The term Martial Arts can mean many different things to different people, and itís worth noting that every country has disciplines that are considered to be unique to that region. In the UK the martial arts shops often specialise in tight groups of products covering some of the more popular styles. karate, judo, kung foo, kickboxing and taekwondo are just a small selection of the hundreds of sports that martial arts shops will focus on.
Many of the well known brands such as Adidas, Spirit, Warrior, UFC and Blitz all make different pieces of equipment or clothing to suit the specific items required by the martial arts shops. Other big selling equipment items are floor mats, bags & holdalls, belts, gloves, punch bags and head guards as well as numerous books and DVDís. Not just the preserve of males, many martial arts shops can direct enthusiasts to the hundreds of clubs and associations that are set up to help females and children partake in their favourite sport.
Most martial arts shops will also sell equipment to help with general fitness such as weights, skipping ropes and hand grippers to strengthen the important grasping and holding muscles. As in every sport, thereís a huge difference in prices of clothing and equipment which is why it pays to shop around for the best bargains.