Sherdog Gear & Equipment FAQ This FAQ serves to guide new practitioners of combat sports to the information they need for buying equipment. I've tried to eliminate as many specific product/brand references as possible to ensure it remains a neutral document. It's divided into several sections based on what kind of sport or martial art you'll be training in. If you're a grappler and can't find any information on what cup to wear in the relevant section, just check the contents page and you'll find it was already answered in the standup section. This was done to avoid needless repetition. If you're an MMA fighter then both the standup and grappling sections will be relevant to you. If you have any comments or suggestions for the FAQ then please PM me. ***Read this before making a thread*** Read this thread and the resources found in the useful links section before making your own if you have a question. Use the search function if you're still out of luck. Now, the search function isn't perfect, it can't search for anything that is three letters or less and it often breaks, but you should always do a search before you post something new. Make sure you check google for relevant results as well. Should you be unable to find what you are looking for and feel like you need to start a new topic, please do yourself and everyone on the board a favor and be specific with your questions. Give as much detail as possible. For example, if you want to know what MMA gloves to get let us know what you'll be using them for, where you are in the world and what your price range is. SOLICITING THE SALE OF INDIVIDUAL GOODS IS PROHIBITED. Don't make threads advertising something for sale as it will be deleted and you will be cautioned. If you've just developed a new line of equipment then you can let us know about it, but the same doesn't apply for your ebay listing. Table of Contents Post 2: Standup Equipment - What do I need to get started? - What hand wraps should I get and how do I wear them? - Lace-up or velcro/hook&loop boxing gloves? - What's the difference between sparring gloves, training gloves and bag gloves? - Can I use one set of gloves for both sparring and the bags? - What weight boxing gloves should I get for sparring? - What weight boxing gloves should I get for bag and padwork? - How come some boxing gloves come in sizes? - Can competition gloves be used in training? - What's the difference between Muay Thai boxing gloves and regular ones? - What are Mexican style gloves? - What should I look for in shin guards? - What mouthguard should I get? - What's the best cup/no-foul protector? - What headguard is right for me? - Ankle supports...? - Boxing boots...? Post 3: Grappling Equipment - What do I need to get started? - What's the best gi? - BJJ gi vs. Judo gi. - What's the difference between weaves? - Where can I find a <insert color> gi? - What color gi should I get? - Can I dye my gi? - How should I wash my gi? - Rashguards, how do they work? - How should I wash my rashguard? - What's the difference between under armour and a rashguard? - What's the difference between a surfing rashguard and a grappling rashguard? - What's the best ear guard for wrestling? - Wrestling boots...? Post 4: MMA specific equipment - What MMA gloves do I need? - MMA bag gloves..? - What MMA competition gloves should I use? - What size MMA gloves do I need? - What shin guards are good for grappling? - Do I need MMA specific shorts? - What MMA shorts should I get? - What size MMA shorts am I? Post 5: Coaching and Gym Equipment - What are the different types of punching bag? - How do I mount my speed bag? - How do I mount my double end bag? - How should I hang my bag? - I can't hang my bag, what about free-standing bags? - How do I fill my heavy bag/maize bag? - Are water filled bags any good? - What about B.O.Bs? - What kind of focus mitts/hook&jab pads should I get? - What are a good pair of Thai pads? - Where can I get cheap mats? - Best jump rope? - What length should my jump rope be? - What kind of running shoes should I get? Useful/Interesting Threads This thread provides all the information you could ask for on Muay Thai shorts, shin guards and ankle support sizing. Building a MMA Gym Just completed my home gym! Gi Pants Sizing Title Boxing Official Thread Ringside Boxing Official Thread Mexican Boxing Equipment Post Your Gear!