Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves Review

If you are training in Krav Maga or a variety of other martial arts, there’s a good chance you will find yourself sparring or hitting the heavy bag at some time.  There’s no better way to refine your techniques than through practice and hitting the heavy bag is a great way to practice your punching and kicking technique.  Today, let’s talk about training gloves.  Although you can use these for sparring (so you can put your training partner’s headgear to good use) we’ll be talking about how you can use the Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves to help with your conditioning training and bag work.

Overview

everlast-pro-style-training-glovesThe Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves are a great addition to your training equipment.  They come in a variety of weights (mine are 12 oz) and include an attached thumb for safety and a mesh palm for quicker drying.  The wrist wraps are a little short, making it a little tough to put on the gloves yourself but overall, these training gloves do a great job.

Pros

  • Good quality and inexpensive
  • Mesh palm for quick drying
  • Attached thumb

Cons

  • Wrist strap is short, making it a little difficult to put on the gloves yourself
  • Made from vinyl, not leather

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Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves – Full Review

Let’s face it; hitting someone with big, cushy gloves can be great fun.  That is, until they start hitting back.  The right gloves can be the difference between a challenging sparring match or a down right beating.  The bigger you or your partners are, the bigger your gloves need to be.  Although they come in a variety of weights, most men will use 16 oz gloves for sparring and either 12 oz or 14 oz for bag work.  Women will often use 12 oz or 14 oz for sparring and either the same or a little lighter for bag work.

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Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear Review

If you are training in Krav Maga or a variety of other martial arts, there’s a good chance you will find yourself sparring at some time.  There is no better way to refine your techniques than through practice and sparring is a great way to practice.  Since you will be punching and kicking someone else and having the same done to you, safety gear is important.  Today, we’ll look at a very important bit of gear, your headgear.  We all need to protect the part of our body that runs all the other part and for me, I rely on the Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear.

Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear Review - Front of the headgear

Overview

The Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear is just the thing to keep your head safe from the abuse of punching and kicks.  It provide good cheek protection while still letting you see the attacks coming at you.  It’s easy and quick to put on and stays put as you are sparring.  If you are looking for a good quality piece of equipment, the Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear is a great choice.

Pros

  • Made from durable leather
  • Padded cheek protection
  • Fully adjustable for just the right fit

Cons

  • Feels like it gets tighter the longer you wear it

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Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear – Full Review

Sparring in Krav Maga can be extremely challenging, great fun, and at times, dangerous.  We wear safety gear, such as 16oz boxing gloves, shin pads, mouth pieces, and headgear.  There are many options for headgear in the market but the one I decided on was the Title Pro Full Face Training Headgear.  For more specifics about this headgear, head over to Amazon or check out the Title MMA/Title Boxing website.

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Harbinger 320 Gloves Review – Krav Maga Gear

Harbinger 320 Gloves Review - Krav Maga GearIf you are training in Krav Maga or a variety of other martial arts, chances are that you need general training knuckle gloves. They need to have enough padding but not too much, be flexible and durable, and not cost an arm and a leg.  Eventually you will need sparring gear such as headgear, shin guards, sparring gloves, and a mouth guard but knuckle gloves will get you started.  The best solution I’ve found currently is the Harbinger 320 gloves.

Overview

The Harbinger 320 gloves do a good job protecting your hands from wear and tear while you pound on a bag or target.  They are flexible enough to provide the dexterity needed for grabbing and other hand techniques.  They are easy to put on and remove and come in 4 sizes for just the right fit.  Overall, very impressive gloves.

Pros

  • Made from durable leather
  • Lightweight padding
  • Great wrist support
  • More padding for your fingers

Cons

  • Grip bar can get in the way with some hand techniques
  • Wrist wraps can slip during intense workouts

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Harbinger 320 – Full Review

When I started in Krav Maga, my first gloves were Century® BRAVE™ Open Palm/Finger Bag Gloves.  I used them for about 6 months, 5 times a week for Krav Maga and fitness kickboxing.  One evening after class, I was taking off my gloves when the Velcro stayed together but the whole back of the glove ripped off.

Not good.  Time for some new gloves.  After quite a bit of research, I found my answer in the form of the Harbinger 320 gloves.

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The campaign is over and unfortunately, it was not funded (needed to sell 10 shirts, only 3 sold).  It was a nice experiment that did not work out.  One day I’ll roll it back out and see if it is successful.  Thanks to all those who visited the page, even if you didn’t buy.

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Krav Maga is a great self-defense system that utilizes natural body movements and targets vulnerable parts of the body to keep you safe.  One of the important ideas within the system is retzef which is often defined as follows:

Retzef: continuous combat motion to overwhelm the enemy

Bare your Krav Maga teeth and show the world your retzef with this shirt.

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