Defense against kicks?
At practise, we sometimes do defence against kicks (mostly mae geri and mawashi geri). I've got the impression that this is not common. Do you practise defence against kicks at you dojo? If not, why?
And also, if you do kick, do you kick with your guard up or without guard? Most people in my class kick without guard, which makes it easy to do the technique. However, this is not (in my opinion) an honest attack. Any thoughts from the people out there?