2/21/2013 2:02pm, #41
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
I roll with a blue belt who is pretty similar in size and strength to me. He wears a cup, I do not. I have never been hit in the nards while rolling with him, but he has used his cup as a weapon when he's in mount. He'll underhook my legs with his, and arch his back to drive his cup into my sternum while on top of me in mount. It's a dickish move, but to each their own, I guess.
I think a cup for grappling is pretty unnecessary, I'm way more concerned about my ears....and there's no such thing as cauliflower scrotum.
2/21/2013 2:29pm, #42
I've been rolling for years and never really had any issues without a cup.
I've been doing judo for a few months, and we were doing some kind of inside trip where you step in, hook the leg and push forward landing in their guard. Needless to say, I took the most serious knee to the balls of my MA career drilling that move...
2/21/2013 2:41pm, #43
2/23/2013 1:49am, #44
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- San Francisco
erhm... Ultimately in Judo I have had a hard time finding one that doesn't seem to increase the pain of getting thrown. Also when I am doing my throws sometimes my legs need to be really close to each other (classic seoi nagi?); cups tend to get in the way of those throws for me. That being said I haven't done a lot of shopping around for cups i usually just buy some from big five or some sporting goods store.
I agree that a cup can be an awesome weapon in jujitsu class. Nothing like having a hard cup smashing up against your lower back as your getting choked out...
I never announce that I wear a cup, because I like to keep the element of surprise ;)
2/23/2013 10:42am, #45
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2/25/2013 2:37pm, #48
2/25/2013 3:17pm, #49
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
I remember one time a friend of mine was grappling with another student in class, he wore a cup that tended to dig into you if he was applying hip pressure.
The guy tapped because it was hurting his spine and told him "Man, your cup really hurts". My friend just looked at him, walked off the mat and said "What cup?""a martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence" - Kenji Tomiki
2/25/2013 4:54pm, #50
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti