CCMA Essential Kit List

The CCMA Kit List contains both required and recommended equipment for safe MMA training. students should endeavor to acquire the essential kit as soon as possible for hygiene reasons. We do have usable training equipment at the gym for new starters to use, but established students are using it far too long before purchasing their own equipment.

Mouthguard

All students should aim to get themselves a mouthguard as soon as possible. Bumps and bruises heal elsewhere with little lasting effect, but teeth can easily be knocked together and damaged when even doing non-competitive drills, so having a mouthguard is an essential piece of kit.

I will be expanding the mouthguard range on our website soon to include all available products from our suppliers, but we currently have the Blitz ones in stock and for sale on the website.

https://closecombatmartialarts.com/product-category/mouthguards/

Groin Guard

Every man should have a groin guard for obvious reasons, I recommend the Diamond Cup from Diamond MMA, it is the only groin guard on the market that I personally endorse and I have tried many, but it is very expensive.

There are many other cups available on the market and I will be setting up a groin guard section on the website soon selling Bytomic, Venum, and Shock Doctor Cups, but I am yet to test these before I can personally endorse them and sell them via my website.

Boxing Gloves

After a mouthguard, students usually wish to purchase their own gloves and it is advised that students acquire a pair of both boxing gloves and MMA gloves as soon as possible.

Because we use boxing gloves in training and not necessarily for competition, we recommend a minimum of 16 0z gloves for men and 14 oz gloves for women, depending on size and strength, but any gloves purchased on our website will be discussed and the appropriate size will be ordered in for you.

https://closecombatmartialarts.com/product-category/boxinggloves/

MMA Gloves

After a mouthguard, students usually wish to purchase their own gloves and it is advised that students acquire a pair of both boxing gloves and MMA gloves as soon as possible.

Because we use MMA gloves in training and not necessarily for competition, we only sell grappling-style MMA gloves with a large pad on top.

https://closecombatmartialarts.com/product-category/mmagloves/

Shinguards

Shinguards are another essential piece of kit to protect the legs and prevent injury. While it is good to build up strength and pain tolerance in the shins for competition, injuries can occur that can put you out of training for some time, so we prefer students to at least wear gel-padded neoprene or fabric-type shinguards for kicking drills.

We sell full contact shinguards with straps that aren’t very suitable for MMA due to them slipping when grappling, so we highly recommend getting a hybrid neoprene shinguard with a larger pad on the shin such as the Fumetus Ghost Shinguards which we have available for sale on the website.

https://closecombatmartialarts.com/product-category/shin-guards/

Air Focus Pads

At CCMA we only use top-quality air focus mitts for all of our striking drills to prevent injury to both pad holder and striker. All students should endeavour to acquire a pair of these for themselves as soon as possible.

https://farabisports.co.uk/collections/focus-pads-1/products/farabi-aero-focus-pads

Supports (if required)

Some students may require support for their joins, either as a prevention or to support a previous injury.

There are many products on the market and I am yet to find a decent joint support in a color that I actually like, but I personally recommend either OPPO or LP neoprene products. As we do grappling it is preferred that supports without velcro straps are used.

https://opposupports.co.uk

https://www.lp-supports.com/

Hand Wraps

Handwraps are an optional product that some may choose to purchase to protect their wrists, I personally use them if I know I am going to do a full session of boxing pad drills and aiming to hit hard, especially for hook-type punches that could hurt my wrist.

We sell a beginner range of hand wraps on our website, but there are loads available elsewhere on the market.

https://closecombatmartialarts.com/product-category/equipment/

Rashguard

A Rashguard is not essential when starting out in MMA, but students may wish to protect their skin from friction burns when grappling as soon as grappling begins to become more competitive. A rashguard and spats also help to compress and support the body, keeping the body warm while watching demonstrations which can prevent injuries.

CCMA is in the process of having our very own rashguard designed and it will be available in the shop soon. there are many rashguards available on the market. Please ask an instructor for advice if you wish to purchase one before the CCMA ones are available.

Spats

Spats are not essential when starting out in MMA, but students may wish to protect their skin from friction burns when grappling as soon as grappling begins to become more competitive. Spats and a rashguard also help to compress and support the body, keeping the body warm while watching demonstrations which can prevent injuries.

CCMA is in the process of having our very own spats designed and they will be available in the shop soon. there are many spats available on the market. Please ask an instructor for advice if you wish to purchase one before the CCMA ones are available.