The Drako Semi Contact Gloves are our newest option for hand safety during sparring training. Thicker and better padded than conventional foam dipped hand guards, these semi-contact gloves offer far greater protection to the knuckle and thumb areas. Additionally, the outer shell is made from a high-grade PU (polyurethane) material and high-density padding in the inner core and is well used in contact karate and the ITF (International Taekwondo Federation). These are ideal gloves during training and sparring sessions with full arm protection and lightweight foam surrounded by nylon.
Drako ensures that all factories that manufacture their products are ISO approved. This means that the factories meet acceptable, safe, and humane working conditions for labourers.
Wearing protective gear during intense training sessions is of utmost importance, as we have accepted after years of suffering preventable injuries. However, knowing what to look for in your equipment is essential in efforts to protect yourself and find longevity in your equipment. Here are some helpful points to consider when deciding which gear is right for you:
1) What material is used in construction?
2) What protective qualities are unique to the model?
3) How easy is it to clean the product?
4) Tight, yet comfortable fit for mobility?
5) Is cheaper necessarily better? What aspects are you sacrificing for the price?
6) Are you paying more for the brand or the functionality?
To feel confident in yourself, you must first feel confident in your equipment. We at Bushido recommend you make your own short list of questions, and be sure to feel confident in answering all of them before committing to bringing something new into your training regime!