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MikeJD
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Under Gi chest protector Reply with quote

Hi all, can anyone recommend a good chest protector that fits under a Gi?
Injuring the same rib repeatedly. I know, work on blocking that kick

No one wears the over Gi protectors in my karate tournament experience. So I'd rather wear one incognito.
Doesn't have to be bulletproof, just something that can soften the blow a little.

thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t wear chest protectors, so I don’t have much advice. While we’re at it, are you looking for chest protection, rib protection, or both?

Working as an athletic trainer (sports med, not personal trainer), I put a lot of my athletes in McDavid padded shirts. Mainly football, lacrosse and basketball guys. Others like Nike and Reebok make them too, but McDavid makes a better product in this instance and for less money.

A few reasons they might not be exactly what you’re looking for:

They don’t do ribs AND chest; only one or the other.
They may have padding in places you don’t want it, like the spine
The padding may not be heavy enough for you

They’ll take the sting off, but they’re not like the huge TKD pads. I’d try them, as they’re relatively inexpensive and are probably returnable.

https://www.titleboxing.com/title-ultra-light-molded-chest-guard?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuMPQ0Zj85AIVk4vICh3s5QdzEAQYDCABEgJYAPD_BwE

Title boxing makes a light chest and rib protector. No experience with it, but I own some other Title stuff like gloves and a small bag. Everything I’ve seen has been great quality and value, so if this is more what you’re after, they’re a safe gamble IMO.

https://www.titleboxing.com/title-ultra-light-molded-chest-guard?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuMPQ0Zj85AIVk4vICh3s5QdzEAQYDCABEgJYAPD_BwE
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, I think the McDavid padded shirt should work great. I just need it for the ribs. They need more time to heal.
I have a big bulky taekwondo chest protector but only use it for heavy sparring practice.
I'll have to give one a try and see how it works.

thanks for the advice.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow I linked to Title twice, when I wanted to link to McDavid...

https://www.mcdavidusa.com/search?q=Shirt&_=pf&pf_pt_product_type=Protection
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