I've been instructing for over6 years and sadly I wasted a lot of money on equipment, which fell apart after one week of training :( Finally I met up with over 50 krav instructors and I tested the shields they were using. Bytomic ones were voted the best! Could take a proper full on kick and some guys had them for years. :-) If you are looking for awesome shields. Don't waste more money and time. These ones are THE BEST!