I am a grappler with very little MT /KB training. I want this to change in the future months when I have a less hectic work schedule. I do have a question though. By Feburary I would like to take Muay Thai and boxing. My brother takes Kyokushin. I only take BJJ right now, but once I start MT I would like to know if I can condition my shins/elbows at home without a heavy bag. I live in a rented condo and so I don't think my landlord would appreciate a hole in her ceiling, plus I don't have the space for a bag. My brother and I are thinking of just buying a 1. body / kick shield, 2. Thai pads and 3. focus mitts once I go to MT (we already have gloves) Basically whatever shit I get taught in MT class we want to review it at home using the equipment and ofcourse kick the pads/ shield a few hundred times. So the question is can I condition my shins as well if not nearly as good as if I use a heavy bag, using thai pads and shield (note, I will also be kicking the bag at classes 3x a week)? And since we plan on doing alot of sparring, will blocking kicks while wearing shin guards help condition them as well? Thanks guys. I emailed a champion MT fighter awhile ago, and I would like to know everyones' opinions on it.