Hi, having just finished delivering some personal protection training at my work (it's something I do regularly), it occurred to me that something we use to "ramp up" the reality of the training is a FIST or HITMAN suit.
Are there any dojo's out there that have access to these and use them to do similar in their training? Personally I think it's a great bit of kit and really helps students learn the "what it feels like to hit a moving target" and maintain safety. To be honest, it's about as real as you can get in a training environment.
The other added benefit is that the person in the suit can add their own edge of reality to the scenarios with their own speaking to try and draw a reaction from the students.
What does everyone think of using them?