TKL Approved Sparring Gear

TKL Approved Sparring Equipment

If you are unsure about whether your equipment is TKL approved  sparring gear, please contact Mike Johnson at mjohnson@texasblackbelt.net to verify your equipment before competing in any TKL tournament.

Hand Gear

The padded hand gear must cover the majority of the hand,  fingers, and thumb. Any color dipped-foam gear is preferred but cloth and leatherette materials are allowed. No leather materials or boxing gloves. Samples of TKL approved hand gear:

Samples of hand gear NOT approved to wear at TKL tournaments:

Feet Gear

All padded kicking gear must cover the top, sides, and back of feet. All toes must be covered. Back of heel must be padded. No shoe-like feet gear with any sole are allowed. Any color dipped-foam gear is preferred but cloth and leatherette materials are allowed. No leather materials. Samples of TKL approved feet gear:

Samples of feet gear NOT approved to wear at TKL tournaments:

Head Gear

All head gear must have thick and adequate padding covering the front forehead, sides, top, and back of the head. Face shields may be attached to head gear. Any color dipped-foam gear is preferred but cloth, leatherette, vinyl, and leather materials are allowed. Samples of TKL approved head gear:

Samples of head gear NOT approved to wear at any TKL tournament.

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