Kids Muay Thai Gloves
There is no substitute for the best quality training gear when it comes to the safety of our little ones. It is important to keep them safe as their bodies are yet to be fully developed. Having the best kids Muay Thai gloves is not just a matter of looking good. They actually minimize potential health risks and allow kids to realize their maximum potential.
Here are some of the best and most highly-recommended kids Muay Thai gloves (for 5-12 year-olds) that you can find in the market (these are ideal for Boxing and Taekwondo too):
Best Muay Thai Boxing Gloves for Kids
Boxing gloves are the most important gear for anyone -young or old- training in Muay Thai. Children may be susceptible to related injuries such as knuckle bruises and wrist sprain, maybe more so than adults. Their bones are still growing (peak bone mass is acquired around age 18) and so it is important to ensure that their hands are well protected during training.
You will probably find brandless boxing gloves under $10 at the supermarket or a general sporting goods store but you are better off using oven mitts for training. Go for good-quality gloves made by brands who know what they are doing. As a rough guide, I recommend kids under 5 use 4-oz gloves, 6-8 use 6-oz and 9-11 use 8-oz gloves. Here are a few that I recommend:
Sanabul Sticker Bomb Gloves
Your kid will go crazy over these brightly-colored boxing gloves. Thee are five different designs to choose from and they’re all super cool. Sanabul is a fight brand that makes affordable gear at good quality. The stitching and support is amazing on these. The only thing to note is that they use fabric instead of leather in order to get those amazing designs and print quality. Kids will be motivated to wear these and train more. They’re worth it.
Yokkao Kids Gloves
Yokkao is one of the most prominent Thai-based Muay Thai brands today. These designed-for-kids gloves are made using microfiber leather, a high-quality synthetic leather with qualities such as higher resistance to tear, better breathability and more lightweight. It is also antibacterial, odourless and very easy to clean. These gloves are designed for kids in sizes ranging from 4 to 10-ounce.
Yokkao gloves are reliable and are popular among kids. Your young ones will love them.
RDX Kids Boxing Gloves
RDX is a renowned fight gear company from the UK. They are used by both professionals and amateurs, and in boxing, muay thai to MMA arenas. With such accolades, you should rest assure of the quality and protection offered by their junior gloves. In case you were wondering, Maya hide leather is a fully synthetic leather with reasonable durability and resilience. It’s more breathable compared to vinyl and are softer too. These gloves come in 4oz and 6oz so they will fit well on your little ones.
Venum Kids Boxing Gloves
Venum is a MMA brand based in France with a wide range of fight gear. It’s a popular modern brand with sharp-looking and good-quality gear. Like most kids gloves, these are made using synthetic leather with multi-layer foam padding. These are much better quality than those cheap brands you find in a general sporting store and will last longer too.
Heavy Bag for Kids
While you’re at it, you can consider getting a heavy bag to be installed at home. We know kids are always so hyperactive so this allows them to let off some of that pent up energy. Bag training will keep them busy and healthy all at once.
Heavy bags are usually made for adults, making them too heavy and hard for junior. Thankfully, there are some options available for our young ones. Heavy bags made for kids are softer, lighter, providing the right amount of resistance for home training. Install one in the backyard, the garage, the kids’ room, and they’re all set.
For slightly older kids above 10, I recommend getting a standard heavy bag and fill it with less fabric and add on as your kid grows up and stronger. For young kids under 10, a viable option is RDX.
RDX Heavy Bag for Kids
This RDX heavy bag comes unfilled so you can choose to fill it with less fabric and something softer depending on your kid’s age and level. The bag itself is 2ft tall so on my own estimation, it’s built more for kids under 10. In terms of durability, several reviewers experienced the bags tearing apart while mostly praised it for high-quality. This may be a quality-control problem and something to consider. But it’s cheap enough to pay for potentially many hours of fun for your kids at home.