A well-made good pair of boxing gloves is the most important piece of equipment any serious boxer can have. This is not only true for the boxer but also for every modern day freestyle martial artists or MMA fighter who also considers the art of boxing to be an essential part of their sparring and training routine.

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A good pair of boxing gloves is not only appreciated by competitive boxers. Many sporting athletes and fitness trainers are also among those who appreciate long lasting well made boxing gloves when they include boxing drills as part of their fitness training. Everyone realises boxers are the specialists when it comes to boxing technique so it stands to reason boxing gloves are the best designed glove when it comes to boxing drills, sparring and punching. Although a good quality pair of bag gloves or bag mitts is all you need for punching boxing balls, punching bags and other targets, some coaches and trainers prefer boxing gloves for the extra padding and protection and for better endurance training.

One thing you will definitely notice when you buy a new pair of top quality boxing gloves from Universal Self Defence is it will feel just right as soon as you slip the glove on. The glove will also gives you great protection from knuckle, thumb and hand injuries. The extra wide Velcro closure wrist straps gives added wrist support and will hold the glove firmly in place no matter how hard you punch and throw you arms about. Well-fitted top quality boxing gloves should not feel like an appendage hanging off the end of your arm. The best boxing gloves should be more like a well-balanced extension that is apart of you, as you move around your opponent picking your shots and feeling the power as your boxing gloves glide effortlessly straight to their intended targets.

The Universal Self Defence online web store has an extensive range of high quality boxing gloves to suit everyone. Whether you need a pair of boxing gloves just for casual fitness training or you require a top quality pair of boxing gloves that will go the distance with intense fitness workouts, long sparring sessions or for high level competition. There are also boxing gloves designed for kids and some stunning pink colour boxing gloves designs for the girls or for the guys who like to be different!

Boxing Gloves Brands
Many of the top brands of boxing gloves like Morgan, Top Ten, Smai and Hayabusa that are available at Universal Self Defence have been approved for use by major martial arts and boxing organisations such as AIBA, ABA & ANBF. Also Top Ten boxing gloves have been approved for the Olympics games. Even the cheaper boxing gloves like the Morgan classic Super Nylex synthetic leather gloves are well designed and made of better quality material than you would expect from an economy priced glove. The Morgan boxing gloves are the best value glove you will find, with great wrist support and durable thick padding and with the new 2-tone colours they do look and feel like a much more expensive glove. But for those who do not wish to compromise at all on quality and performance and really do want a genuine top quality pair of boxing gloves than look no further than the Hayabusa Tokushu Series Boxing Gloves. Hayabusa for many years has been recognised as the leading MMA brand with the top level MMA fighters. Hayabusa boxing gloves like most of their products have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by some of the world’s top elite MMA fighters. Smai boxing gloves are also one of the top quality brands that use 100% full grain cowhide leather. Smai also make some unique boxing gloves like their Camo and Tribal Combat Designs.

Display Boxing Gloves
Also available at Universal Self Defence are plain clean skin display boxing gloves designed specifically for autographing and showcasing. And there are the super Jumbo size display boxing gloves that can be autographed as well. Display boxing gloves are perfect for promotional purposes and are a great way to show you mean business and are prepared to come out fighting for your team or for a worthy cause. Novelty mini boxing gloves are also very popular way of displaying your passion for the art of boxing or the fighting arts and make a fun gift to enthusiasts.

Special Purpose Boxing Gloves
Coaching & punching focus mitts boxing gloves have a dual-purpose use as a boxing glove and focus mitts, which is a very handy training aid for coaches. When using this type of boxing glove coaches and trainers are better able to develop both the fighter’s attacking and defensive skills. Another type of special purpose gloves are the weighted boxing gloves and the shadow boxing gloves used for punching endurance training because the extra weight makes you work twice as hard.

Boxing Gloves Sizes
Sizing with boxing gloves are given in ounces. Small kids sizes are usually 4 oz and 6 oz size while bigger kids and smaller adults will generally use the 8 oz or 10 oz boxing gloves. Then the bigger you get the more you need to pad up. Average size adults will generally use 12 to 16 oz size boxing gloves. Extra large size 18 oz and 20 oz Smai boxing gloves are also available and are not only popular with the bigger guys but also those who want to glove up more so they can hit harder and have more protection.



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