Although most sparring involves going light, it’s still best to have maximum protection when doing so. And the most important part of the body that needs protection is the head. And to protect the head, it’s preferable to have headgear.
Although it can sometimes be difficult to see while wearing headgear, it’s a lot better to be safe than sorry. Getting hit in the head is a very likely occurrence if you do boxing, Muay thai or MMA. You can certainly wear mouth guards, but if you seek maximum protection, get yourself heard gear.
For safety purposes, even if you do wear this, avoid going hard when sparring. Always aim to go light and keep yourself in control. Safety is primary when learning martial arts.
Recommended supplement tools with headgear:
- Shin guards (if you’re doing kickboxing).