Plamen is a dedicated student of martial arts from Bulgaria. He has been training for the last 14 years first in karate and kickboxing, before settling in for MMA for the last 5 years. Plamen truly enjoys the subtle nuances and intricacies both physical and mental that make martial arts the ultimate form of self-discovery. He has a few amateur kickboxing fights and currently trains with and helps a stable of professional and amateur MMA fighters.

Writing about martial arts is also something Plamen is passionate about, so he uses his accumulated knowledge to write news updates, technical breakdowns, analyses and other forms of content made to entertain and educate everyone interested in martial arts. 

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Regardless of your chosen discipline, be it boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, or kickboxing, you will need boxing gloves to train. Choosing the right ones in the saturated market may be daunting, especially if this is your first time. Luckily, we have made this guide that will make your path easier and help you buy gloves that will help your progress in your martial art, not hinder it.HeaderBest Boxing GlovesBest Boxing

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Choosing a martial art is daunting, and detailed comparisons are handy in those situations. There are so many styles and sub-styles out there, but two of the most popular ones, thanks to them being Olympic sports, are Judo and Taekwondo. But what is the difference between them? Judo is a Japanese grappling martial art that uses throws and grappling techniques to take an opponent to the ground and control him

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Boxing gloves are the most critical gear for boxing and striking combat sports. Even if you are training in MMA, striking sparring is still done with heavy boxing gloves. The common principles in decent gyms dictate that you use one pair of gloves for bag work and another for sparring. Bag gloves have firmer padding that gives you more feedback and is more durable. In contrast, sparring gloves are big and

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If you are drawn to striking martial arts, few offer the dynamics and excitement of kickboxing. As the name suggests, it includes boxing and kicking, which may be too broad a description. Many full-contact martial arts, like Muay Thai, Savate, and Sanda, fall under the kickboxing category. Then there are light contact and point fighting styles, also considered kickboxing. But what most people refer to when they talk about kickboxing

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Muay Thai came off the battlefield and became a sport in the 19th century. Then, in the 20th century, the traditional martial art came into contact with western boxing and adopted many aspects, including equipment like boxing gloves and shorts. The Thais quickly transformed the boring one-color shorts into something completely new with exciting designs, loud colors, and graphics. Today, Muay Thai shorts are even widely sold as a souvenir.

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Plamen Kostov

Muay Thai came off the battlefield and became a sport in the 19th century. Then, in the 20th century, the traditional martial art came into contact with western boxing and adopted many aspects, including equipment like boxing gloves and shorts.The Thais quickly transformed the boring one-color shorts into something completely new with exciting designs, loud colors, and graphics.Today, Muay Thai shorts are even widely sold as a souvenir. Still, we

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