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Martial arts protective equipment for kids?

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Martial arts protective equipment for kids?

Hi, I have two kids in Jujitsu class.
They have a tournament coming up and need protective equipment (head-guard, MMA-style gloves, shin guards) to participate.
The ones that the club sells are crappy.
The ones that the instructor sells are expensive.

Where can one get decent quality, inexpensive equipment for children aged 7-10 in the GTA (preferably Richmond-Hill area)?
Used in good condition is OK.

Thanks,
Alex.
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if its a jiujitsu tournament why would they need all those protective equipments? sounds like they are competing in MMA instead of BJJ........
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azn_pnoy wrote:
Nov 11th, 2011 4:53 am
if its a jiujitsu tournament why would they need all those protective equipments? sounds like they are competing in MMA instead of BJJ........
Original (Japanese) JJ, not BJJ.

That said, MMA-style protective equipment would work great.
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Alexo wrote:
Nov 11th, 2011 7:30 am
Original (Japanese) JJ, not BJJ.

That said, MMA-style protective equipment would work great.

just so you know, what your kids are doing might not be real JJJ.
most so-called JJJ stuff out there is usually a hodge-podge of karate with judo with aikido. there are a few schools that come from legit lineage, but most don't.
having said that, that doesn't mean these jujutsu schools are bad. just because something doesn't have a clean lineage doesn't mean that it isn't good. but, i've always found it funny that these are called 'Japanese' Jujutsu. it would be more accurate to call it American jujutsu, because that's where a lot of these were developed. there are some euro stuff, but it isn't as big as the american stuff. are your kids doing daito-ryu? that's probably the most well known real JJJ.
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ippon wrote:
Nov 11th, 2011 9:44 am
just so you know, what your kids are doing might not be real JJJ.

Can we get back on topic please?

I can discuss this at length with you AFTER I get the answer to my question, or in another thread.
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I'm interested too. All Star Martial Arts in Oak Ridges has the equipment for something around $250. I don't know how crappy or expensive (comparative) is this so I'm looking for other opinions.
Also, something I wonder: if I buy the equipment from somewhere else, not from the club, will they have objections?
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arm2000 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2011 11:26 am
I'm interested too. All Star Martial Arts in Oak Ridges has the equipment for something around $250. I don't know how crappy or expensive (comparative) is this so I'm looking for other opinions.
Also, something I wonder: if I buy the equipment from somewhere else, not from the club, will they have objections?
If you know exactly what you want I would say to do google searches for martial arts supply and order from the cheapest place you can (most likely in the states). I used to do martial arts a long time ago - and back then there weren't that many supply stores - we would actually buy when at tournaments. You should also check kijiji/craigslist. If you need to size the stuff (and thus need an actual store) look on google and find an actual store in toronto and then just ask them what this stuff typically costs and what the difference between good and bad equipment is. I would have to say that you can almost definitely find a better price than 250. You may also want to specify EXACTLY what equipment you are looking for so people can get a better idea (i.e. head guard, feet/hand gaurds, a stronger 'gi' than what the kids use in practice.....
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I specified exactly what I'm looking for in the first post of the thread.
arm2000 may be looking for different things.
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Found kid-sized gloves on fighterwarehouse.com but still looking for headgear (boxing or mma).
Please help.
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