Which Shin Guard Is Right For Muay Thai, MMA & More!
Choose the right shin guards for your fight sport!
Shin guards are essential to your training partner and your protection during sparring and training drills.
It's important to understand that shin guards aren't built the same and provide the user with different features to suit specific combat sports.
Whether you train Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, Karate, Taekwondo, or another sport involving kicking in sparring, our team will run through our range of shin guards and explain which sport they are suitable for!
Elasticised Shin Guards are the perfect choice for beginners and those looking on a budget for a pair of light contact and sparring shin guards involving a Gi/Kimono such as Karate or Taekwondo.
They come in multiple sizes and are designed to easily slip on and off, breathable, and almost weightless.
The Urban Cotton Slip-on shin guards are minimalistic and carry thin, foam padding over the bulk of the foot and shin.
We wouldn't recommend these shin guards for heavier or harder sparring combat sports such as Muay Thai and Kickboxing.
The Urban MMA Shin Guards are a significant step up in minimalistic protection.
The Urban MMA Shin Guards carry a great amount of padding over the vital areas of the shin and foot without the restriction in movement.
These shin guards are perfectly suited for MMA sparring where striking and grappling are expected during sparring.
This shin guard is suitable for almost all other sports, we may recommend other shin guards if you require additional protection over the leg and foot.
The Urban Muay Thai Shin Guards are the big brother of the Urban MMA Shin Guards.
These shin guards have a larger foot guard to the above to provide better protection for the bulk of their foot and ankle.
We recommend this shin guard to those who find themselves injuring their foot regularly.
We may recommend other shin guards if you need more protection over the entire leg.
The Punch AAA Shin Guards are the first traditional Muay Thai shin guard built for serious protection over the whole leg and foot.
These shin guards while bulkier than the previous are still very lightweight and won't weigh you down during sparring.
We highly recommend this shin guard for beginner to professional Muay Thai students.
We wouldn't recommend this shin guard to those using shin guards for Gi sports such as karate or taekwondo.
We've saved the best for last!
The Precision Black Diamond Shin Guards are purpose-built for Muay Thai and heavy sparring.
They provide additional features over the Punch AAA Shin Guards, such as pull-back hook and loop straps, premium padding over the shin, and foot and better materials throughout.
If you require the best quality shin guards for heavy sparring, these are the shin guards for you!
We wouldn't recommend these shin guards to traditional Gi-type sports as they may restrict your movement.
We hope this has helped you understand which shin guard is right for your sport of choice.
While there are usually no wrong answers, there are better choices for your sparring needs.
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