Escrima sticks vs Hockey helmet
I've been doing escrima for a couple of months and my friend started doing kendo around the same time. We like to pit our techniques together full contact. The problem is that we don't have any protective gear. After each session we are always covered in nasty gashes and bruises. Mainly because we are both students with a minimum wage job and protective equipment for escrima and kendo can be quite expensive. Since we want to protect our I.Q we've been looking into hockey equipment. How well would a hockey helmet fare against a full-powered swing with a rattan stick? How would it fare against a shinai? Should we save up some money and buy actual escrima helmets and fencing gear?