Hand & Forearm Guards
There are many different types of hand protective gloves & forearm guards simply because there are so many different types of martial arts activities that involve putting your hands and forearms at risk of being damaged.
Lightly padded hand protector gloves and forearm pads can often provide you with just the right amount of protection for your hands and forearms when working out with your specific type of martial arts training.
Wearing hand protection and forearm guards will help you to avoid annoying injuries that stop you from training as often as you would like. Whether you wish to prevent an injury or to stop an existing injury from getting worse, wearing padded gloves and forearm protection is always a good idea.
Also by insisting your sparring partner wears adequate protection you can both train and free spar much harder and for longer. It is definitely a win win situation when you and your sparring partner both wear the right protection which includes wearing good quality protective gloves forearm guards.
Depending on hard your sparring sessions are often decides how much protection you need.
For light non contact sparring you only need the minimal amount of protection against the occasional accidental contact so the light elasticised cotton hand protectors and forearm guards are all you generally need.
For light controlled contact sparring the thicker foam sparring gloves and forearm guards are recommended.