Hand injuries are a major concern to Kick boxers.  There are so many small bones in your hands and wrists, it is absolutely imperative that you take every precaution available to protect them.  Proper hand wrapping is the best method of preventing an injury that could keep you out of this great sport.  We recognize the importance of protecting your hands and have provided the following easy 10 step instruction to teach you one the methods.

Please keep in mind that this is a general guide and other methods do exist. We feel that the method below is a good starting point and covers all the basic points of proper hand protection.
Step 1
Your hand should be held open in a relaxed position, with your fingers spread apart. Begin by placing the hand wrap thumb loop around your thumb and be sure that the 'This Side Down' text on the hand wrap is against your skin. Bring the wrap across the back of your hand and wrap around your wrist 2 or 3 times.

Be sure to wrap high enough (2" to 3" up from your wrist joint) on the wrist to maximize support. You want to keep the hand wrap snug throughout this process, but not so tight that it will cut off your circulation.
Step 2
From the wrist, bring the wrap across the back of your hand and around your palm, then across the top of your knuckles.
Step 3
Wrap around the knuckle area 2 to 3 times. From the top of your knuckles, wrap across the back of your hand toward your wrist and around. This will create an 'x' pattern across the back of the hand.

Repeat the 'x' pattern 2 or 3 times.
Step 4
Continue around the palm of your hand to the base of your thumb. Wrap completely around your thumb and back toward your wrist on the palm side of your hand.

It is important to keep the wrap from twisting while wrapping the thumb.
Step 5
Continue wrapping around the back of your hand to the thumb and once again wrap around your thumb, this time from the opposite direction.
Step 6
Wrap from the thumb over the back of your hand and around your wrist.
Step 7
Wrap once more around the top of the knuckles and across the back of your hand toward your wrist.
Step 8
Secure your wrist with the remaining hand wrap. Be sure to wrap it snugly to provide support for your wrist.
Step 9
Fasten the Hook & Loop closure and you're done.
Step 10
The finished product should be a secure and protected tightly wrapped hand.