Conditioning your shins. A lot of you may have seen on YouTube Thai guys kicking bamboo trees in order to condition their shins. That's all well and good. If you have a coconut tree or a bamboo tree near you, please feel free to go ahead and kick that.
If you don't have a coconut tree,some of the Thai pads that we use, when they're very new, the leather is extremely stiff, very hard. That's one way of conditioning the shins is like repetitive kicking, kicking, kicking.
Another way of conditioning the shins is a heavy bag. Some heavy bags, brand new, are very solid. It almost seems like there's cement in the bottom of the bag. Again, that's another great way of conditioning the shins.
One of the last ways, again, is actually sparring. The more you kick your mate, kick into blocks where the person blocks with their knee, you're going to pick up bruising, your shin starts to callous up. Again, you start to condition your shins.