There’s actually no rule saying that kids have to train Muay Thai wearing Muay Thai shorts. You are welcome to wear any sports shorts that offer free range of movement. Most kids -as I’ve observed from my gym- do end up buying many pairs because that’s what kids are like when they become passionate about something. Think Pokemon cards, Lego toys ets etc. So when they train Muay Thai, they will usually go crazy over kids Muay Thai shorts.
My kid loves that Muay Thai shorts that I bought her from my trip to Thailand. She wears them when she trains and even when she’s not. She loves the aesthetics and also the comfort of the shorts as they are made using smooth satin fabric.
Best Kids Muay Thai Shorts
When shopping for kids Muay Thai shorts, there are a few things to look out for. Go for fabric such as satin or satin-blend for comfort, high-quality stitching for durability, and a comfortable fit for all the kicking maneuvers.
The truth is that kids choose Muay Thai shorts based on their individual aesthetic preferences. More often than not, a striking design is what attracts their attention first. Most brands just make their shorts available in XS and XXS sizes to cater to kids. Some designs work, some don’t. Here are some options to choose from:
Yokkao has been a prominent platform in the UK in terms of giving young fighters a stage to compete on. The brand is very popular with adults and kids alike due to its vibrant and modern designs. As they are cut small, my 8-year-old kid wears an XS.
Yokkao CarbonFit shorts are tailored for complete range of movement, making them highly suitable for all the kicks in Muay Thai. They are made using a satin-blend fabric, highly-breathable and quick to dry.
I don’t know much about Fluory and but they are supposedly made in Thailand and ships from Thailand. Designs are basic, very Thai-style and prices are very affordable. They come in XXS which will fit well for very young kids. These might be worth purchasing.
Like Fluory, Nakarad shorts are made in Thailand with basic, Thai-style designs. Prices are very competitive. and they come in XXS which will fit toddlers as young as 2-3. Size L fits a 9-10-year-old. Some of the reviewers have commented on the poor stitching but the majority mentioned that their kids like the shorts designs and fitting.