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Today we’ll discuss three of the most taken part in sports, combat sports. While RDX Sports has created gear for several combat sports like boxing, MMA, Taekwondo, Muay-Thai for almost a decade, we have started living the sports as well. The fights, events, trash-talk and contests are what we always look forward to when we are anticipating a fight. For example, the biggest crossover fight is taking place on 26th of August, between the current UFC superstar, Conor McGregor and Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Everyone, and we mean literally everyone who loves any sports knows about it. This is one of the reasons why many of you have already researched on your closest gyms. To begin your own journey in combat sports. If you don’t know the basics, you won’t get too far. This is why RDX Sports has come to the rescue of many of you. Here is what you need to know about the most famous combat sports in the world.

Boxing

Defining boxing: it a combination of different punches. You’re able to use your arms and hands, no legs and you cannot grab the opponent. You rely on your footwork for speed and your hands for strength. This means your entire focus is on your hands.

A boxing round lasts for approximately 3 minutes and there are usually 6-12 rounds in a boxing fight. The boxer with the most points wins if one of the participants hasn’t been knocked out first.

Boxing Gloves

Boxing Gloves are of 4 types. Bag gloves, Sparring Gloves, Training boxing gloves and professional boxing gloves.

Bag gloves are punch intended and they are heavily padded to train in, they allow maximum shock reduction and their weight varies from 10 oz. to 12 oz.

Sparring Gloves are made for a sparring session. They are made to handle a 15-20 minute rounds per week. They are also well padded and well cushioned. The ideal weight for a sparring glove is 16 oz. but they also come in 14 oz., 16 oz. and 18 oz.

Training Boxing Gloves are the finest gloves by RDX Sports. They are well known for their excellent padding and durability. They have a balanced weight distribution from knuckles to the wrist and provide comfort and shock absorption.

Professional boxing gloves are smaller than training gloves and come in sizes 8 oz. 10 oz. depending on their weight class. They are supposed to absorb shock and blows to keep your hands safe.

MMA

Mixed martial arts or MMA encompasses all kinds of fight techniques, including arms and hand strikes and leg kicks. It involves certain aspects of wrestling as well, for example, takedowns, ground control that comes from wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submissions which come from Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well.

MMA fight rounds have 3 rounds with 5 minutes each. In some of the amateur fights, it is toned down to 3 minutes. The similarity here is the way a fighter wins, through points, knockouts or through submissions.

MMA Gloves

MMA gloves are lighter and more flexible than a boxing glove. They have exposed fingers to help with takedowns and submission. These gloves are of 4 oz. and available in two types:

MMA Sparring Gloves and MMA Training gloves. You can always use boxing gloves for training and sparring in MMA, but buy sparring and training gloves if you have to practice submission and takedowns.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is called the ‘Art of 8 Limbs’ because it involves combinations of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. It makes the fighter utilize his full potential. One of the key techniques is called the ‘Muay Thai Clinch’, where the fighter is allowed to clinch his opponent using his knees and arms.

A Muay-Thai fight has 5 rounds with 3 minutes each. There is no additional round.

Muay Thai Gloves

Muay Thai gloves are more flexible than a boxing glove, but you can always use boxing gloves for Muay-Thai. In some gloves, the thumb is attached in a slightly different position to allow more movement. RDX Sports creates the finest Muay Thai gloves with excellent padding and comfort. They are available in 4 oz. 6 oz. 8 oz. 10 oz. 12 oz. 14 oz. and 16 oz. sizes with the high-quality leather material used.

Other Gear Used:

Head Gear

Head guard is mostly used in boxing training. It protects your head from hits and blows and prevents you from serious brain damage. Head guards are also used in amateur boxing fights. For MMA and Muay-Thai, head guard or head protector is needed like anything. Their training and practice require you to have a good quality head guard so you are protected from the smallest of scratches to a full injury to your eyes, ears, and head. It should be well padded, but it also shouldn’t block your view from any perspective.

Groin Guard

Good quality groin guards are available in many different materials. They are very important to protect your vitals from getting hurt. Best quality groin guards are comfortable, hence ease of movement and they come in plastic, metal and fabric materials.

Hand Wraps

Hand wraps have been around in combat sports for ages. They come in a slightly elastic material to adjust themselves comfortably in your fingers and to protect those 27 bones from getting crushed. They are a must have to be worn inside the gloves.

Mouth Guard

Mouth guards protect your pearly whites and your mouth. RDX Sports has the finest mouth guards that come with a protective box that prevents bacterial infection. They are made from a boil and bite technology that makes it easier for you to fit it inside your mouth according to your teeth structure.

Abdomen Guard

Abdomen guards are used in boxing. They prevent hits from hurting your lower abdomen and side areas. Boxers wear it under the shorts.

Everyone is a fan of some sport at some point in his or her life. It adds a sense of belonging to you and makes you feel happy, excited and alive. There are billions of players in this world, all living for the anticipation of winning and the thrill. It changes your life for the better. You become better, you feel better and you live better.

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