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MMA gloves: Secure hands and face of opponent

MMA glove is a necessary for fights as it helps to safeguard the hand of fighter and face of opponent.
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (pr4links.com) 25/04/2011
MMA fights include more risk to hand than any other organ of body. According to survey, approximately one-third of boxing injuries are involved in hands. To secure the hands from injuries, boxing gloves comes with a combination of hand wraps. This helps the fighter to prevent his hand, thumb and wrist from getting injury. High quality of MMA gloves is useful to stabilize hand and wrist area. This reduces the risk of hand injury during impact training. There are two types of gloves available in the market namely:

• Bag gloves: These are used in training period for hitting the heavy bag and pad work. A weight ranges from 12 to 16 ounces. The 16 ounces gloves are preferred for men with normal build while 10-14 ounces gloves are best suitable for men with smaller build, and women.

• Fight gloves: The name itself specifies that these gloves are used for competition in professionals and amateur bouts. Generally, its weight is 8 or 10 ounces.

While buying a pair, various things are considered in mind like weight, brand, color, material used, technology, usage, size, and quality control measures. A fighter can check different variation of colors and patterns. Red, blue, and black are considered common colors that are in demand. The outer layer of gloves consists of material like leather, vinyl and nylon while inner layer is made up of horse hair, or cotton wadding. It is based on the gel and air-cell technology. This technology helps to protect small and fragile hands and protects the opponent from serious fatal injuries.

Importantly, these MMA gloves require good care which can help them to last for longer time. Some of tips are mentioned below:

• A player or fighter should never take off his gloves and drop them down on ground. This can cause scratches or splits while hitting the surface. This is not good for fights as it can cause abrasions on opponents face.
• A fighter must spray special deodorant to keep his gloves free from bacteria that cause bad smells.
• Make sure that player keep it in the air after training process. Avoid putting in direct sunlight.
• Storage place must be relatively cool, and shaded.

Athelstan Smith writes for Bushido, a supplier of mixed martial arts products, such as Adidas Taekwondo Products and Adidas Taekwondo Gear. To learn more about Bushido, visit http://www.bushido.ca


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