Trained striking (Palm, fist, shoulder, arm and elbow) the majority of my Martial arts life (over 45 years; Jujutsu, old school TKD, Long Fists, Wing Chun, Bagua, Xingyi, taiji, Sanda), on a heavy bag, trees and walls, without wrapping my hands and without gloves. As a matter of fact the time I let some younger MA guy talk me into gloves, I first went to MMA fingerless gloves and my knuckles started hurting, and they never did with bear hands. Then they said,"No, use boxing gloves" So I gave it a try. After years of not using gloves, after light striking to get use to it, I decided to go full power. Not being use to the added distance between my fist and the bag due to the glove padding, and having years of muscle memory behind me, I hit the bag, at just slightly the wrong angle, and hurt my wrist. (I have tried 2 pair of gloves, one pair was recommended by a couple JKD teachers I had) So I took time to let that wrist (right wrist) heal, then went back and did the same thing, and tried again with the left and hurt the left wrist. The right was still not going to have any of it, even after light striking. I am now back to my old school, dinosaur, hearing the voices of all my old teachers in my head, hitting without gloves or wraps. and you know what, my wrists are fine and my hands are ok to. Now I read, what I am assuming are younger, more up to date, martial artists saying hand wrapping is essential. But I'm not going to listen this time. Now is this just me being an old, stuck in my ways, cantankerous old man MAist? I can tell you, I'm not going to change again, but am I wrong thinking you need to condition your hands and wrists, without wraps and gloves?