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    Shin-guards in MT

    I've been going to this class for the past couple weeks now and well it's everything I had hoped it to be. The instructor is very well mannered is very knowledgable in what he does (at least one would hope so!)

    On tangent however is that I've noticed that all the more experienced members at the class wear shin guards, now I've read up a bit about Muay Thai, traditions and history extc. I do realize the benefit of wearing the shinguard/instep guard, but is that the norm in sanctioned competitions?

    All the available videos I've seen show fighters with only the customary shorts on their person, thoughts are welcome!

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Amateurs are sometimes required to wear shin guards. Pros are not.

    As far as specifics in your club goes you should really ask your coach.

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    we train with shinguards when sparring, but dont fight or do pad/bagwork with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark
    Amateurs are sometimes required to wear shin guards. Pros are not.

    As far as specifics in your club goes you should really ask your coach.
    This is troof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    we train with shinguards when sparring, but dont fight or do pad/bagwork with them
    Yeah same here in Aus. I've seen a couple of ladies' amatuer matches where they've used light shin guards, but other than that, they're just for sparring. Conditioning your shins is one thing. Going shin to shin in every sparring session would be insane, and you'd be injured too often to train properly.

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