Why it’s important to buy the right equipment for your child If your child trains in combat sports such as MMA/K1/Thai boxing, it’s very important to buy them the correct equipment. There’s a few reasons and the most important one being for protection. Although your child is in a combat sport and you expect them to get hurt from time to time, it’s important to have the correct protection so that in training it avoids any risk of injury. For instance if you buy you child very cheap boxing gloves from your local big retail sports shop, their hands might hurt after a week or two and their wrists start to ache. When making the right choice about what to buy your child you should consider quality over price every time. Too many times we deal with people who have went for the cheap and tacky option and ended up having to buy new equipment very soon after they’ve bought it. It may seem like a good idea to the newbie to buy what’s cheap but in the long term it will not benefit anyone and it will likely result in costing more money.

The other reason is the cheap equipment doesn’t last long at all. Everyone who’s started combat sports and not had anyone to guide them has probably experienced this. You go out and buy a very cheap boxing gloves and end up needing a new pair within a month or so, there’s no wrist support and the padding is terrible. Then when you get pointed in the right direction and try on a quality pair of gloves you wondered why you ever bought them in the first place. It’s essential to buy good equipment to protect your childs hands/legs etc as they’re also young and still growing. It prevents problems and injuries occurring easily. This is why Sidekick have worked on improving our products since the company started, as the people who work here are mostly fighters and people who train in martial arts. We care about the welfare of our customers and aim to provide what we know is needed.