Shin Pads or Shin Guards

Posted by nabeelshaukat on February 5th, 2012

Shin pad is one of the most important accessories you must have while you are training or fighting with your partner or trainer. Whether it is kickboxing, Muay Thai, or any mixed martial arts, shin pad is equally important for your leg protection. Any severe injury to your leg can cause you unfit for martial arts forever.

Your opponent never leaves a single opportunity to strike heavy kicks on you or to knock you out. Unprotected shins may give him an opportunity to knock you out or in some cases injure you. Other than this, unprotected shins mostly leave a fear in your mind for the opponent’s kicks and you cannot focus on fight and you take a defensive position instead of attacking position. There are several things you must keep in mind while buying shin pads or shin guards. Most important thing is your move. Make sure that the shin pad lets you move around easily. Hurdles in your move may cause you lose the fight. Shin pad should let you move anywhere easily without any irritation. Make sure that the shin pad has re-enforced spine running down its front and it should be solid to save you from opponent’s kicks. If you have tried, and satisfied, with a brand then don’t change it. Stick to one you are comfortable with. Specially don’t experience new brands in your fight. Use one which you have been using and are satisfied.

There are several good manufacturers of solid and cheap shin pads like Raja, Windy. Google the term shin pads or shin guard suppliers and you should come across several good suppliers. Preferably you should purchase it from online web shops which offer free shipping and normally at lower rates. Sometimes online shops offer different deals which give you a full package of accessories with good discounts. So, you have several good options to buy your shin pads and other gears. Always prefer quality, don’t go on price. First preference should always be good quality as this is one of the toughest sports of the world and low quality accessories may not only contribute in losing the fight but may also sternly injure you.

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