Testimonial from Anthony D. Hubble

“When teaching self defense it has been virtually impossible to find a suit that provides adequate protection, while not restricting mobility in order to properly emulate an attacker’s dynamic and live movement adjustment to a defender’s actions. The Spartan Suit is a perfect solution! I have used the suit to teach martial artists and non-martial artists, advising them to “let ‘er rip” while attacking me. The Spartan Suit will infuse my self-defense classes and seminars with a level of realism previously unattainable.”

Anthony D. Hubble
Owner, Hubble ATA Masters Academy

Testimonial from Henry Hur

“I purchased the Hoplite Training Armour™ from Spartan Training Gear™ about a month ago and had it shipped to Tom Arcuri’s school in Herkimer, NY. I went to Tom’s Pro-Active Safety System seminar this past weekend and finally got to use my new Hoplite gear. I want to say that it is truly an amazing suit. I have used other gear in the past and this is without a doubt a new generation of training gear. I felt more comfortable with this suit compared to any other I have tried. Most gear has felt very stiff whenever I’ve worn it, but the Hoplite Gear felt very snug and comfortable. One of the things I loved was the Hoplite Helmet. I’ve always had a problem with other helmets as they felt uncomfortable to wear and very difficult to put on, but the first time I put on the Hoplite Helmet, it felt right. The guys at Spartan did a phenomenal job designing the Hoplite suit, especially the helmet, with better strapping and a much better fit. In comparison to the other gear, I felt I could move much better with the Hoplite suit; it felt more flexible & more mobile.”

Henry Hur

Testimonial from Neil Neazer

“Marc, I have played with my NEW TOY, the HOPLITE TRAINING ARMOUR, and have to say not only did I enjoy it but love the areas which you have covered in making it totally supportive, particularly, the helmet with the Velcro latches, the holes to breathe from and communicate with my training partner and the shin guard. I really dig the idea with the detachable knee pads and the mobility of the total suit from the hands, to the arms, to the TORSO. Not only did I enjoy the suit but my students enjoyed it too. They only tried portions of it but looking at the difference between the previous helmet I had from another suit and the SPARTAN HOPLITE helmet they strongly supported purchasing equipment from SPARTAN TRAINING GEAR. It’s official, HOPLITE TRAINING ARMOUR will be with ROUGHHOUSE TACTICS for a long time.”

Neil Neazer
Owner, RoughHouse Tactics

Testimonial from Todd Brinkerhoff

“It was an honor to be asked to test Hoplite Training Armour by Spartan Training Gear. As an 18 year law enforcement veteran, and 16 year SWAT member and trainer, I have been involved in the training and evaluation of hundreds of law enforcement and military members. During my career, I have been asked to evaluate and utilize many of the most commonly known protective suits in the industry. I can honestly say that the Spartan Suit is the best of any suit I have worn or evaluated. It offers the best mix of mobility, protection and durability of any suit I have worn, and is available at one of the best prices. My questions and concerns about the suit were immediately addressed by Marc Joseph, and the overall customer service has been tremendous. I would highly recommend the Spartan Suit for any law enforcement or military member or trainer.”

Todd Brinkerhoff
Law Enforcement Sergeant
SWAT Asst. Commander/Trainer
Finger Lakes Training Team – CEO

Testimonial from Craig Flaherty

“Spartan Training Gear, Hoplite Training Armour is the best gear of its kind. The Hoplite Training Armour provides more protection in the vital head areas and more protection in the arm, leg and rib area creating a flexible and versatile training suit. Spartan Training Gear has taken the next step in the evolution of force reduction training suits.”

Craig Flaherty
Narcotics Bureau
Investigative/Tactical (In/Tac) Unit

Testimonial from Anonymous

“In reality-based training you need gear that allows you to bring your students as close to a real life force encounter as possible. Spartan Training Gear does just that with their Hoplite Training Armour. It’s a new breed of force on force suit. They have taken all the good points of other suits out there and none of the ‘bad’ to create a suit that allows the operator to train with speed, agility and force without a bulk that would inhibit movement. The Hoplite Training Armour is lightweight and greatly reduces the risk of injury while still allowing the user to feel the attack and not create a superman mentality.”

Testimonial from Anonymous

“I have been in law enforcement for 22 years and a SWAT team member/leader for 20 of those. I have had the opportunity to train and work with law enforcement (municipal, sheriff, state and federal agencies) as well as all branches of the military, including many or their elite units. In doing so, I have been exposed to several types of training gear, from Red Man to High Gear.

Having been given the privilege to Test and Evaluate the Hoplite Training Gear by Spartan, I have found it to be the next step in the evolution of training gear. Not only does It provides coverage, protection and mobility during hard core scenario training, it also lends comfort and fit that allows for extended wear (i.e. multiple martial classes sparring as well as role player for demos).”

Police Lieutenant & SWAT
Law Enforcement and Military Trainer

Testimonial from Charlie M.

“The Hoplite Training Armour™ by Spartan Training Gear™ is without question fantastic. It is a huge step above any gear currently on the market. It is mobile, comfortable, and affords the user with effective protection during all types of training evolutions. It is manufactured to a very high standard which lends itself for use in settings such as a police training academy, or large dojo where multiple uses are common place.

In my 29 years of law enforcement (the last 17 in training) I have had the opportunity to train thousands of officers, agents, and operators both within the States and internationally and without question I highly recommend this gear to anyone interested in taking their training and trainees safety to the next level.”

Charlie M.
29 year veteran of Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement

Testimonial from Tom Arcuri

“After 30 years of competing, training and teaching, and (since 1989) hundreds of hours of training and teaching in gear of all types, I can say with some authority that any martial athlete or combatives program will dramatically benefit from incorporating gear in their programs. It is the only way to safely experience the level of realism necessary to pressure check training methods, curriculum or tactics.

My staff and I have had the opportunity to thoroughly test Hoplite Training Armour™ by Spartan Training Gear™, and we all agree that it is the finest suit of it’s kind in the world. Having used the High Gear™ suit exclusively for nine years I can say with confidence that Spartan’s suit is clearly a step up from an already good product. The Hoplite has significant modifications and improvements, with fit and finish that is the best that I have seen.

I am actively using it in my programs and fully endorse it!”

Tom Arcuri, Director
Pro-Active Safety System
Baileys Karate School Herkimer
Super Summer Seminars Martial Arts Camp

Testimonial from Tony Torres

“In my experience as a police officer, and in the military and as a trainer for Law Enforcement, Military Units, and Civilian athletes, I have had the opportunity to train in just about every training gear out there. From Red Man™, to High Gear™ to Hitman™ and Monadnock™ there is no comparison. Hoplite Training Armour™ by Spartan is the best by far. It is the perfect combination of protection and mobility. I have used it for self protection scenario training as well as for sparring and even stick fighting. Not only is the protection and mobility the best but also the comfort while wearing it. From now on Hoplite Training Armor by Spartan is the official training gear of the Functional Edge System and Functional Edge MMA!”

Tony Torres
Professional Law Enforcement and Military Trainer
Founder Functional Edge System and Mixed Martial Edge