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Sparring Gear Requirements

Sparring is an essential part of teaching at Taekwon Kids. For safety, we require all students starting at ORANGE BELT to wear forearm guards and shin-instep guards and bring a helmet and mouth guard to each class. Chest guard and a groin cup (for boys) are required for RED BELT and HIGHER students in SPARRING CLASSES only.

NOTE: The competition sparring team gear sets are different than the regular class gear shown on this page.

REQUIRED SPARRING GEAR FOR ORANGE to PURPLE STUDENTS

$20

Shin Instep Guard

$15

Forearm Guard 

$40

Helmet

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$4

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$1

Mouth Guard

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED GEAR for
RED and HIGHER BELTS
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$20

Groin Guard (boys only)

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$55

Chest Guard

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$50

$45

OPTIONAL GEAR

TKD Backpack (optional)

TKD Duffle Bag (optional)

FAQ:

 

Why do we need protection when the sparring will be non-contact?
The safety of our students is our top priority, and even during non-contact sparring sessions, accidents occur, and protection is a must for all students.

 

Can we purchase the gear from another shop, like Amazon?

Yes. As long as they are the same type as we require, you can purchase them anywhere. We also plan to sell our used gear at a significantly reduced price.

 

Can we borrow the gear during classes?

Yes, but availability will be very limited. Many of our loaner gears are becoming unusable, and most will be thrown away. We will be selling the clean ones at a significant discount next week at Taekwon Kids. 

 

Why are we teaching sparring in regular classes?

The partner drills, especially sparring, teach our students essential life skills and understanding of real-life application of Taekwondo techniques. Working with one another, they learn to focus, respect, and understand social interactions, which are some of the most important skills we want to teach our students. 

 

What types of gear are required?

For regular students who are NOT in the competition sparring team, please purchase sleeve-type forearm guards and shin-instep guards that are made out of cloth (as shown in the photos). Guards made out of foam with velcro straps should not be purchased by regular students, for they take longer to put on. However, if you are already in the competition sparring team, you don’t need to buy any additional gear.

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