Muay Thai is a sport that has been gaining in popularity in recent years. It is a form of kickboxing that uses both stand-up striking and clinch fighting. If you are thinking about taking up Muay Thai, there is some equipment that you will need in order to get started. In this blog post, we will give you a rundown of the essential Muay Thai equipment that you need to get started.

Muay Thai Gloves

One of the most important pieces of Muay Thai equipment is a good pair of gloves. Gloves are important because they protect your hands from injury when you are striking your opponent. They also help to absorb some of the impact from your opponent’s strikes. When choosing a pair of gloves, make sure that they fit snugly but are not too tight. You should be able to make a fist while wearing them. Muay Thai adult gloves are between 10 oz to 16 oz, Kid’s Muay Thai Gloves range between 4oz and 8oz. The heavier the glove, the more padding there will be. If you are a beginner, it is advisable to start with a lighter-weight glove and then move up to a heavier weight as you become more experienced. You can view our Muay Thai Gloves here we stock Thai-Fairtex, Thai Top King Boxing, Thai MTG-PRO, One Championship and more.

Muay Thai Shorts

Another essential piece of Muay Thai equipment is a good pair of shorts. Unlike traditional boxing shorts, Muay Thai shorts are much shorter in length. This allows for a greater range of motion when kicking and kneeing your opponent. Muay Thai shorts typically have an elastic waistband with drawstrings for a snug, comfortable fit. They also have side slits so that your kicks are not hindered by the fabric of the shorts. View Musclebounds fantastic range of Muay Thai here. We are proud stockists MMA Venum, Tuff Sport, Thai-Fairtex and more.


A mouthguard is another piece of equipment that is essential for safety purposes. A mouthguard helps to protect your teeth and gums from damage during training or competition. When choosing a mouthguard, make sure that it fits snugly and does not restrict your breathing. You should also be able to speak and breathe normally while wearing it. See our range of Mouthguards here.

Handwraps or Muay Thai Bands

Before putting on your gloves, you’ll need to wrap your hands for extra support and protection. You can use either hand wraps, Muay Thai bandages or tape. Handwraps are long strips of cloth that you wind around your hands and knuckles before putting on your gloves. Muay Thai bandages provide similar support but are easier to put on and take off. Check out our range of stock from brands like Thai MTG-PRO and more here.


Another important piece of Muay Thai equipment is shin guards. Shin guards protect your shins from kicks and strikes. They also help absorb the impact of kicks and strikes. When choosing shin guards, make sure to choose a pair that fit snugly and are made from high-quality materials. You can view our Muay Thai Shin Guards here, we stock Thai MTG-PRO, Thai-Fairtex, Thai Top King Boxing and more.

Those are the five essential pieces of Muay Thai equipment that you need to get started. Of course, as you become more experienced, there are other pieces of equipment that you may want to purchase such as focus pads, belly pads and Muay Thai KickShield. But to get started, all you really need is a good pair of gloves, shorts, mouthguard, hand wraps and Shinguards. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start training! Any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at Musclebound.

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