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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 01:09 AM
Life B Ez
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Well, first off don't buy hybrid gloves. They suck, they don't offer enough padding to spar hard, gnp ir kick boxing and they don't really give any support for bag work.

I would buy a pair of Mma training gloves, fairtex offers great ones, they are great for hard sparring. Then I would buy a pair of good 14 or 16 oz boxing gloves for stand up. Avoid Walmart brands or things sold in sporting goods stores(everlast, tapout, Ufc etc) the gear is crap. You can find way better quality for the same price online easily. Try cageside, a very good website with quality gear and great prices. Trust me that is way better than hybrid gloves. It will cost more but you'll be much happier.

Shin guards I would recommend the hayabusa pro instep guard, they are the ones I wear and I've trained with quite a few pros that wear them as well. Never shift or move standing or ground work. If they are a little out of your price range I would opt for the combat sport ones, they are called the Mma training guards or something like that a very good option as well.

I don't know any sites for training logs or anything sorry, I would recommend an Mma gym near you.

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