General gear and personal equipment needed to practice different martial arts.

Most Martial Arts



Full contact

Boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, MMA, etc.

Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)

See places like for the mask and gambeson.


Grappling, wrestling, sambo, judo, jujutsu, BJJ, etc. If Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), see Full contact.


Karate, taekwondo, kung fu, etc.

Japanese Swordsmanship

Olympic Style Fencing (OSF)

For official FIE competition requirements, see (or for the FIE rules in English). Note also that the masks, lames, and gloves vary depending upon whether the event is foil, epee, or saber.

Western Martial Arts (WMA) is a good page on equipment needed for WMA.

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