Professional martial arts equipment: MMA, boxing, judo and more
Everything you need for school, club, public institution and private: From A for anti-aggression training to Z for Zui Quan.
For quick readers: The most important things in a nutshell!
Which martial arts equipment do I need for boxing?
Martial arts rooms must be fully equipped. Therefore, for professional training, you need martial arts mats, which provide a soft surface for the floor. Punching bags and punching ball support the training as well as wall punching pads and hand claws. It is important that professional facilities have a boxing ring. If you want to train at home, you don't necessarily need it. A standing punching bag or a boxing dummy are practical. With punching pads and pads, however, you can also train optimally within your own four walls.
What do I need for judo training?
For judo training, facilities do not need much: floor protection mats are sufficient for now. However, trainees need private equipment. Besides the judo suit and a belt (beginners: white), joint protectors, groin protectors, mouth guards and bandages can be useful. However, it is better to ask your trainer about this. You may also want to bring mat shoes to the workout. If you want to train at home, a skipping rope is very suitable for warming up, for fitness training and for training the speed of movement.
What should I look for when buying my martial arts equipment?
In the various martial arts there is full body contact. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to quality when buying equipment. Clothing must have high-quality stitching to withstand throws in judo, for example. Protective equipment must be hygienic and easy to clean, must really protect and not pose a danger. Martial arts mats cushion the floor and absorb falls. Accessories such as pratzen or boxing dummies must be completely smooth on the outside, because otherwise the trainees can injure themselves. Benz Sport manufactures martial arts equipment itself in its workshops in Winnenden. These are high quality equipment and devices "Made in Germany", which offer you the necessary safety!
How do I attach a punching bag?
The punching bag is one of the most important pieces of equipment for all boxers. There are several ways to attach the punching bag: The bag can be attached to the ceiling using a swivel hook (don't forget heavy duty dowels). Make sure that the ceiling is load-bearing - suspended ceilings are not suitable. However, Benz Sport also carries wall-mounted hangers. These are pivoting arms made of steel that stick out a bit from the wall and hold the punching bag securely. Again, make sure you attach the wall suspension to a load-bearing wall.
What the heck is Zui Quan?
You've almost certainly heard of Zui Quan or even seen demonstrations. It is the so-called "drunken style" taught in Chinese wushu. The style became really famous through the movie "Drunken Master" with Jackie Chan, who apparently mastered it. Of course, the masters of this style are never really drunk. But the slightly staggering, sweeping movements with the acrobatic interludes are reminiscent of the movements of drunks - hence the name. In fact, the fighting style is so demanding that it is only taught in Shaolin Kung Fu at the black belt level and above. Do not forget fall protection mats! You will often end up on the floor while learning.
- For quick readers: The most important facts in a nutshell!
- Difference between training room and home: What do you need and where?
- A for anti-aggression training: Just let off some steam
- B like Boxing: Ring, ropes, gloves and more
- J like Judo: Pants like jacket or rather mat?
- Personal protective equipment is important in all combat sports
- Martial arts equipment is a matter of trust - Benz Sport can quality
Difference training room - at home: What do you need where?
What you need in the training room depends not only on the location of the room. In a clubhouse, martial arts school, youth club or club, in principle, the room equipment must be right. Floor protection mats are part of it, because in martial arts a normal floor is simply too hard. In boxing, a boxing ring is also needed. Collapsible ones are easy to store. Many pieces of equipment are not specific to a single martial art, but can be used for many different training sessions. Pratfalls, punching bag, punching pad and boxing dummy help to train punching and kicking techniques. Punching bag and punching ball train speed and endurance. In a professional training environment, these items should not be missing. Many trainees also appreciate being able to obtain their personal equipment (clothing, protective gear, shoes) through the club or martial arts school.
A for Anti-Aggression Training: Simply letting off steam
Anti-aggression training is intended to prevent aggressive behavior in everyday life. Physical exercises are a natural part of this training. To ensure that the trainees do not injure themselves, it is important to have equipment specially designed for this training. Tree trunks and bataca bats are covered with thick foam covers. The smooth surfaces are damp-washable, so the martial arts equipment remains hygienic. Benz Sport takes care in manufacturing to ensure that the grip elements allow a secure grip but do not pose a risk of injury.
B for boxing: ring, ropes, gloves and more
The training room is perfectly equipped with boxing balls, punching balls, pads and bags. A boxing ring is also there, perfectly braced with ropes. What is missing? Correct: the trainers! And they want to be equipped, too. As a contact sport, boxing is unthinkable without protective equipment. Boxing gloves and tape protect the sensitive hands. The mouthguard ensures that the meal after training does not have to be taken in liquid form. And the head protection prevents injuries in the area of the face, ears and head. The mouthguard is ideally customized and should always be with you from the beginning. Head protection and boxing gloves are also owned by regular trainers themselves. But it pays to always have a few sets of equipment on hand for visitors and guests, the curious, and forgetful exercisers. This also applies to ropes, belts, attachments and the punching ball!
J for Judo: Pants like jacket or rather mat?
Judo is a form of wrestling and originally comes from Japan. This may explain the strange white pajamas in which the trainers show themselves on the mat ... Of course, these are not pajamas, but the so-called gi. The judo gi is reinforced in the important places, so that especially the jacket does not take damage during violent attacks. Double seams and a reinforced chest part speak for the high quality of the suit. Pants and jacket are the usual combination, plus the belt. And you must not forget the judo mat! At home, however, you do not need it, because the mat remains in the training room. By the way, its area of use is drawn in colored circles, in conformity with the competition.
Personal protective equipment is important in all combat sports
There are very few full-contact martial arts that do not require protective equipment at all. Aikido is one of them: other than fall protection mats and a gi (which is reinforced like the judo-gi), you don't need anything. In all sports that know punches or kicks to the head, head protection is mandatory, and a mouthguard is also part of the martial arts equipment. In boxing, Thai boxing and MMA, the eye-catching gloves are added. Shin guards are often worn as well. Please never forget the groin protector! By the way, the girls need it too, because heavy kicks can break groins. Chest protection, hand protection and foot protection are not so common. It is always said (put into the mouth of Winston Churchill) that sport is murder. Benz Sport believes that sport can be very healthy - if the equipment is right.
- Martial arts equipment is a matter of trust - Benz Sport knows quality
Martial arts equipment from Benz Sport is quality from German production. In the fourth generation family-run business, 170 employees take care of your concerns every day. Nationwide, our fleet of more than 20 trucks and assembly vehicles is on the road to bring our fitters to you. Of course, Benz Sport not only produces sports and martial arts equipment in its own metalworking shop, carpentry and saddlery. We also assemble everything for you. We have experience in this, because we were allowed to equip numerous international competitions and events in the last years. Without our loyal customers we would not have made it this far. Of course we thank them for that and promise to keep the usual Benz quality. And that goes for every single punching bulb as well as for the complete boxing ring. Order now! The selection in our online store is large!