Armor and weapons; are they the future of MMA?

Recently, there has been considerable use of technology in mixed martial arts. A body suit has been developed with inbuilt sensors to gauge the extent of damage inflicted by a strike on an unprotected part of the body. The UWM body armor is equipped with electronic sensor which can detect damage done by any strike on the body and then quantifies the real-life damage of an incised wound. The armor protects the wearer and displays the damage inflicted to the audience using CGI-generated 3d visuals. Such statistics can be used to tell who won in real combat by comparing the amount of damage done. UWM seeks to introduce weapons based martial arts system into the world.

Unified Weapons Master is the brain behind the suit, which not only is for protective purposes but also to determine the force on each strike. The suit is flexible and also has built-in sensors to calculate the damage inflicted by direct hits, and determining what extent of damage it does to an unprotected body.

This suit has proven to be effective since it has been tested by famous martial arts experts including World Muay Thai champion alias ‘The Arch Archangel’ Sone Vannathay.

Vannathay testified that the suit is very much protective and you can strike with as much force as possible without fearing that you may cause harm. The experience is exhilarating and hitting is also enjoyable.

According to Unified Weapons Master spokeswoman, the suit and its software is a working example and the firm is currently working to produce more of such. However, the suit is currently not available for sale but a similar training version will be made available soon. Additional capital would also be required to fund production of such suits.

Built to withstand high impact strikes

The UWM suit is built to determine the exact force and location of impact on the competitor. The suit is then furnished to process a result, just like video games, but based on real, full contact martial arts combat, instantaneously. The suit is able to endure blows from martial arts weapons that are blunt. All data on damage done is continuously gathered until a blow is received on the suit that is capable to make the opponent go out of action.

Opponents have several lives in order to extend matches. The winner is determined by the extent of injuries.

Gear needed in Mixed Martial Arts training

MMA (mixed martial arts) is the integration of different fighting styles and forms. When fighting with an opponent, the players will make use of a wide range of techniques. MMA utilizes striking arts such as kickboxing, karate, and boxing, Muay Thai with judo, jujitsu and wrestling (grappling arts). The MMA was once underground, but it has seen its rise into fully fledge contact sport watched all over the world.

What you need to start MMA

If you are new to MMA, the proper training equipment is crucial for your success. When the chips are down, protecting yourself is what every MMA fighter has to know. The first step is obtaining the right gear once meeting the procedural demands, which the MMA expects of you.

MMA Gloves

These are light as compared to standard boxing gloves. They are sometimes called grappling gloves, as there are finger openings to perform submissions and clinch maneuvers. 4 to 6 ounce of padding is a recommendation for beginners whereas the professionals use the 4 ounces. Light gloves offer speed while heavier ones offer endurance. However, light gloves cost you endurance, and heavy gloves will cost you speed. You can use the heavier gloves during training to build up endurance.

Boxing Gloves

Two techniques are commonly used in MMA; grappling and striking. When performing sparring and boxing, you will need decent gloves. Leather gloves are the best, though expensive. Always protect your sparring partner and yourself and avoid the risks of injuring your hands or knocking your partner’s head.


Proper headgear use is essential during tough and rough sparring. The headgear covers the head. Covering of jaws and cheeks is essential during tougher trainings. You can also use adjustable headgear for adaptation in most events.

Shinguards/Instep guards

Since heavy kicking is frequent in MMA, shinguards protect your shins. They can cover back of the legs, the shin, and calf. All this is for protection and comfort during a fight or training.

Mouth guard

You should never compromise the mouth guard at any cost. It is vital. Sparring without a mouth guard can result in the breaking of teeth or chipping of a tooth. To be on the safe side, go for a custom-made mouth guard, preferably from your dentist. However, if you have the money to acquire the best mouth guard there is, do not hesitate to spend. After all, it is for your protection.

Mixed Martial Arts beginner’s guide

Martial arts is considered one of the most dangerous sporting activities of all times. Mixed martial arts is famed for the many fighting tactics that its participants have. Many green fighters join the competitive world of mixed martial arts because they became disinterested in normal boxing, wrestling or other martial techniques, or they just want to go against the most elite fighters.

Below are some MMA beginner tips:

  1. Give attention to endurance

This sport takes a long time to master and you cannot be an expert in it if you do not live it; think about it all the time as your daily routine. You can put in more skill at home since the gym may not suffice your requirements in building endurance.

  1. Train on drills

You should partake on disciplines which improve muscle and strength. Building enough resistance is what makes professionals.

  1. Monitor your body change

The decision to participate in mixed martial arts should be followed by visiting the doctor for advice. Since this sport involves a lot of exhausting routines, you should constantly notify your coach your health condition and any anomalies you feel while training. This is important in coming up with a suitable working routine.

  1. Talk to other MMA fighters

MMA nowadays has become a very diverse sport and therefore, it is no surprise to find some skills which an opponent has which you can’t manage. This is important regarding your training methods and skills.

  1. Get the required gear

You should think about getting proper clothing and protective gear.

  • Considering basic clothing, men are inclined to put on shorts and a t-shirt while women put on sports bras and shorts.
  • In terms of protective gear, it is vital that men wear groin protectors, and also for all fighters to put on a mouth piece. It is very useful to put on a mouth piece and if you are not informed on how to wear it correctly, ask someone to do that for you.
  1. Pay attention to everything, especially tiny details

Majority of what you learn is hinged on fighting methodology. If you lack the right methods from the start, you will always encounter problems while fighting. Getting to know more about mixed martial arts involves making very minute adjustments to what you already know and practice from your fighting exposures, but be open to such changes because in MMA, they count.