Hey guys i decided on some gear that im going to get, was just going to throw down some links and see what people had to say or if they had any experience with it. These were recommended by my coach. He said he likes them a lot. This is a great price imo. Fairtex Ultimate Combat Gloves $51.99 from www.fullcontactoutlet.com Shin guards Top Contender MMA Shin Guards $29.95 from www.fullcontactoutlet.com Also i wanted to ask about ear guards. I have kinda bigish ears that stick out and i noticed that rolling on the mat really bothers them. No one else in the class was using them so i didnt know if it was a bitch move or not. Personally I'd rather not develop cauliflower ears and keep my dumbo ears in the best of shape. I am just looking at local sporting goods stores since they seem to have a big selection unlike mma gear. Here is a link to one im looking at.... Brute Adult Shockwave Wrestling Ear Guard - Dick's Sporting Goods In the future ill look into head gear, but the gym provides that equipment since it also teaches kickboxing and boxing. Thanks!