Although, if your neighborhood is so hardcore that people are chasing you with paddles...you don't need TKD....You need to move to a new neighborhood!
now i'm bad at picking up jokes on the internet. was this supposed to be one? what was meant was a kicking shield http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Targets_and_Shields/Shields/Body_Shield.aspx is used a lot for power training and paddles http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Targets_and_Shields/Targets/Single_Vinyl_Focus_Target.aspx are often used for precision training.
Are you ok!?!? It was an accident! No really! I promise!