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Spartacus Maximus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:58 pm    Post subject: The bare bones minimum Reply with quote

Assuming one had a couple of students and a place to train. What would be considered the minimum essential training equipment to have? Let’s also assume that the place is rented and nothing can be left there. Everything just be portable or easily removable after each session is done.

What items would you get and why?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you plan to do, but for me, it would be sparring gloves, mouthguard, groin protector, and a pair of Thai pads, or some other kind of striking mitts. If you could do mats, that would be ideal, but for bare minimum, this would cover the vast majority of partnered training. You have the safety equipment to spar with, and pads you can use to work your techniques and combinations with full power, to make up for the fact that you won't be going full-force with everything in sparring. Throws and takedowns will have to be done with control, though, or skipped entirely, without mats to fall on.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you want to teach but Noah's list covers it. Heck if you only want to teach kata and kihon you wouldn't even need anything, just a clear space.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about striking pads, mitts or shields. Things that could easily be carried every time they’re needed as nothing can be left/stored at the training area due to use by other groups for different purposes.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realistically, all you need is the space. If you have some money, striking pads, shields, and loaner mitts would be ideal. When I started karate in '02 my teacher was new to teaching and didn't have anything built up for it. He used the dues he got from us to buy pads and mitts. Eventually, he got enough students to rent out a space at an MMA gym that allowed us to use their bags, bobs, and the like.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree on the thoughts about some striking pads of some sort. As a TKDer, I always enjoyed kicking on those clapper pads, too. Big, thick kicking shields are great if you can't have a heavy bag.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Kicking Shield or BOB and some focus mitts, at the barest minimum. For the most, practically any MA training equipment is portable, if one thinks about it.



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