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Martial Arts Equipment for Students

Aug 14, 2008
The Martial Arts are a conglomeration of fighting forms that are codified and traditional in practice. In popular culture the term martial arts refers specifically to those forms of combat that are of Asian origins. Popular martial arts icons like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, and Jet Li have thrilled movie audiences for decades and brought more people to the combat art-form than ever before.

Beginning any form of martial arts means investing in the proper martial arts equipment that will prepare the new student to actively and effectively take part in his or her learning. Purchasing the right equipment can be a daunting task, however, since there are so many items to choose from,knowing what you will need is important. Many martial studios will have a list of items their students will need to purchase as they achieve each individual level of skill. Some equipment can be very dangerous if utilized without the proper training so parents especially will want to be wary of purchasing right away any items that are above their child's skill level. Everything the new student purchases should come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, because from uniforms to sparring gear, and weapons most of what you buy is not going to be treated gently so it's important that everything is made with quality and care and the vendor you choose is willing to back that quality up.

Martial arts centers that are just setting up or needing to restock on martial arts equipment can easily find vendors that are well stocked and knowledgeable in the forms and needs of various martial arts. Kicking shields, hand targets/ focus mitts, punching bags, medicine balls and varying workout apparel can be found in online sources, and some of the top brand names to look for in these items are: Century, Grant, Gripmaster, Macho, MotionRx, and Prime Impact.

One item that most new students will definitely need is your basic martial arts uniform. Martial arts uniforms are light and flexible; they are made for comfort and movement, and they allow the body to breath during strenuous routines. Most new students will need a traditional uniform for training, but they can also vary their uniforms by using other martial arts apparel for their private workouts.

Some martial arts centers require no more than the uniform and a mouth guard to begin training, but for the student who wishes to plan ahead or purchase equipment to use on their spare time some safe and basic items to buy would be boxing gloves, punching bags, sparring gear (i.e.-head gear, face shields, shin guards, foot, hand, and chest protectors), re-breakable boards, jump ropes, and more. The list of martial arts equipment available is extensive, but there are vendors that provide you with quality merchandise, service, and anything you will need to get started.
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