If it is your first session, please wear loose clothing, like a t-shirt/vest and tracksuit bottoms/shorts that will allow free movement. If you have them, martial arts trousers (including those from other martial arts like Karate or Taekwondo) are ideal.

We place a stash order in Michaelmas term for branded society t-shirts, hoodies, and jackets. Join our mailing list or Facebook page to hear about this.


Kickboxing uses a variety of pads for protection during training and sparring. The society has enough kit to lend to people in most sessions, but most people prefer to buy their own once they have decided to continue training. We organise a large kit order in the middle of Michaelmas term each year, with smaller orders throughout the rest of Michaelmas and Lent.

A full set of sparring equipment consists of:

  • Helmet
  • Mouth guard
  • Hand wraps
  • 10oz boxing gloves
  • Groin guard (compulsory for men, optional for women)
  • Breast shield (optional for women)
  • Shin pads
  • Foot pads