Elbow pads

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  1. Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    At my gym they allow you to use elbows and knees when sparring as long as you have them padded. Iv been using volleyball knee pads and theyre okay but i was wondering about elbow pads. Does anyone know of a good brand to try?
     
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    Honestly had no idea they were a thing lol. At my gym we just do full thai and pull the hits as much as we can with the knees and elbows.
     
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  3. Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    Sadly coach wont let us throw em unless they're covered. I came from a full Muay thai background and most people at this gym kickbox so I capitalise on knees and clinching but I have yet to be able to use elbows which are one of my favourite weapons
     
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  4. Ryyonvin Orange Belt

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    I've only ever used the ring to cage brand and they work well. I think a nice benefit is that if your opponent is wearing them, it protects you from taking an elbow to your instep or foot from a poorly blocked kick.
     
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  5. shincheckin Green Belt

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    many muay thai brands make elbow pads. I would suggest always using elbow pads while training elbows with a partner. A clean solid elbow with an elbow pad on, will still cut, I have done it in sparring. Even with elbow pads on, when we spar with them, we still dont make contact, we "shadow spar" them. or we might make light contact unintentionally which is why the elbow pad is there.

     
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  6. Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    Have you heard anything about the combat sports imf ones?
     
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  7. shincheckin Green Belt

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    no but they look nice online
     
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  8. Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    I ended up ordering a pair of the IMF ones. Should be arriving today. Ill let you guys know how they are. The only thing iv heard negative is the sizing is small. Someone said their circulation gets cut off while sparring but i ordered the largest size so we shall see
     
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