Having used all of the Hayabusa gloves before these ones work just as well at a fraction of the price. Plus, the colors are neutral as opposed to some of the more outlandish colors Hayabusa makes.
Most of the Hayabusa Ikusa line will cost around $100 while some of it falls a little bit above or below. This does seem a lot but Hayabusa can have pairs of gloves that almost cost nearly $200. This line would be perfect if it were not for the headgear, but at the same time you can get different head gear while using the rest of the gear.
The gloves come in three different styles. You have the MMA gloves, bag gloves, and regular boxing gloves. The boxing gloves come from 10 to 16 ounces and all come in multiple colors. This is Hayabusa’s economy line so they do not have the double hook and loop style for tightness on the wrist, but they Dual-X system to keep you protected when punching the bags.
Ikusa Shin Guards
The shin guards come in four different sizes from small to extra large. The best thing about these shin guards is they incorporate a different style of latching on the back which will help prevent slipping after extended use when the sweat builds up. They are made out of a synthetic leather like all of the gear in this line which is not as strong as real leather but just as comfortable.
This is the one negative aspect of the line. The headgear only comes in one size and one color.While the rest of the gear has white and black alternatives the head gear only comes in black. It is nice not to tie up the back or rely on velcro, but you do not have full headgear if you want to protect your nose since it is only one style. Plus, they feel a little light and may not be too much protection.
Ikusa Thai Pads/Focus Mitts
The Thai pads and focus mitts are just as good as the higher end Hayabusa gear. While the focus mitts do not have the non-slip inside, they are lightweight and easy to move with. This makes it better for working combinations and have a contoured backing to protect the wrist. The Thai pads are pretty thick and will help the wearer to protect them when holding them, and not hurt the person throwing kicks.