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Can Muay Thai shorts be worn in Kickboxing or MMA?

Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA, are all performed in shorts, which logically means that they can be interchanged. Due to certain differentiations, usually Muay Thai shorts are worn only for Muay Thai; Kickboxing shorts are worn only for Kickboxing; and MMA shorts are worn only for MMA. Nonetheless, they can be used interchangeably, and Muay Thai shorts can be worn in Kickboxing or MMA, depending upon personal preference and style.

Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, Compression Shorts

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  • Mens black compression shorts

Differentiating features

Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and MMA shorts are all extremely functional. All of them offer full range of motion, are comfortable, and are available in attractive colours. The difference between the shorts is in terms of fit, cut, fabric, and design.

Polyester Silk – Blue with Red “Muay Thai” lettering


—Muay Thai shorts are loose fitting with ample room for free leg movements.
—Kickboxing and MMA shorts are medium to loose fitting, and they also provide enough room for smooth leg movements.
—MMA shorts can also be tight fitting like compression shorts and fit almost like a second skin.

Polyester – Excellent Workout Shorts


—Muay Thai shorts are cut well above the knees. They also have a cut on the sides. These side splits side enable higher knee strikes.
—Kickboxing are cut in mid-length above the knees. They usually have side splits so that high kicks can be performed with ease.
—MMA shorts are cut a little above the knees. They do not have side splits, but since they are tight fitting, they offer full range of motion.

Polyester Satin Black Shorts – Eye Design, “No Fear” Lettering


—Muay Thai shorts are made from satin, silk, polyester, or a blend of these materials. Polyester gives it a long durability, while satin or silk gives it a glossy shine.
—Kickboxing shorts are made from 100% polyester, or a blend of polyester and satin/silk.
—MMA shorts are made from Lycra or spandex blended with polyester or nylon. They can be similar to compression shorts. Polyester or nylon gives the required strength to the fabric, while Lycra or spandex makes it extremely stretchable.


—Muay Thai shorts feature bright and bold colours, usually with Thai lettering.
—Kickboxing and MMA shorts feature different shades of one or more colours in geometric patterns.
—MMA shorts if worn like a compression wear, generally feature only solid colours.

All shorts are fully functional, so that techniques can be easily executed without any restriction. They can withstand the stress of intensive practice or competition. Moreover, they also look good and are very comfortable.

Pacific Sports shorts outstanding features

Pacific Sports offers high-quality shorts for Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, and compression wear.

  • Allows full range of motion
  • 100% polyester or a blend of polyester-silk, or polyester-satin, or polyester-lycra
  • For Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, Gym & Fitness, running, crossfit, compression wear
  • Attractive designs with non-fading colours
  • Reinforced stitching to prevent tearing at pressure point areas
  • Hard-wearing and super-comfortable
  • Styled to deliver unhindered movement with full range of motion
  • Designed with side splits and Lycra stretch flex panel for added mobility when kicking
  • Secure strong fit with an elasticated waistband with improved Velcro closure
  • The waistband has an inner drawstring for a waist-hugging adjustable fit
  • Easy-care – fast drying and tear resistant
  • Some shorts have a left inside pocket to keep mouthguard, keys etc.
  • Excellent high quality
  • Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL. Please see size chart for your size
Womens compression shorts and measurement chart
Womens skintone compression shorts

Muay Thai T-shirts

Muay Thai shorts are a perfect match with Muay Thai T-shirts. Wear it over jeans or any other trouser to make a distinct fashion statement.

Classic White Cotton T-shirt – Thai Black Lettering
Classic Black Cotton T-shirt – Thai White Lettering

Pacific Sports quality

All products sold at Pacific Sports undergo rigorous testing. Numerous gyms and martial arts schools of Australia and the world, rely on the Pacific Sports quality for tough and long-lasting products, which includes uniforms, jackets, pants, belts, shoes, rash guards, compression wear, protective wear and training gear. Additionally, products offered on sale carry this same high quality but with drastically reduced prices. Moreover, if the monthly newsletter is subscribed, then an additional 10% discount is also offered.

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