The questions and comments below were submitted to our “Questions & Suggestions” box. Have a question? Let us know! What equipment Do I need? In the basic program, no equipment is needed. Once a student reaches Purple Belt, they should at least have sparring gloves. When a student reaches Brown Belt, sparring is required, therefore they are required to have full sparring gear. Any student wanting to spar of course needs full gear. Sparring is open to all students in Black Belt Training, Yellow Belt and above. When should I bring my equipment to class? Always. Students may not need their (sparring) equipment every class but it should be available every class. Is the mirror across from the parents a two-way mirror? Yes, Mr. Penny is watching…..always watching.