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What Kit For Muay Thai?

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2011/03/13 00:34:36 (permalink)

What Kit For Muay Thai?

Hi all,

After deciding to sidestep from boxing into a different combat sport/art i've finally made the informed decision to go with Muay Thai Boxing. I made the decision based on the fact that i'd have a good head start because of my experience in boxing. I've chosen the Portsmouth Thai Boxing club, Sitnarong camp which is a direct affiliate with the Sitnarong Camp well known in Stockport ran by Master Sken.

I know there a few of you on here that train in Muay Thai and just wanted to ask a pretty basic question. Seems like you need a lot of kit for it, from what i've read. Since i left boxing for bodybuilding/powerlifting 2 or 3 years ago all my old kit is out of shape and has long since gone to the Boxing Heaven. Now i just in the process of moving house  and can cover the signing up fee, the annual licence fee and purchase of the shorts (in Sitnarongs colours), vest,ankle wraps and arm band after the move, april 2nd but wont be able to get the rest of my kit together till April 21st.
Im guessing the same as with boxing i can use club kit for that first month, Matt Scott the instructor there says its fine to train without it all first off, and that again as with boxing, all that matters is getting int ehre and getting stuck in..but then after that when i purchase my own what should i be looking to go for?

Im told a pair of 8-10oz gloves for actual competition and sparring, a pair of gloves for pad/bag work of 12-14oz, obligatory hand wraps and gum shield.

How long before you all actually started purchasing your OWN kit for muay thai?? I'd like to get my own purely for the sake of being able to ensure its looked after by me and will be worn in to fit me and me alone. But again because of the house move cant finance it till i dont have the extra outgoings moving entails..so, end of april.
Anyone reccomend me some kit? Bearing in mind i'll be training for a month before i purchase it. Any reputable brands you'd reccomend?? Twins and fairtex im told are pretty good. Any and as much advice as you can give will be much appreciated guys, and thats stands for the kit questions and about muay thai in general (links, tips etc)

All the best,

Morti.


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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/13 11:18:31 (permalink)
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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/13 14:56:07 (permalink)
    Youve picked a good club, Ive met a few lads from there and they were sound.

    As for kit, to keep it really simple;

    Sparring gloves: Bodyweight <70kg, 14oz; >70.1, 16oz.
    This is a general rule of thumb but Id say get 16oz either way.

    Shorts: although if youre tight for funds, just wear some shorts that give you freedom to throw kicks comfortably. Make sure they dont have any zips, buttons, rough surfaces, so even something like football or basketball shorts will do.

    Gum shield and groin guard: No explanation needed.

    Thats it.

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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/14 13:34:24 (permalink)
    I bought my kit fairly quick as I didn't like using stinky sweaty equipment worn by hundreds of people.

    IMO you need to add shin guards to the list.

    £45 should get you a good pair of Twins, Fairtex etc.

    Ask your new club if they have a club shop as you can usually get some good deals.

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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/15 20:24:08 (permalink)
    Yeah get your own Kit asap because last thing you need is borrowing dirty kit.
     
     

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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/16 09:30:24 (permalink)
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    Yeah get your own Kit asap because last thing you need is borrowing dirty kit.



     
    Deffo! If you have any cuts on your hands you can get some minging diseases from old sweaty gloves.
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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/17 21:07:24 (permalink)
    Took everyones advice and ordered my own kit. Two pairs of gloves...Twins Pro gloves in black, 16oz, for bag work, pad work, sparring etc etc and also ordered some Twins Lumpinee gloves in blue for competing at a later date, though these are obviously lighter.New gumshield, 2 sets of handwraps. Ordered the club shorts, vest , ankle wraps and band as well...good to go.
     
    One thing that did worry me was a comment made by one guy on the martial arts planet forum...one guy said to avoid Master Skens and any of his affiliate instructors...Portsmouth Thai Boxing's Kru is one of Skens affiliates. Should i be worried about this?
    If it is cause for concern i may end up at South Coast Submissions MMA club, though i REALLY am not interested in grappling and groundwork. Hopefully this blokes wrong about Portsmouth Thai.
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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/17 23:23:38 (permalink)
    Return the lumpinee gloves, you can only use the gloves provided by the event organiser and exchange them for a groin guard and some sin pads. You also dont need bag gloves, best thing is to just build up some shoulder endurance wearing 16oz. I wear my 16's for pads and sparring, has lasted me for ages.
     
    Apart from that, youre set.

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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/18 08:34:34 (permalink)
    Mortimer

    Took everyones advice and ordered my own kit. Two pairs of gloves...Twins Pro gloves in black, 16oz, for bag work, pad work, sparring etc etc and also ordered some Twins Lumpinee gloves in blue for competing at a later date, though these are obviously lighter.New gumshield, 2 sets of handwraps. Ordered the club shorts, vest , ankle wraps and band as well...good to go.

    One thing that did worry me was a comment made by one guy on the martial arts planet forum...one guy said to avoid Master Skens and any of his affiliate instructors...Portsmouth Thai Boxing's Kru is one of Skens affiliates. Should i be worried about this?
    If it is cause for concern i may end up at South Coast Submissions MMA club, though i REALLY am not interested in grappling and groundwork. Hopefully this blokes wrong about Portsmouth Thai.

    I've not heard bad things about the Portsmouth gym, though I have heard a lot of good things about South Coast Submissions.  Just IMO but a sign of a gym with reasonable teaching is one that has a good set of fighters who regularly enter competitions.
    How close to Southampton are you.  I attend Ocean Gym (Lumpini) the coaching their is excellent.

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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/21 13:48:07 (permalink)
    Mortimer

    Took everyones advice and ordered my own kit. Two pairs of gloves...Twins Pro gloves in black, 16oz, for bag work, pad work, sparring etc etc and also ordered some Twins Lumpinee gloves in blue for competing at a later date, though these are obviously lighter.New gumshield, 2 sets of handwraps. Ordered the club shorts, vest , ankle wraps and band as well...good to go.

    One thing that did worry me was a comment made by one guy on the martial arts planet forum...one guy said to avoid Master Skens and any of his affiliate instructors...Portsmouth Thai Boxing's Kru is one of Skens affiliates. Should i be worried about this?
    If it is cause for concern i may end up at South Coast Submissions MMA club, though i REALLY am not interested in grappling and groundwork. Hopefully this blokes wrong about Portsmouth Thai.

     
    I'm afraid I would agree with this apart from one exception, Darren Phillips of GFC Muay Thai Bury.
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    Re:What Kit For Muay Thai? 2011/03/22 12:39:12 (permalink)
    Best place for Muay Thai advice is www.axkickboxing.com , end of.
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