I'm motivated to improve my jumping kick technique, within my weight and age limitations. I feel that it's a great way to improve strength, balance and proper kicking technique.
However, jump kicks are not advised for people older than 40, and I did feel some mild pain on my knees on the days following a jump kick practice session.
I'm considering using elastic bands to protect my knees. Is this a good idea? What type of band would suit better martial arts, or Taekwondo in particular? Would it be adequate to use it in all kinds of practice?