Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world today. Due to the rise in popularity of the ultimate fighting championships (UFC) mixed martial arts has become all the rage with teens and adults alike training in MMA either for fitness or for sport. One question a lot of people ask when starting their training is “what MMA gear will I need to start my training”?There are many items available in the market like MMA handwraps, boxing gloves, and many other items.
Below we will outline essential items that you will need to start your training
1. One of the most important items of kit that you will need is a mouthguard. Due to MMA being a contact sport you will take some knocks and get some bruises but one thing you don’t want is to lose some teeth. A mouth guard goes a long way in preventing this from happening.
When buying a mouth guard buy the best you can afford. This is not an area that you want to save money. There are 2 different types you can get. The first is the “mould in the mouth” type where you put the mouth guard in boiling water then put it in your mouth and it molds to the shape of your teeth.
The second is “custom molding”. With this type, you take a putty mould of your mouth then send the mould off to a dentist and they will make a mouth guard that is a perfect fit for your teeth and gums.
2. The next item might seem a bit obvious but you would be surprised at the number of people who do not wear a groin guard. There is nothing worse than taking a shot in the groin if you’ve experienced this then you will know what I mean.
3. MMA Shorts are probably the most purchased item of MMA Gear. Shorts are ideal for your training because they keep you cool when you’re hot and sweaty and they also give you freedom of movement.