Shin guards offer amazing protection for anyone looking to do any sort of kickboxing sparring and even weapons sparring. They protect the most sensitive part of your legs (shins) very well while allowing you to have maximum mobility.
Can you go without shin guards? Yes, but believe me you don’t want to get kicked in the shins without protection. The pain is excruciating, especially if your shins aren’t used to taking hits. I know this from experience.
Shin guards are fairly inexpensive, but at the time can last you for many years. Very much recommended for anyone looking to do any sort of sparring, with/without weapons.
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