One essential piece of equipment, kick boxing gloves, are going to help you make the most of your training. It is very important that you invest in a good pair of gloves before you begin practicing because if you don't, you could wind up injured.
Kick boxing gloves normally come in different styles and weight, allowing you choose the perfect fit. A leather pair is usually the best bet and what most individuals will choose to buy. These kick boxing gloves may cost slightly more however they will last longer and will be well worth the investment.
Next you will need to decide between Velcro or laces. The classic style you see in prize fights is always laces and this is what will give you the closest fit. Velcro on the other hand, will give you the advantage that you can easily take the gloves on and off. If you are not one who wants to spend a great deal of time getting ready before each workout, this may be a better option for you.
When it comes to size and weight, usually they will run in three sizes, small, medium and large. The average person will want to buy a large size; medium for female. Be sure to try them on in the store however as the sizing can vary depending on the particular brand you are looking at.
The weight of the pair you buy should be about 10 oz. This is what is used in professional fighting matches so likely your best choice. They do make them in sizes up to 20oz, which will offer more protection than the 10 oz ones. Take into account your own confidence with your ability when making the decision how heavy to go. Usually if you are going to do a lot of sparring, you would want a 16 oz. pair.
Lastly, always remember to wrap your hands in tape before wearing the glove. This is a very important step for safety that should definitely not be skipped over.