Question: Can you use soccer shin guards for MMA?

Another question I get asked is if you can use soccer shin guards for Muay Thai or MMA, and the answer is absolutely NOT. Soccer shin guards are very hard and are made with a completely different material than Muay Thai shin guards.

Where should shin guards sit MMA?

Ideally, shin guards should fit you perfectly a little above your ankle and go a couple of inches below your knee.

How do you know what size shin guards to get?

To determine your size, measure the length of the shin from the center of the kneecap to the top of the boot of the skate with when your leg is bent at a 90 degree angle. A proper fit enables the knee pad portion of the shin guard to sit directly in the center of the kneecap.

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