I'll be starting my students (all beginners) on basic sparring and kata-based sparring in the new year. Any recommendations on gear? I like the Tiger Claw gloves because they allow for grabbing, grappling, and throws, but I find the threading around the finger holes to be poor quality and break easily when grappling. I'm thinking about going to MMA style gloves, but I'm not sure if they provide enough padding to protect the training partner. Recommendations for hand and feet/shin gear would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!