Windy Shin Guards
Kicking with the shins is an integral part of the violence that is Muay Thai. Many other striking arts, such as Tae Kwon Do and Savate, throw their kicks with the intention of landing with the foot… a dicey proposition when one considers the myriad small, fragile bones that compose the human foot. The kicks may look cool, but oftentimes they’re just as likely to damage the attacker as they are the defender. Plus, landing a kick with the foot can lead to a slapping impact instead of a crashing, damaging impact. In Muay Thai, we land unchambered kicks with our shins; we’re basically swinging baseball bats at our opponent’s legs, body, and head. It does a ton of damage, but you’ve gotta get it under control when training. This is why it’s important to pick up some high-quality shin guards specially designed for Muay Thai. In any Muay Thai gear conversation, it’s impossible not to mention Windy, the historical Thai company that first opened its factory doors in 1951. They’ve been hard at work making competition proven, tough as nails Muay Thai equipment and apparel since then, and their shin guards are no different. They offer several different designs that range from the basic traditional Thai shin guards with belt buckle closure, all the way to their deluxe models, which boast features such as double hook and loop closure with additional elastic straps for security, extended impact zones around the instep of the foot and at the top of the shin, and high tech, extra dense padding to disburse impact. Windy makes simple, no-BS products that do exactly what they’re supposed to do, and they do it really well. For top of the line, understated yet beautiful products, you can’t go wrong with Windy…especially when you buy from MMA Industries!
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