Cloth Shin Guard

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Personally, I am not a fan of full contact sparring. Scoff if you will, but I have personal experience with noncontact, light contact, and full contact styles, so I’m entitled to an opinion. Noncontact is, in my opinion, just rather silly. I mean, you’re studying a martial art-what’s the point of not hitting someone? Light contact is the best of both worlds because it allows the players to (usually) walk away uninjured but with sufficient bruises to know what could have happened. For me, the main problem with full contact sparring is the pads. I always feel constricted by them, and that hampers my fighting style. However, my personal bias aside, sparring pads are perfectly indispensible in full contact martial arts. Enough types of pads subsist so that an athlete can, if he wishes, cover his entire body. Each is particularly designed to concede for greatest or most complete or best possible motion while still protecting from injury.

Starting at the top, one find the head guards. These are made of foam and resemble the helmets employed by wrestlers. A head guard covers most of the head, including the back, top, forehead and jaw. It features numerous holes and slits, which help prevent the wearer from getting overheated. Extra foam padding is placed around the ears for further and added protection. A wide elastic strap fastens from one side of the guard to the other, underneath the chin.

Moving down the body the chest guard, the greatest of the sparring pads, is next. These pads are designed to cover the entire front of the body from the collar bone to the waistline. The side are also protected, from just beneath the armpit to the waist. Chest guards are most commonly made of foam padding inside of a lasting vinyl shell. Ironically, these pads often feature what are fundamentally targets on the front and sides. In sparring, these targets are applied by an contestant to intention for the most vulnerable areas on the body. Chest guards with these targets are almost always reversible, featuring blue targets on one side and red on the other. In competitions, one contestant exhibits red while the other exhibits blue.

Forearm pads are normally made of padded cloth, even though they may also be foam. They may cover only the forearm, but a great deal of styles include a half-glove that protects the wrist and fist as well. In sparring, the forearm is one of the areas most oftentimes bruised, and these pads may make a severe divergence in the level of injury.

Shin guards may be made of either padded cloth or foam. Foam versions are strapped to the fronts of the shins with elastic bands, while padded cloth styles are slipped onto the calf like a long sock. The latter style on occasion includes a half-sock that protects top of the foot.

Finally, the groin protector is the most essential piece of padding, at least for some. It is a little known fact that female groin protectors are genuinely used, not uncommonly in a heap of circles. These pads protect women’s pelvic bones, which may be rather painful if struck. Men’s groin protectors, of course, are similar to those used in most male-dominated contact sports and are designed to protect the male genitalia.


Cloth Shin Guard

Quality Muay Thai Shin & Instep Pads. Sparring guards that protect the shin and instep. Great for training, exercise and sparring. Made of lasting foam & cloth fabric. Lightweight, elastic, & breathable. Very comfortable and machine washable. Sold in Pairs.

Available in.
Colors: White, Black, Red, or Blue
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
4Great Value
By A. Chesler
I use these shin guards for Muay Thai, and they were perfect for what I was looking for. You can still feel where your kick lands, without the pain of bone on bone. Yes, you wont get full protection, but as your kicks get stronger your own shin strength will increase as well.

You can probably drive down the street and get these at Academy for 15 bucks, but im lazy, and after Amazon Prime and no tax this was a no brainer for me. Plus, at under 20 bucks, I can get a new pair every couple of months if needed. Better than buying an expensive pair and having them stink and get destroyed.

Pulls on like a sock, very snug and comfortable. Does not slip or move during sparring. I bought an Adult Large and I am 6’1″, 190.

Sizing chart according to the manufacturer: Length should equal distance from bottom of knee to the top of the ankle:
Child 9-10″
Youth 10-11″
Small 11-12″
Medium/Large 12-13″
X-Large Longer than 13″

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
2NOT Okay for Muay Thai Sparring
By J. Thomas
My first class wearing these I was told by my instructor that they were NOT okay to wear in class during sparring. Using them for bag/pad work is fine, but as I looked around the class I realized everyone had much thicker shin pads. These are very thin and provide only MINOR protection. Some people actually wear them under their real shin pads as some extra padding during full contact sparring.

Maybe if you’re using these for MMA sparring where you need to grapple, but if it’s just Muay Thai class, you’ll want to invest in better shinpads. I’ll keep these but already bought TITLE MMA shin pads as well for $50.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Good Sparring Protection – Highly Recommended
By C. F. Hill
These Shin & Instep Sparring Guards are very good quality and offer decent protection on the covered area. I take TaeKwonDo and needed lightweight protection on my shins during the regular workouts when hitting the kick shields. These have the added benefit of being usable when sparring as well (though some schools want you to use something more along the lines of Macho Warrior Kick). Here are my observations:

+ Comfortable; the material and fit feels good, even after a full workout
+ Good Quality; materials and construction are solid
+ Well Padded; lightweight but offers good protection

Highly Recommended!

CFH

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