5 Must Have MMA Gear Items

Published: 11th November 2011
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When starting out in Mixed Martial Arts there is so many different items of MMA Gear for us to buy including MMA Shorts, MMA T Shirts and MMA Gloves. With loads of the top brands now offering massive selections of items there really is something for everyone. We are going to rundown the 8 must have items for your career in Mixed Martial Arts.

MMA Gloves

At this moment in time there is so much choice when it comes to MMA Gloves. With so many different options available including colour, various branding and designs, different types of foam padding, different wrist support and even some hybrid gloves that are a cross between traditional MMA Gloves and MMA Sparring Gloves. You can normally pick up a decent pair of MMA Gloves for around £35. The best pair for around this money is gloves by Punch Town. The build quality and leather used is amazing and they are also some of the most stylish MMA Gloves in the market. Some other top brands include Hayabusa , Venum and Bad Boy MMA.

MMA Shorts

The most important piece of MMA Gear for your training in Mixed Martial Arts is a pair of MMA Shorts. And like MMA Gloves there is so much choice online now for MMA Shorts. There really is something for everyone. You can get a wide range of MMA Shorts from completely plain shorts to the bolder for those of you that like your shorts to be more in your face. Some of the top brands include Venum, Hayabusa and Bad Boy MMA. Some of the features to look out for are side splits on the legs and stretchy under panel. These will help you keep freedom of movement when you train.

MMA Rash Guards

A must have for your training whether thatís striking, wrestling or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. An MMA Rash Guards will keep your muscles warm when training and also stop nasty mat born diseases like ring worm and staph. These 2 diseases are common in wrestling based sports where it is also warm and moist i.e. a gym. MMA Rash Guards are made from a lycra mix of material that is very stretchy. They fit very tight to the body. They come in long sleeve and also in short sleeve. They can also be worn under a BJJ GI. This helps stop some of the friction burns that you can get from the BJJ GI.

MMA T Shirts

A must have for your training in Mixed Martial Arts. They can be worn before, during or after training so you will get a lot of use out of them. MMA T Shirts are now very reasonably priced. This is due to MMA becoming so mainstream that there is lots of competition between the companies that there prices have to be competitive. Like MMA Shorts you really are spoiled for choice and it comes down to personal preference as to which MMA T Shirts to get. If you like bolder designs then Hayabus MMA or Tapout will do or if you like them a bit plainer then Venum or Jaco will suffice.

BJJ GI

If you are serious about MMA then you will train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. A BJJ GI is a must have. There is so many choices its quite easy to make a wrong choice and buy a BJJ GI thatís not very good. You can get a decent BJJ GI for around £50-£60. Look for a pearl weave. Pearl weaves are light in weight, strong and donít suffer from the shrinkage that gold weaves do. A new addition to BJJ GI is rip stop trousers. Opinions are divided on these trousers. Some prefer them because there strong and light in weight but some people find them to be "clingy" to your legs. The choice is yours.

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