How are they for conditioning in general? I've done Korean karate and mma training and with both I have never used shin guards and for the most part my shins got used to it. The occasional bad clash or kick still sometimes will hurt them pretty bad if its hard enough. Sometimes I think about getting them but at the same time im worried my conditioning might go down or not get any better if I pad them. What do you guys think about it? I also considered getting them just for when I do hurt a shin to let it heal faster by keeping it from knocking as hard the next time i spar. Does anyone else do this?