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About whistlekick Sparring Gear & Martial Arts Apparel

whistlekick Sparring Gear About PageThank you for visiting whistlekick martial arts sparring gear and apparel. We were founded on the idea that martial arts products didn't have to be mass-produced junk. Everything we do is with quality and value in mind, just like the way we train. Yes - we're martial artists, too! You can read the story from our founder here.

We founded Whistlekick, LLC in 2010 with the hope that we could improve on the poor-quality protective sparring gear that is so common in today's karate, tae kwon do and other martial arts schools. It took a significant amount of time and money to launch whistlekick, but it was worth the wait and expense - we think you'll agree.


We ship in the US using USPS (free) or UPS / FedEx for an additional fee. International shipments are via the postal service. Yes, we do ship to APO/FPO addresses.

Orders of in-stock product are generally packed and shipped the next business day. Exceptions may occur due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We'll send you a tracking number once your order ships.


Did you end up with the wrong size? If so, we'd be happy to work with you to get the correct size. If it's sparring gear we're talking about, please make sure to check the size chart on the product page you ordered from. If it's apparel, that's generally a bit easier. Regardless, we don't charge additional shipping in the case of exchanges. We just want you to be happy with your purchase.

Refunds & Returns

We will accept returns of unused product so long as it is in condition for resale, meaning that it doesn't show any signs of wear. If you'd like to return a product you ordered, please contact us so we can direct you where to send it and refund your payment. All requests for returns must be made within 30 days of purchase.

We're proud to be members of VBSR - Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, a group with a mission to: "foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens."