Knee Guards protect against friction burns when grappling. The pads are also softeningimpacts when striking with knees or while being hit in sparring or self-defense exercises. We offer a variety of simple, light-weight designs with added padding on the sides for lateral protection of the patella. Knee pads offer great additional safety for people with pre-existing meniscus issues, sprained or strained knee joints between tibia and femur. Keep your patellofemoral joint in shape!