Boxing equipment 7

The goals of this module are

  • to give an overview of basic boxing equipment and
  • to provide low-cost alternatives for when professionnel equipment is not readily available.

Ideal Group size:

Up to 30




  • Boxing equipment (to demonstrate the material to be used in class)

Materials for download:

External resources:


How it’s done




Alternative / Usage

Hand wraps  2.5m long cotton or polyester bandages with a velcro closure used for wrapping HANDS Strips of cotton from a sheet, elastic bandages.Hand wraps are important for boxers to wear under the gloves while training. It helps in preventing your knuckles from injuries when you make a punch. It also prevent the boxer from breaking her hand while making punches
Boxing gloves Ideally, you would like to have one pair per participant or at least one or two pairs per group DIFFERENT TYPES OF GLOVESi)                     Sparring gloves – weigh between 14 to 15 ounces.ii)                   Matches gloves – weigh between 8 to 10 ounces.iii)                 Punching gloves – are padded not like the rest.
Hand pads Pads that are worn on hands and used to practice throwing punches by a partner or various partners Open palm, or palm with towel/cloth wrapped around it to create cushioning.Hand pads- are held by the trainers for the participants to punch during training. The hand pads help the trainer in teaching the participants about movements, target hitting and combinations
Punching Bag  – helps in speed work and strength Large leather, vinyl or canvas bags hung from the ceiling and used for punching exercises Make your own: Fill any sturdy sack (made from a material that is not abrasive and won’t break if punched) or a back pack with clothes or other soft materials, either hung or held during exercises
Shoes Ideally, shoes with good ankle support should be worn when boxing If proper boxing shoes are not available, then it is important the participants wear shoes that are stable on their foot and are not too large so that their foot slides around. This could lead to rolling or spraining ankles. Participants should not wear sandals. Depending on the floor or space and if it is safe, bare feet are better than sandals.
Head gear Head protectors Prevents damage to head and injuries
Mouth guard Mouth guard Helps prevent mouth injuries or losing teeth
Clothing T-shirts or long sleeve shirts with shorts or long athletic pants Alternatives can be any clothing that participants feel comfortable boxing in, depending on their community and culture. When possible, participants should avoid wearing tight jeans or heavy, thick or restricting clothing that would not be conducive to regular athletic movements.

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