shinguards how hard can you go ?

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  1. shorebreak123

    shorebreak123 White Belt

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    how hard can you go with shinguards? what do you guys think are the best ones?
     
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    Tone C Silver Belt

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    Prety much full force depending upon the shin guard.Of course if you insist on getting caught upon the thigh or head its still gonna hurt ...!

    What are you gonna be using them for also makes a difference.Purely stand up or will you be training stand up and ground work together?If you doing both you may want some that are thinner and neoprene backed rather than some that have straps as a fastenening system.

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f16/shin-guards-749551/
     
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    Why do you want to go hard?
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    to measure cocks of course...
     
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    Tone C Silver Belt

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    I guess that would be in tune with the chicken theme we have in G and E.
     
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    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    I haven't been on in a while, what chicken theme?
     
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    shorebreak123 White Belt

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    I use the combat sport shin instep with the neoprene back for MMA . we spared yesterday in class !! but man my shins are hurting (no to sound like a bitch )just wondering if maybe some one who recomend a better shin guard!
     
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    MMA Amateur Grappling Shin-Instep Guards


    MMA Amateur Grappling Shin-Instep Guards
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    The ones I have a much denser padding, a lot of ppl at my school have the ones you are talking about, I've felt the difference.

    TapouT MMA Grappling Shin-Instep Guards from Combatsports.com

    You can kick harder and feel less shin pain with them.
     
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    Cloth Shin and Instep Guard for $9.95

    these are good for me, it toughens up your shins some but also protects them for when you really throw and kick and it gets checked/you check it
     
  12. ClampXVII

    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    you sir are a man. These were my 1st pair of shin guards, we had to wear them to toughen our shins. I hated my trainer when I was a kid but I thank him now.
     
  13. James Funaro

    James Funaro Amateur Fighter

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    I bought a pair of the cloth shin guards (no instep) for $15. I like them much better than any other guard.
    I have competed in Everlast shin guards and the CSI neoprene MMA style guards. Also sparred in them and a few other brands.
    They all suck and make me fell stiff and heavy.

    With the cloth guards I feel like I am wearing nothing and I get enough protection.

    They also are tight and stay on much better in MMA and grappling than the CSI grappling guards. They are also not awkward to have on while grappling as "grappling" shin guards are IMO.
     
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    Foz/Superbeast as was and their penchant for making rulebreakers threads into chicken photos,KFC and similar...was a while back.
     
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    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f67/ko-fightgear-gloves-shinguard-review-543627/

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f67/ko-fight-gear-vs-csi-grappling-insteps-380159/

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f67/ko-fightgear-shin-pads-601464/

    From what I have used and read on here Neil at KOs are about the toughest.
     
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    I have both the grappling guards and the ko fight gear pro style guards and use both. The KO's are great but are a lot bulkier. If you are planning to slug it out, and stay on your feet, i would uses the KO style. But if you are going to be grappling to, then get the Combat sports style neoprene back guards.

    MMA Amateur Grappling Shin-Instep Guards from Combatsports.com

    Shin Guards - KO Fightgear

    I would warn that if you go with the KO's the foot covering will rub the hell out of your foot for a while.This doesn't bother me because i wear wrestling shoes in class but have heard others on this site bitch about it.

    The only time i use the grappling guards is when we go "MMA' Which means we strap on the shins and 5 ozers and start off standing up. Other than that its the KO's

    Both have there purposes. Could you be more specific in your uses? i.e. Straight Muay Thai, Muay Thai with grappling. Etc.
     
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    Same as the poster above (Shonuff22) I use the MMA Amateur Grappling Shin-Instep Guards from Combatsports. I like them and they are made for both standup and ground fighting...they don't come off. I have to say that they are a bitch to get off after training also!! I used to use the cloth type and they would be my preference if I "have to" wear guards but some places don't like you to use them. I look at shin guards as protection for your opponent rather than for yourself. I want to be on the same page as everyone else I'm training with and not wearing anything thinner than them. If they feel my shins more than I feel theirs due to my "thin" guards then it isn't really fair to my opponent/training partner.

    As for me, I just assume go with nothing as I was used to from Kyokushin training. (that's why I prefer the cloth....it feels more natural and closer to using nothing...especially when they wear out).
     
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  19. Protegejoe296

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    I use the same ones as you do, and I've never had a problemwith them. We go full out in our dojo, and the combat sports shin guardws ahve worked the best for me.
     

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