This is a list of equipment that should allow you to train and spar (weapon & open hand) at different intensities. Here it is in no
*Head gear: fencing mask, head guard, and heavier helmet--Here is a link to a couple of helmets that I modified for different levels of fighting. www.philelmore.com/martial/helmets.htm
Also, Tripplette makes a very good and affordable fencing mask. A little heavier then the old screen door types that Crafty loves so much, but still very workable. www.triplette.com
*Street Hockey gloves (Hockey gloves are ok, but have limited mobility
IMHO). Batting gloves. Lacrosse gear can be utilized as well. www.lacrosse.com
*Boxing gloves 10oz - 16oz., head gear, bags etc... www.fairtex.com
*Rattan Sticks (I prefer 31"x1"+ but what ever your comfortable with), Staff,
and quarter staff. (I play around with some synthetic ones as well--Acetyl rod).
*Training knives (rattan/aluminum and rubber).Sharkie makes a good plastic trainers. (see Edges2).
*Aluminum long blade/s (Ginunting, Barong, Kampilan,Bolo etc...) www.edges2.com
*Thai Pads, Focus pads.
*Shin pads (if you like), Belly pad.
*Wrist guards (Lameco Int. makes good ones. I have some leather ones with
large metal staples that sit flush in the leather, kind of looks like diamond
plate, that are made for the paper industry that works well- a lot cheaper
*Elbow and knee pads: Soft & hard shell.
*An R4 Rapier with a Dianamo training Saber Blade, and a D4 Dagger with the
extra strong Blade. We use for Kali Fencing.
Excellent for developing blade awareness footwork and quick
reflexes. Available from Triplette Competition Arms.www.triplette.com
*Krabi-Krabong Swords (real and training) if you are interested in playing
some KK. Some of the KK works in real well into the FMA.
Training blade: www.edges2.com
Real blades: Tic & Tac used to sell the real ones but their site has been down the last few times I have been there.
Anyway, this is a some of the equipment I like to carry around.
Mongrel Combative Arts
Rhode Island Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Assoc.