Okay, this is about head gear. My school wants to start doing some sparring with Rattan sticks, vs the plastic core padded sticks we have been using. The Guro runs it as "not for profit" thing so money can be tight. He bought some of the jackets but currently our helmets are the full face MA helmets that will stop the thicker padded sticks but not the rattan. Well because of our helmets my Guro wants to institute a "no-head shot rule." I am considering offering to buy some helmets myself, not because I am rich but the timing is perfect...selling back 88 hours of vacation + anniversary bonus check + college bonus check is incoming this month. Thing is the only helmets I can thing of are the Roiles Gear ones and due to their excellent sizing options (plus price) I would be donating A LOT of my own money. SO my question is two fold. (note we have adequate arm and hand protection). 1. Will these be adequete? I thought the plastic on top and bottom would give more support and the sizing is more flexible ARAMIS PLASTIC MASK 2. If they won't cut it is there another option that can have me not spending between $600.00 and $1000.00?