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    What size gloves should I use?

    I'm getting tired of using the old and stinky 10oz. gloves at my dojo and I was wondering if anyone knows what size glove I should use? I was thinking 14 or 16. And yes I did use the search function but they were all ancient threads that didn't answer my question.

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    I have a pair of 12oz and 14oz gloves, so I can change up the pace/feel of the sparring.




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    Is there a recommendd size for people of a certain weight or something?

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    I use 16oz gloves in Boxing, But I'd suggest using the size you're used to. So if it's 10oz get 10oz. But what I really suggest for Karate are these:
    http://www.combatsports.com/detail_tuf.aspx?ID=22292
    It really is an awsome training glove. But if your school doesn't allow them well sucks for you.

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    My school would allow those for point fighting but not kickboxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Efro
    My school would allow those for point fighting but not kickboxing.
    If this

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.combatsports.com/detail_tuf.aspx?ID=22292
    Description• Same shock dispersing capabilities as a 16oz. boxing glove
    is true, then they might be worth considering.


    In any case, at 6oz. they're still 50% heavier than the smaller/lighter 4oz MMA gloves which are often used for kickboxing as well as vale tudo, and only 25% lighter than 8oz. pro boxing gloves.

    They're also the "Preferred equipment of The Ultimate Fighter 3"! :boxing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark
    I have a radical new idea. Ask your coach.

    The desire to start a new thread is overpowering. It's about trust! The newbie is trying to give up power and decision making in a display of trust, one that is hopefully recipicated.

    Then Bullshido crashes down like a backhand from an abusive parent.

    I love it.

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    I couldn't find a thread that answered my thread so I started a new one to get it answered and for other newbies that have the same question.

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    The rule of thumb around my area for kickboxing is:

    Below 190: 12 oz
    Above 190: 14 oz

    personally, I like a 12 oz glove or a 4 oz glove, anything else feels like a sock'em bopper

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