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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I never wear shoes. As such, I have mat feet.

    TKD, HKD, Aikido, judo and others don't want shoes on the mat.

    Still - if I'm on the street, I damn well want shoes.

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    Sometimes train with shoes on, especially outdoors. Soemtimes train with shoes off.
    Ug boots are good in the snow.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    We dont wear shoes in the dojo, so for MMA and BJJ i'm barefoot. But all my other training is done outdoors or in the Gym (running, soccer etc) so i have shoes on.

    Where i trained in melbourne last year (kung fu) we could wear shoes on the mat as long as they didn't have rough soles to ruin the mat. I still trained barefoot because my sneakers were made for running.

    I prefer not to wear shoes in general, I'm more comfortable moving without them on.


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    I usually train barefoot, but occasionally, will train with shoes or socks-

    When I grapple with socks, I attempt to pull rubber guard, not because I can use it, but just so I can rub a dirty sock in my friend's faces.

    meh.

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    Cant wear shoes in my Dojang, but when im at home practicing outside I wear shoes most of the time. I like to practice barefoot personally but shoes give you more of a natural feel if in a street fight of course.

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    [cpt.obvious] Shoes, shoes, shoes. Ok except in judo. [/cpt. obvious]

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazy kaju
    Last time I didn't wear shoes I almost broke one of my toes.
    I'm with that one. My old tkd teacher insisted we buy and use those expensive tkd shoes when we trained (which he, of course, sold). Most of the comps were done barefoot and one time I yanked the nail of my big toe pretty much off on my opponent's hogu when I missed a sidekick.

    So, shoes, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglasmhor
    I wear tabi or nike rifts but I am a ninjer

    plus drunk

    Which do you prefer when trainspotting?

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    I wear shoes (tkd training shoes) for my TKD training because we train in an old gymnasium and the floor is not the best, plus it gives you some better grip. Same when attending seminars and you have to do footwork on that rubbersomething floor, will get you blisters and that is not good for training either.

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