· Children's Karate - A full set of sparring gear for any of our children's Karate classes includes gloves, boots, headgear, mouthpiece and cup. Purchased as a set the cost is $116 plus tax. Students can wear additional protection for sparring such as shin or chest guards if they want.
· Adult's Karate - Adults are only required to wear gloves, foot protection, mouthpiece and cup for sparring. The price varies for this depending on exactly what they get, but a set of standard gear costs about $83 plus tax. Students can wear additional protection for sparring such as headgear and shin guards if they prefer.
· Muay Thai - For Muay Thai sparring students are required to wear gloves, shin guards, mouthpiece and cup. A set of these will cost about $68. Muay Thai students also need to wear gloves and shin guards for day to day classes.
· MMA - Since our MMA sparring training sessions consist of a mix of different martial arts happening in that session the gear required can vary. Generally, if the focus is actual MMA, students wear smaller fingerless MMA style gloves, shin guards, cup and mouthpiece. When the focus is on ’stand-up’ sparring students default to that required for Muay Thai sparring. In grappling mode ‘no-gi’ clothing is worn along with MMA style gloves, cup and mouthpiece.
At present we are returning to focusing on sparring or Kumite the third full week of every month in our Karate classes. In Muay Thai we are returning to sparring or 'technical sparring' more often at the end of classes. Team sparring will also be held on a weekly basis.
Students who may not already have the required gear for their classes need to make sure that they have a properly fitting set of the required gear. Remember that we provide big discounts on all gear purchased at ZenQuest. Plus, we are more than happy to steer you toward the right equipment and insuring the proper fit.
Please let us know if you have any questions going forward. Once again thanks for your continued support!