Close-fitting lycra shorts permit freedom of movement and avoid snagging.
Strikes to the groin are prohibited but accidental strikes with the knee or leg are not uncommon.
A moulded plastic groin guard worn beneath the shorts is essential.
Although strikes to the head are prohibited in the heat of battle some accidental blows to the face with arms or legs are quite possible.
Wearing of a mouth guard (gumshield) prevents the teeth from causing cuts to the inside of the mouth and is essintial.
The gloves are designed to enable limbs to be grasped and holds to be applied while protecting the knuckles when punches are thrown. The gloves also minimise the bruising of the opponent's body.
Close fitting Lycra T shirt