Ya was a rude awakening. She was a black belt at the time and I was lower belt, but it was still a hellava hard well placed kick.
Onto the Azzpadz, I could almost bet you can't even tell when I have mine on. For me they are totally worth it. On days or at any point I can take a short walk to the car and take them off. Again for me it was so worth it. Just trying to give you a good experience.