Not all martial arts gloves are created equally. In fact, you can tell a lot about the sport an athlete competes in just by looking at their gloves. Each discipline requires a different kind. From Taekwon-Do to boxing and everything else in between. Gloves are an essential part of sparring and competition. They are a crucial aspect of reducing injuries to your hands and fingers. Hand injuries can be painful and impact your daily life, so minimising the risk is essential.