It’s that time of year again: AWMA Blog Gift Guide season!
With the holidays fast approaching, we’ve put together a new collection of some of AWMA’s top-selling and most beloved martial arts gear to help you find the perfect gift for the martial artists in your life. Whether you’re shopping for a beginner, a seasoned veteran, or even a fitness buff who likes incorporating martial arts drills into their workout routines, there’s something here for every level of experience and interest.
Gifts For New Martial Artists
Starting a new martial art is an exciting experience, but it can also be an overwhelming one — and sometimes a pricey one. You have a whole new world of techniques and traditions waiting for you, but you’ll probably need to step out of your comfort zone. And you’ll need to invest in some training gear to help you get the most of your practice.
Here are some items that can make a new training journey less stressful and more thrilling for the rookie martial artist in your life.
ProForce® Ultra Mesh Bag
You can never go wrong with a good gear bag. Every athlete at every level needs at least one for storing and carrying their training, sparring, and cross-training gear. Give your fledgling martial artist the gift of a solid starter bag with the ProForce® Ultra Mesh Bag. Measuring 22” x 12” x 12’ with a zippered front pocket, it’s big and versatile enough to transport training and sparring gear for any martial art. And it’s Ultra Channeling Ventilation® mesh fabric will help rookies deal with one of the biggest challenges in all martial arts training: keeping your gear fresh.
ProForce® Rebreakable Board
A strong blend of style and substance makes ProForce® Rebreakable Boards a great gift choice for new martial artists. They’re cool enough to spark interest in even the most reluctant rookie. And they’re well crafted enough to make them an excellent tool for anyone who wants to fine tune their developing striking and focus skills at home between classes. Available in Yellow (1/4″), Blue (5/16″), Red (3/8″) and Black (5/8”).
ProForce® Lightning Sparring Headgear
Budget conscious martial artists who are trying out contact training or sparring for the first time often use sparring gear provided by the gym for the first sessions. This is a useful option for many people, because it gives them a chance to figure out whether they want to continue and what they want in sparring gear before they invest in their own. But not everyone feels comfortable using communal gym gear. You can treat someone to skipping that step with a high quality piece of sparring equipment like ProForce® Lightning Sparring Headgear. Designed to cover the head while allowing for neck mobility, normal hearing, and ventilation, this headgear is a great gift idea for more seasoned martial artists, too. Comes in sizes Child – XX-Large and 8 different colors.
Gifts For Martial Artists Who Are Levelling Up
They’ve got the gear. They’ve learned their fundamentals. Here are some gifts you can get the more seasoned martial artists in your life to celebrate where they’ve been and support where they’re going.
Demo III Black Practice Foam Nunchaku with Red Dragon
A pair of Demo III Black Practice Foam Nunchaku with Red Dragon is a solid choice for Karate, Kobudo, Hapkido, and Erskrima practitioners who are making their first steps into martial arts weapons training. These practice nunchakus are foam padded for extra comfort, and are designed to fit comfortably in a beginner’s hands.
Round Burned Rattan Speedchuck
These martial arts weapons are an effective and stylish gift for anyone who is further along in their nunchaku training. Lightweight and very durable, the Round Burned Rattan Speedchuck are AWMA’s best selling nunchaku. And they can go as fast as they sell. Thanks to the design of their ball bearing swivel cap and chain, these speedchucks can make up to 2,500 revolutions per minute.
Rattan Escrimas II
If you’re shopping for someone who has an interest in pursuing traditional Filipino martial arts, a set of Escrima sticks are a must-have. And ProForce’s Rattan Escrimas II are a great choice for any skill and experience level. Made of a lightweight, yet very durable rattan, these martial arts weapons come in two designs (plain and tiger pattern) and four sizes, so there’s an option for almost every size and taste. Sold individually.
Karate Belt Display Wood Rack
Do you know someone who has recently received a belt promotion in their martial arts training? You can celebrate the season and their accomplishments with a Karate Belt Display Wood Rack.This classically designed display piece can hold up to 10 Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, or Judo belts of any size. For an added touch, you can also spring for custom engraving.
Gifts For Everyone – Including People Who Don’t Train In Martial Arts
Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a complete rookie, a seasoned competitor, or someone who’s just looking for a good workout, these products have a little something for everyone.
ProForce® Leatherette Boxing Glove
People who are interested in taking up a striking discipline like Boxing, Muay Thai, or MMA need new gloves like ProForce® Leatherette Boxing Glove to start training. Veteran boxers, Muay Thai fighters, and mixed martial artists could always use a backup pair. And people who are looking for a fun and intense new form of cardio training that also does a great job of toning your arms can use a pair to start boxercise or fitness kickboxing classes. Depending on your budget, you could even add a pair of focus pads or a heavy bag and give them the gift of an a great at-home workout setup.
Who couldn’t use a little help with their flexibility and mobility training. If you’re shopping for anyone who wants to open up their hips for better grappling, a more fluid fight stance, the ability to do a head kick, or just move and feel better in daily life, the ProForce® Stretchmaster could be exactly what they need. With a solid base and padded back rest, the Stretchmaster gives you a comfortable workout. Simply turn the gear-driven crank and the leg holders with attached wheels allow you to stretch beyond 180°.
ProForce® Competition Bo Staff
The appeal of a ProForce® Competition Bo Staff is obvious. It’s a wonderful addition to anyone’s martial arts weapons training arsenal. But they can also be a creative gift idea for fitness buffs. There’s a whole range of bodyweight exercises that require the use of a wooden dowel, like overhead squats, standing twists, sidebends, and bodyweight good mornings. A bo staff is a durable and economical alternative to a plain old dowel. Available in six lengths.