyone's list as hand injuries are very common in all combat sports.

When you start hitting the punch bags, training with Muay Thai Pads or begin sparring sessions with a partner; it is essential that your hands are protected.

The best way of doing this involves wearing reliable gloves in order to keep bones and tendons safe from injuries that could end up being career-ending if not treated quickly enough!

Our lightweight, flexible gloves help you punch with more power but more importantly also offer protection for the delicate parts of your hands.

Hand wraps

Hand wraps will protect your hand's 27 tiny bones along with the delicate soft tissue surrounding them.

When you punch with the wrapped hands, it protects not only your bones but also all of that soft tissue. A good quality pair will last longer and provide better protection.

Learn how to wrap your hands properly otherwise they are not as effective!

Muay Thai shin guards

Before you can start training for competition, it’s absolutely necessary that your trainer adds some sparring into the mix. When he does, invest in quality protective gear like Muay Thai shin guards!

Shin guards are a must for any player who wants to avoid getting hurt. They add an extra layer of protection on top of your foot, shins and instep which can save you from many different injuries.

You can get away without wearing shin guards during your first class, but you will eventually need them in order to safely spar and drill. Grab a pair today so you can start feeling confident about sparring!

Ankle supports

First of all, ankle supports look cool but that’s not the only reason why you should invest in a pair of ankle supports. These will help you prevent any injuries while training Muay Thai at home or in the gym.

They also provide extra support and protection during sparring sessions. If you are a beginner, ankle supports can make all the difference and could prevent an injury that would sideline you for weeks.

Groin guard

Ever got a kick between the legs?  Then you probably know the feeling of excruciating pain that follows.

A groin guard will not only protect your family jewels but also prevent any other injuries that could be caused by an opponent’s foot or knee during sparring sessions.

They come in different shapes and sizes to suit every man's needs! Don't make the same mistake I did… waiting until you get a swift kick before investing in a pair!

Gum shields

Last but not least, your teeth are an important part of your body that you need to protect. I don't care what anyone says losing a tooth or two will affect your ability to smile and that defeats the whole point of training Muay Thai.

A good quality gum shield will fit perfectly, offering all-around protection for your teeth, lips and gums. It's a small investment that can save you from a lot of pain and dental bills.

Make sure to mould them properly to your teeth before using them in training.

Where to Find the Best Deals on Muay Thai Equipment

Now that you know what equipment you need, it's time to start looking through our range of thousands of products to find the best deals on Muay Thai gear.

We have all of the top brands and products at the lowest possible prices, so why bother wasting hours searching online when you can find everything here?

We understand that not everyone has the same preference when it comes to Muay Thai boxing gloves, which is why we offer such a large range.

All of our products are available in different sizes/weights so they're suitable for training or competing with various needs! Each product on this website was handpicked by experts, there isn't another site better qualified than Fight Co.


How to Take Care of Your Equipment

Now you know exactly what you need to take your Muay Thai to the next level, you need to know how to take care of your equipment. This will result in your items lasting longer (and smelling better)

  • Invest in a quality gym bag by storing and transporting them correctly when travelling for a training session or competition, this will ensure they stay in top condition.
  • Making sure to air dry your Muay Thai equipment is also important as it will prevent them from growing mould or bacteria.
  • Finally, make sure you purchase a good quality cleaning kit to clean and disinfect your gear after each use - this will also help them last longer!

If you take care of your equipment, it will take care of you! Don't forget to take care of yourself, by using oil you will help your muscles recover and prevent injury! Oil is a light, quickly absorbed oil that has been specifically designed for Muay Thai enthusiasts.

Final Thoughts

Muay Thai equipment is more than essential, it's a way to express your passion for Muay Thai! Good Muay Thai equipment will not only help create memories of all your training sessions but also make you a better fighter.

If you are looking for the best range of Muay Thai equipment in the UK, look no further than Fight Co. Our extensive selection will help you find everything you need to train like a champion. Whether you are just starting out or have been practising for years, we have the perfect gear for you. Take advantage of our low prices and free shipping today!


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