The shape of the 7oz glove was evolved to become more rounded after the 2014 IMMAF Championships to prevent (accidental) eye pokes. Increased padding in the amateur gloves compared to the typical professional model lowers incidence of lacerations.Quality improvement over time has led to firmer grip and thumb lock, better dynamism and comfort, as well as less reported damages and therefore less replacements during events. Following the 2017 IMMAF World Championships, the latest improvement is to the stitching of the little finger (adjusted for a reduction in width) for better fit and comfort and improved performance.
Shinguards were introduced with the inaugural IMMAF World Championships in 2014 to prevent lower limb injuries in striking phases, such as shin fractures, and to dissipate pain during shin to shin contact.Grappling style or Hybrid Shinguards with neoprene backing have been adopted for IMMAF competition rather than Muay Thai style to prevent them from coming off during tussles on the ground. Changes in design have included in the material,from an embossed plastic and fabric combination to full neoprene.
Rash Guard and Shorts
IMMAF amateurs (male and female) wear rash guard tops for competition, as well as shorts, in Olympic combat colours of red and blue, representing red or blue corner.Visually this sets IMMAF elite Amateur MMA apart.
The Rash guard and Shorts is Made of Top Quality Laycra elasticated material, with elegant sumlimated authentic Green Hill Design, used in IMMAF competitions, IMMAF Approved.