Thread: Knee pads?
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:36 PM   #23
Gerardo Torres
Location: SF Bay Area
Join Date: Jul 2006
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Re: Knee pads?

Gornall Bell wrote: View Post

That sounds like a good idea, I went for some of these and they came today and look very good for the price!
That's a pretty good price. Let us know how they hold with time.

I got some of these some time ago and the padding didn't hold too well (started crumpling under the sleeve). They were also too bulky.

One of my teachers once pointed out that when we wear kneepads some tend to land the knee too hard (on certain iai kata for example), because we know we have the extra protection, instead of performing a more controlled movement as if we weren't wearing any protection. I guess the lesson here is not to let the extra protection affect the execution of proper technique.
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