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Student Uniforms

All students should train in a uniform. Student uniforms can cost as little $17 with a typical price of between $20 - $30. We recommend that each student purchase two uniforms since we train twice a week. Using permament marker, you should write the student's first name on the lapel of the uniform.

Please make sure that the uniform is all white, unless the student is a black belt. Uniforms may be either v-neck or drawstring ("Wrapped") but the sleeve should reach to the wrist and the pant leg to the top of the foot.

Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, all student uniforms purchased should come with a white belt.

Below are some suggested uniforms that you can purchase from Amazon.com. Click on any of the images to taken to the Amazon site. Make sure to check the manufacturer's size chart to get the proper length for the student's height since sizes may vary a lot between manufacturers.

Pro Force 6 oz. Elastic Drawstring Lightweight Student Uniform Tokyodo Taekwondo Uniform, Jacket, Pants & White Belt – 8.5 Oz, Medium Weight Tiger Claw 6 OZ Essential Tae Kwon Do (TKD) Uniform

Protective Gear

Southbury Taekwon-do takes safety very seriously so before any student can spare, they must put on protective gear such as gloves and a helmet. While the school does have a limit quantities of protective gear that it can lend out, we strongly recommend students purchase gear for their personal use.

Except for the class for ages 4 - 7, all students should have a mouth guard, head gear, gloves, and foot pads. Males students should also have a groin protection. Students in class for ages 4 - 7 should have at least head gear, gloves, and a mouth guard.


Mouth Guards:

Don't bother with high-priced mouth guards since a $4-$10 mouth guard works just as well. The better mouth guards allow you to mold it to the student's teeth after heating the mouth guard in very hot water for 10-20 seconds. You may wish to purchase a carrying case for the mouth guard. Mouth guard should be cleaned with mouthwash at least once a week, if not with each use. We recommend having a spare mouth guard available in case one accidentally drops on the floor during class.

Below are some suggested mouth guards that you can purchase from Amazon.com. Click on any of the images to taken to the Amazon site.

Moldable Mouth Guard 4 Pack Moldable Mouth Guards with Case 2 Pack Moldable Mouth Guards with Case

Hand Gear (sparring gloves):

Gloves may be of any color but should entirely cover the fingers. Most student gloves are made of foam with a vinyl coating. Mixed Martial Arts gloves (fingerless or half finger boxing gloves, grappling mitts, etc.) are not allowed. You should write the student's name or initials on each piece of equipment. Gloves can vary a lot in price but can be as inexpensive as $10 - $20 a pair.

Below are some suggested sparring gloves that you can purchase from Amazon.com. Click on any of the images to taken to the Amazon site.


Foot Gear (sparring boots):

Foot gear may be of any color. Make sure that the toes are completely covered. Some gear include shin pads but, while recommended, are optional. You should write the student's name or initials on each piece of equipment. A pair of boots typically costs between $8 and $30.

Below are some suggested sparring boots that you can purchase from Amazon.com. Click on any of the images to taken to the Amazon site.



Head Gear (sparring helmets):

Head gear may be of any color. Most helmets are made of foam with a vinyl coating. A clear plastic face shield for the head gear is optional but highly recommended. Head gear typically costs around $15 - $20 without a face shield and upwards of $60 for a helmet with a face shield.



Groin Protection:

Groin protection is not required except for males during sparing.


Sparring Gear Combos:

You can save a lot by purchasing a bundle. These typically run from $50 - $150 depending upon the size, number of pieces and options.


Optional Equipment

While the following items are not required, they are popular among students and come recommended.

Balance Pad to improve balance, coordination, strength, core muscles, motor-skill training, overall stability and help prevent injuries. Double-Sided Kicking Pad, set of 2, to be used for target kicking practice to enhance accuracy and develop stronger strikes; Built-in boards inside the pads produce a loud striking sound when hit helping you measure the efficiency of your kicks and accuracy of your strikes. Punching mitt to sharpen ones technique.
Re-breakable Practice Boards: just slide together and start breaking! Thick vinyl-covered foam gives protection over the entire chest, sternum, top of shoulder, and kidney area. Large Striking Pad for punches, kicks, elbow strikes, etc.


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