His heart was visible, and the dismal sack that maketh excrement of what is eaten.
Posted On:2/18/2013 5:17pm
Originally Posted by Arskanator
I wear one of these:
I tie it kinda tight, because a cup is no good if one of your balls is only halfway in and gets crushed by the edge. It was uncomfortable at first, sure, but after it saves you from a few knees, you'll fall in love with it.
Cinching that strap up nice and tight in your ass crack must require much more than just a passing interest in ball safety. It looks like something I'd make my wife wear on leather and chain night.
Or like something McClaw would wear to church.
Posted On:2/18/2013 5:27pm
I have a nice shock doctor that I never wear. I find it to be uncomfortable. That being said I have been nicked in the nuts enough times to understand why people wear them. You can tell when your rolling with someone who is wearing a cup you don't need to announce anything.
I do notice though I am a lot more protective of my nuts than a guy that wheres a cup while rolling so their maybe some inherit benefit if you ever do have to take it to the street where you won't be wearing a cup.
All and all its really up to you but yeah you don't have to worry about anyone thinking you have a stiffy.
Posted On:2/18/2013 6:31pm
Style: BJJ/ MMA/ MT
I don't use a cup in rolling. I've always managed to protect the goolies. Touch wood. Pun intended.
Wasn't aware of the cup in comp rule, will have to check it out.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
Ups to Battlefields for dropping the sage wisdom.
You are like a Pimp Yoda.
Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit
Battlefields... You're more of a man than I am.
GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
Posted On:2/18/2013 6:38pm
Seriously bro. Wear a fucking cup. It keeps your balls from getting crushed. Why is this even a question. Don't announce you have on a cup because you'll become the "I haz even more kup" guy and everyone will laugh at you every time you leave the room.
Get one you wear with compression shorts unless you happen to enjoy a nice stiff g-string like Arskanator. Plus, the compression shorts will freak out the dudes in the locker room much, much, much less.
Posted On:2/18/2013 6:42pm
Style: Getting fat.
Don't be cheap, buy a metal one.
I'll tell a horrifying story (recently happened) involving a plastic cup... tomorrow.
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Posted On:2/18/2013 10:14pm
Style: Chinese Boxing
Posted On:2/19/2013 8:51am
Originally Posted by Omega Supreme
Considered in the abstract the boxing ring is an altar of sorts, one of those legendary spaces where the laws of a nation are suspended: inside the ropes, during an officially regulated three-minute round, a man may be killed by his opponent's hands but he cannot be legally murdered. Boxing inhabits a sacred space predating civilization; or, to use D.H. Lawrence's phrase, before God was love. If it suggests a savage ceremony or a rite of atonement it also suggests the futility of such gestures. For what possible atonement is the fight waged if it must shortly be waged again... and again? The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness.
Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing
Posted On:2/19/2013 8:54am
Style: Boxing,Kickboxing K1
Originally Posted by patfromlogan
In Kempo most schools cup and mouth guard are mandatory. I once ripped a cup up with a kick on a fellow and reduced him to a mewling mess on the mat. So I don't think the little jock strap type are worth much.
I usually wear a smaller type, but one night (in Kosho Shorie Ryu Kempo: read the 22 pages of my dull log to get all the details of the last 11 years of pfl history) I happened to be wearing this big thing that I'd been given; it went from between the legs to several inches wide at the thick waist strap - I was told it was a boxer's "cup," though it is 3x the size of a cup. We were doing self defense and Sonya or Tanya or some such variation was an ex-cheerleader @ last 30's, petite blond with plenty well done plastic surgery and fitness freak was my uke. The little cutie had already one night made Shihan's big heavy wife cry with a rear naked - I was aware of her "fighting spirit."
I did the attack and she opened me up and landed a full power front kick, smacking really hard into my crotch with the shin of her shapely little leg. And she had good form. Even with the big cup I was blown away and told her that this was practice and she wasn't supposed to try to crush my maleness, for God's sake, and thanked said God I happened to be wearing Godzilla the cup.
So a Boxer's cup is 3 times the size of a regular cup.....
Joking aside, my cup is this big rubber thing that also protects your lower abdomen. You can't grapple with that, it is even annoying to kick with it. And still it hurts balls when you get kicked there.
I feel like you eyeballin' me, dawg!
Posted On:2/19/2013 9:16am
Style: Judo, JJJ, BJJ
I don't wear one during judo, but I do wear one when doing TKD. Too many errant roundhouse kicks have dropped many of person sparring.
Originally Posted by Holy Moment
BJJ JOE: I'm going to make hate to you. Right here, right now.
... Ohhhhhhhh, I'm going to make hate to you so hard that your kinfolk back in Africa will feel it.l
Originally Posted by Archer
Karate is the Dane Cook of martial arts
My dog is cuter and smarter than yours.
Posted On:2/19/2013 4:53pm
Style: Kodokan Judo
You guys that wear cups when grappling are...paranoid? Seriously, 30+ years of Judo, no cup, ever, and I fathered two children. And I've been kicked/kneed/grabbed etc. in the nuts more times than I can count. And that was 99% nage waza training/randori/shiai getting popped, not ne waza. It's all still functional too.
and using a cup for leverage for juji gatame is just plain rude.
Falling for Judo since 1980
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