Let’s face it; the purpose of Muay Thai, boxing, and mixed martial arts, the end goal, is to do as much damage as possible to our opponent while minimizing the amount of damage done to us. That is the essence of any combat sport; hurt them more than they hurt us. With this emphasis on brutality in competition, we must train to a certain level of reality, or “aliveness.” Aliveness in training is what makes our arts so much more effective than many other traditional, non-contact fighting styles. What this means for the boxer, the Muay Thai practitioner, and the mixed martial artist is that you’re going to be taking punches, kicks, knees and elbows to the dome piece on a regular basis in training. You absolutely must invest in proper head protection to help minimize the amount of trauma done to your brain while training and competing. There is no way around it; if you get hit enough, you will sustain some sort of brain injury. Wearing inferior quality, poor fitting headgear multiplies the dangers of brain injury exponentially. For serious head protection, take a look at what storied Muay Thai equipment and apparel manufacturer Windy has to offer. They’ve been putting out top-quality Muay Thai gear for over sixty years, and their reputation has earned them an actual retail location attached to the legendary Lumpinee Stadium. Windy offers several designs of headgear, each of which gives you a better chance of staying on your feet when your sparring partner gets a little overzealous in his combinations. Taking punches and kicks to an unprotected head while training does not make you tougher. On the contrary, continued, sustained impacts to the head will gradually chip away at your granite chin, leaving you more susceptible to knock outs later in your career. Please, protect your brain. Buy a Windy headgear from MMA Industries.