Jonathan Wickham from YouthMMAGear.com shares his thoughts about kids and Mixed Martial Arts.
As most any parent of a child who practices MMA can tell you, finding kids MMA gear is often a challenge. MMA, or mixed martial arts, is a combat sport that combines many of the traditional martial arts techniques with other fighting methods. The sport has exploded in popularity in the last decade, and many children across the nation now practice the sport for its many physical and emotional benefits. Though the numbers of children involved in the sport has grown substantially, however, finding appropriate MMA apparel for children is still difficult.
The staple in any MMA participant’s wardrobe is the uniform. Many professionals wear nothing more than a small pair of shorts, but most children still wear a uniform that closely resembles the traditional martial arts uniform. The uniform generally comes in white or black, and ties across the waist with a belt. You’ll likely want to speak with your child’s instructor to determine what his specific apparel needs will be during his training.