I’m a white belt. I’m new to Jiu-Jitsu. My guard is passed often as I learn while rolling. As a result I have bruises up and down my legs. The majority are from some one pinning my leg down as they pass. From my knees down I look like a leopard, black, blue, and yellow. I can’t heal as fast as I am getting new bruises. I had to find a way to stop accumulating new ones until my technique improves. I looked at the typical MMA shin guards but didn’t want something with the instep. I also wanted coverage on the knee and farther around the leg then just the shin. I was surprised to find that Softball Sliding Shin Guards (like these at Amazon.com) did the trick for me. They didn’t hamper my movement. I had to adjust them after each roll but the most important part is they gave my legs time to heal.
I picked up a few other kinds of shin guard that I am going to try in my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. I will review them as I try them out.