I could not say that the quality of Muay Thai equipment has no direct impact to the achievement of the training or the competition result, because it does!! (at least in some ways, that will be described later in this article). The quality of equipment is the key element for learners and teachers to pay attention to. Some arguments have been mentioned is if I said so, why fighters in ancient time were so expert and acquired very high skills of Muay Thai even though there were no modern equipment at all. I would also agree with this objection because in the past, the purpose of Muay Thai is purely for martial arts as well as the art of killing when soldiers had to use the arts of Muay Thai to kill enemies. So the training in the past was completely about using weapons together with Muay Thai and also the format of training is completely different.
When the modern era of Muay Thai has arrived. It’s not for the battle anymore, but instead, it a kind of sport martial art. So what all people concern is about safety and this brings the public attention of the importance of Muay Thai equipment. Just like any other kind of sports that there must be some kind of equipments to maintain safety and Muay Thai is also one of them. Why we have to do hand wrapping, why we have to wear gloves etc. It is really obvious that using equipment concerns abut safety. But how this equipment related to the achievement of the training. This is quite simple and logical to answer that would you want to take any kind of sport training if you feel it is not safe for you? These equipments keep you be safe and be able to continue practice without severe injuries during the training and that’s why you have to focus on the quality of the equipment that you use as well.