Blood and Iron Martial Artstrain fighters in Historical European Martial Arts, or HEMA for short. What does that mean? A lot of hard striking with swords, axes and blunt instruments. As you might guess that makes chest protection really important.
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. Read more >
Our sports bras and chest protectors are used by athletes around the world in both professional & amateur competitions.