When it comes to sparring it is fair to say that the Filipino Martial Arts offers the fastest and most exhilarating form. Tournaments are high speed, exhausting and extremely exciting. If the equipment is right then it also great fun. The hands are often targeted by competitors at tournaments as this makes for a quick disarm or injury reducing effectiveness. The problem has always been to protect the hands whilst retaining maximum grip of the stick. These gloves offer maximum protection to the hands whilst allowing the palms to be completely free inside the protection to hold the stick without interference. These are the official WEKAF Gloves sanctioned for tournaments recognised by the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation whose headquarters and registration is located in Cebu, Philippines but with a worldwide international representation.