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What Gear Do I Need for Dutch Kickboxing?

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For those that read our previous article titled “What is Dutch Kickboxing?” you may be curious about what gear you will need to acquire before starting. Here is everything you need in order to begin learning the art of Dutch Kickboxing. 

16oz Gloves: 

Gloves are meant for protecting your hands and your partner. Check out the pro shop by the front desk to get a view of our glove selection. We offer some of the best gloves in the market for Kickboxing, or any other striking arts found at The Arena. Windy and Fairtex, both of which can be found at the front desk, are excellent options for Kickboxing gloves. 

Shin Guards: 

Shin Guards are meant to protect the wearer and partner from bone on bone contact during drills and sparring. Our Dutch Kickboxing classes drill almost entirely with a partner and it is very important that we keep our partner’s wellbeing in mind. Pick up a pair of shin guards before you start your first kickboxing class. The Arena sells a great pair of Combat Sports shin guards at the pro shop that work for all of our striking classes. 

Mouth Guard: 

Mouth guards are essential for any sparring session. Shock Doctor makes an excellent boil-and-bite mouth guard, which can be found in The Arena’s pro shop. If you would like to spend a little extra money on safeguarding your teeth, you can always opt for a custom mouth guard from your dentist’s office. 

Groin Protection: 

In order to start sparring, you’re going to want a good groin protector. When selecting a cup, you want to make sure that your cup gives you freedom of movement while still offering complete protection from low blows. 

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