What to look for in good gloves?

Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by Guitargod7575, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Guitargod7575

    Guitargod7575 New Member

    Hi guys, i'm new to kickboxing and am obviously going to need my own training equipment, including gloves.

    First of all, how do you choose the right size? i.e. 10oz, 14oz, 16oz?
    Second of all what makes a good pair of gloves good?
    And finally, third of all, can boxing gloves me used for kickboxing? are they the same pretty much?

    Sorry if any of the questions sound noobish guys but like i said, i'm very new to kickboxing

    Thanks guys
  2. pauli

    pauli mr guillotine

    what does your instructor recommend?
  3. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    At 14 you should be looking at 16oz gloves unless you are very small.

    We share birthdays :)
  4. Guitargod7575

    Guitargod7575 New Member

    my instructor recommends 12 or 14oz for me, and i am quite a big guy for 15
  5. pauli

    pauli mr guillotine

    the "average" (50th percentile) 15 year old white male in the us is my size - 5'7", 150lbs. anyone bigger than that should be using 16oz gloves for training; however, your instructor knows best.
  6. Guitargod7575

    Guitargod7575 New Member

    ok, thanks for the help guys

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