Protective Gear

Protective Gear

In contact competition, all Pammachoi will be required to wear open finger padded knuckle gloves,  headgear  (chin protection for kids), shin pads and groin protector (for boys).  When any sparring drill is engaged and striking is involved, students must wear headgear, mouthpieces and groin protectors. Where kicking is involved in any drill, all participating students must wear shin protectors.  Any drill that involves punches, those that are punching must wear the padded gloves.

Students utilize a separate and thinner pair of gloves for striking bags and pads.  This will help them to hold a proper fist in a real circumstances, while at the same time providing knuckle protection.  This protection will ensure that the practitioners knuckles don’t suffer problems while growing, in the case of youth, while at the same time not offering a false sense of security in the aforementioned padded knuckle gloves. 

Specific gear and vendor recommendations are included below:

*Note that “synthetic leather” alternatives for protective gear provide a lower price point of entry for Hellenic Pammachon Alliance  Affiliated students. This alternative may also be desirable where sizes need to be frequently updated due to a young Pammachos' growth.  However, “leather” always presents the best option in terms of longevity of the equipment.

I . Headgear

A.   Synthetic Leather ( youth 7 - 17)

1.     Go to  http://www.revgear.com/

2.     Click on the “KIDS” button

3.     Select “Gear

4.     Click on the “Youth Combat Series Headgear” selection

a.     Appropriate sizes available

b.    Item#” should read “529001

B.   Leather (youth & adult)

1.     Go to  http://www.revgear.com/

2.     Click on the “BRANDS” button

3.     Select “Revgear

4.     Click on the “Headgear” selection

5.     Click on the “Headgear with Cheek and Chin Protection” selection

a.     Appropriate sizes available

b.    Item#” should read “529002

       C.   Bayflex (youth & adult - one size fits all)  **Preferred

1.     Go to  http://www.fighters-inc.com/

2.     Click on the “TopTen” logo on the bottom of the page

3.     Click on the “181-240” button at the bottom

4.     Click on the “Head Guard Training

II. Sparring/Competition/Bag Gloves


A.   Leather (youth and adult)

1.     Go to  http://www.revgear.com/

2.     Click on the “GEAR” button

3.     Select “MMA Gloves

4.     Click on the “239004” selection

a.     Appropriate sizes available

 

III. Sparring/Competition Shin Guards

A.   Synthetic Leather (youth)

1.     Go to  http://www.revgear.com/

2.     Click on the “KIDS” button

3.     Select “Gear

4.     Click on the “Revgear Youth Shin Guard” selection

a.     Appropriate sizes available

b.    Item#” should read “829003

B.   Leather (youth & adult)

1.     Go to  http://www.revgear.com/

2.     Click on the “GEAR” button

3.     Select “Shin Guards

4.     Click on the “Grappling Shinguard - Freestyle” selection

a.     Appropriate sizes available

b.    “Item#” should read “839003”