MUAY THAI SHORTS
While not essential for training, wearing authentic Muay Thai shorts will make you feel and look like a proper Thai fighter.
The SMAI range of Muay Thai shorts been made with the highest quality material featuring a high cut design and flexible mesh side panels to provide maximum movement while maintaining comfort. You can also add Muay Thai armbands for a more authentic look. These armbands are traditionally worn for good luck and protection.
Hand wraps are an essential accompaniment to your training. The reason for this is two-fold: for safety and for sanitation. The tight compression of a hand wrap keeps the wrist and hand safe and secure and helps to soften the feeling of impact for the puncher and to maintain the alignment of the small bones/tendons within that area of the body. Using hand wraps in combination with gloves provides an extra layer of protection from both impacts and bacteria. Just like wearing socks with shoes, wraps help to keep your gloves smelling fresh. Just be sure to wash your wraps after every use.
MUAY THAI GLOVES
Finding the perfect glove can be difficult. In general, choosing the right glove comes down to its use and its weight. 16oz gloves are a good place to start, perfectly suited for fighting, training and bag work. However, it is recommended to have two pairs of gloves; one for sparring and one for bag and pad work. The SMAI Mexican Hybrid is the gold standard fighting glove, made with cowhide leather and featuring a layered nitrile rubber mould and higher wrist support. This glove comes in 4 weights between 10oz and 16oz, meaning you can upgrade and refine your glove preference.
If you could one have one piece of equipment when fighting and sparring it would be a mouthguard. Just in sheer value the mouthguard is worth it, its either a $6 mouth guard or the cost of replacing your teeth. Everyone from beginners to pro-level Muay Thai fighters must have a mouthguard.
There are a variety of shin guards available on the market but most don’t offer your shins and feet the level of protection required in Muay Thai. The SMAI Muay Thai Syntec Shin Insteps are a combination of protection and functionality, with the Velcro closure positioned to ensure perfect support and an easy yet accurate adjustment. We have designed these insteps to protect your entire shin while still allowing maximum mobility to make sure you can perform at your peak.