For many martial arts styles, tournament sparring is the pinnacle of the sport. Within a few square metres of mats you have an opportunity to express all of the skills you’ve acquired over years of training. Make sure you're equipped with the best chest protection possible.
We offer a range of chest guards – from full, rigid protection for the upper body, to flexible sports bra protectors. Choosing the right gear depends on your sport and your preferences. Take a look at the options:
The EconoGuard is the most commonly used protector in women’s fencing, and it’s also certified for martial arts. The EconoGuard fastens to the body with elastic straps and can be worn over a t-shirt or sports bra.
The CoolGuard is a specially designed sports bra with two separate plastic cups that can be inserted and removed. This protector is used in martial arts, boxing, football, basketball, and other contact sports.
The BodyGuard is the best Karate protector on the market. Used by male and female athletes, it’s CE certified and approved by the World Karate Federation.
FoilGuard – extra protection, extra comfort
The FoilGuard is a soft protective layer worn under a rigid chest protector. Developed specifically for FIE, it’s mandatory for women in Foil Fencing, and an optional extra for male competitors.
World beating quality
QP Sport is a small company with a big vision: to develop and manufacture the world’s best protective breast and chest guards. Since 1981, we’ve been doing just that from our base in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Over the years we’ve asked thousands of customers what kind of activity they’ll be using their QP Sport Chest Guard for. We’ve always known that we have many customers who use them for Fencing and Karate and other combat sports, but we’re fascinated by the wide array of other sports our customers engage in too.
As you might expect, combat sports and martial arts as a whole feature heavily in the list of codes (see our cool chart below). But we’re also seeing an increasing uptake in soccer (football if you’re a purist), American football, and rugby. Which is not surprising given the level of contact athletes can expect playing these sports at a competitive level. Hockey, Basketball, Baseball and even Paintball round out the list.
We’d love to hear your stories from your chosen sport. Tell us a little about what you get up to wearing your chestguard and any close calls it may have saved you from. If we end up using your story in a website or social media post we’ll not only give you a $100 voucher for our online store, we’ll give your sports club a plug.
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