Reg Pads and Thai Pads

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  1. Gina Submits Me Purple Belt

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    I was looking to get some focus muts and a kicking shield and was wondering what the difference was between the Thai pads and the regular pads?
     
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    Where are you looking? I don't think I've heard of "regular" pads. Thai pads are the name for a style of pad. Any pad fashioned like this...

    Fairtex Standard Thai Pad from Combatsports.com

    ...with a strap across the upper forearm, a handle for the holder to grip and a large rectangular striking surface is considered a "thai" pad.
     
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    Thai pads are just the more traditional design. I think they're more popular over the curved ones, but they both function for the same purpose.
     
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    I think that Thai pads are mor versitile. You can use the as focus punch mitts and for kicking and kneeing. Combat sports makes a lot of different styles of thai pads that range in size and weight so that they can be used as focus mitts and kicking pads
     

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