Hi! My friends are designing a new glove for sparring in armed martial arts. They want to use foam padding covered in hard scales so it can take serious blows, yet be flexible enough to apply proper technique. I have tested their first prototype and I think it works pretty well (although I must admit I am not a very experienced eskrimador). They are looking for suggestions on how to improve the glove and make it suitable for FMA. Please tell me where you are injured most often, in which direction you want to be able to bend wrists, fingers. Do you keep your hand entirely closed during twirling/arco? At what intensity do you spar when you wear no full body protection? Important note: the ProGauntlet is not for sale! they guys are still in an early design stage, please support the project by explaining how it could be made perfect for FMA and spreading the word!