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Recommend me a glove for Krav Maga

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2009/07/17 16:10:41 (permalink)

Recommend me a glove for Krav Maga

For any of you who practice Krav Maga, you will know that although gloves aren't essential, it is preferable to have some wrist support and knuckle padding for some of the all out bag attacks which are often part of the training plus the sparring.  I currently wear undergloves, but to be honest that's not there purpose and I can see them breaking after a short time.

the gloves need to allow you to grab and grapple whilst not being so padded that they prevent you doing choke holds and the like in the practice drills.

To me, this kind of rules out most MMA gloves (bulky padding) although I have seen a nice pair of Fairtex that don't look to bulky.

http://www.fairtex.com/product_info.php?info=p134_Ultimate-NHB-Gloves-Thumbless.html

Or would you go for something like this.

http://www.paragonmartialarts.co.uk/acatalog/info_adibgs03.html



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    Re:Recommend me a glove for Krav Maga 2009/07/17 16:13:56 (permalink)
    MMA gloves are designed so you can grapple, choke and strike!

    If they are good enough for the worlds best MMA fighters during full MMA sparring surely they are good enough for a Krav class?
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    Re:Recommend me a glove for Krav Maga 2009/07/17 16:20:47 (permalink)
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    MMA gloves are designed so you can grapple, choke and strike!

    If they are good enough for the worlds best MMA fighters during full MMA sparring surely they are good enough for a Krav class?


    You are absolutely correct of course.  I don't think I explained the limitations correctly.

    Krav Maga is primarily self defence so in order for you to practice the drills, you need an attacker and a defender.

    If I am the attacker and I am performing a 2 handed choke for example, I wouldn't want the padding to make the experience 'unrealistic' for the defender.  We tend to go quite hard in Krav to simulate the real situation as much as possible and I wouldn't want to give the defender an easy time.

    I therefore want a glove that is padded enough to protect but thin enough as not to remove the realism.


    The more I think about it, the choice of Fairtex glove may well be a good one.

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    Re:Recommend me a glove for Krav Maga 2009/07/17 17:12:02 (permalink)
    The second gloves look a little brittle to me.
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