I use my fight gloves for training and everything. Like I use mine on my heavy bag (if you hurt yourself hitting a HB, you're going to hurt yourself punching a person weighing even more). The only problem I've ever had doing this is that my knuckles got a little scrapped up at first, but they callas over really quick. I use them for sparring too (half contact) and they work just fine. I have a pair of everlasts with Japanese katakana on the front, ran me twenty bucks.