Dipped foam open hand punch with Velcro wrist strap. Available in a variety of colours and sizes. ***Note no finger cover, fingers are in holes only.
Dipped foam sparring gloves and other types of sparring gloves differ primarily in their construction, material, weight, and intended use within various martial arts disciplines. Here’s a detailed comparison focusing on dipped foam sparring punches, often used in Taekwondo and Karate, against more conventional sparring mitts found in sports like boxing or MMA.
Dipped Foam Sparring Gloves (6oz)
- Material: These gloves are made by dipping foam into a protective coating, resulting in a lightweight and flexible glove. The coating provides a smooth surface that can help to reduce the risk of cuts or abrasions during sparring.
- Design: They typically have an open-finger design to allow for better grip and flexibility, which is crucial for martial arts that incorporate grappling or weapon training.
- Protection: The foam offers shock absorption but to a lesser extent than the denser padding found in heavier gloves. This makes them suitable for light-contact sparring.
- Weight: At 6oz, these gloves are on the lighter side, emphasizing speed and technique over power.
- Use: Primarily used in martial arts like Taekwondo and Karate, where there is a focus on speed, technique, and light-contact sparring.
Other Types of Sparring Gloves
- Material: Other sparring gloves, such as those used in boxing or MMA, are usually made from leather or synthetic leather, with dense foam padding inside. This construction is designed to withstand and absorb the impact of more powerful strikes.
- Design: These gloves typically have a closed-fist design to protect the fingers, knuckles, and wrist during heavy punching. MMA gloves are an exception with their open-finger design to accommodate grappling.
- Protection: They offer more padding and protection, especially around the knuckles and wrist, to reduce the risk of injury during heavy-contact sparring and competition. Boxing gloves, for example, can range from 10 to 16 ounces or more, with heavier gloves providing more protection.
- Weight: Heavier than dipped foam gloves, which influences the type of training and sparring. Heavier gloves can help in building strength and endurance, and they provide more protection for both the wearer and their sparring partner.
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