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    Ok, next week I will be attending a beginers thai/mma class. I don't have any gloves, gum shield etc.... will I need them for a beginers class because I really want to get started on this?

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    Gumshield is one of the must haves in my opinion, we are still 5-10 years away from tooth regeneration and even then that will cost a lot ..... GUMSHIELD!

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    I would say get a gumshield and a cup at first, the rest can come later, speak to your coaches for advice on what you need, where to get it locally, etc
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    There will probably be some stanky communal gloves there but you definitely want a gumshield. I don't think there's such thing as a communal gumshield but if there were, I wouldn't want to use it.

    A boil & bite won't set you back anything. Check out sports direct if you have one. You'll be able to get a decent shock doctor boil and bite for a couple of pounds. I had one and it lasted me a good 2 years before I decided I needed a pro one.

    Better to spend 2 pounds on a gum shield than have your teeth snapped out. Also, the gumshield saves you from the often overlooked tonguebite and cheekchomp.


    And wash your bloody hands after using those gloves.

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    Groin guard and gum shield first. No point in getting fancy MMA gloves etc cos you may do a couple of sessions and give up or lose interest.

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    what these guys said already , most clubs will have spare stinky kit but i wouldnt like to spar without a gumshield in .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjharvey View Post
    Ok, next week I will be attending a beginers thai/mma class. I don't have any gloves, gum shield etc.... will I need them for a beginers class because I really want to get started on this?
    Nah , you will be fine. Save your money , just get yourself a TapouT T'shirt and rock on over.

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    get a gum guard and a cup , the rest should be there to use ie gloves etc first few lessons are just to break you in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman View Post
    Nah , you will be fine. Save your money , just get yourself a TapouT T'shirt and rock on over.
    This is the most sensible advice SJHarvey will EVER recieve fact.

    Alterntively buy a 3 quid boil and bite and get a cup, shouldn't set you back wmore than a tenna for both
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    I don't think a groin guard is too important. I didn't use one for about 6 months when I started out, and I only use them for sparring now. I can't get on with them. They feel horrible, and its even worse when you get a ball or some skin trapped in the side. And how are you meant to dry hump someone with your junk shielded?

    For starting out - Board shorts for grappling and sports shorts for striking(board shorts limit flexability a bit), old tshirt you don't mind stinking and getting ripped, and a gum shield. Tha's 100% all you need.

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