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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    CE, a disfiguring and unattractive injury, is a consequence of training and competing in fighting styles that aren't bullshit. No one wants it, some of us are susceptable to it.
    So will your ear always look that way? Or does it go back to looking normal once it drains?

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    I only do kung fu but I think you are on to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    Hypothesis: Incidence of caulliflower ear is inversely proportional to level of bullshido.

    Evidence:
    CE: Judo, wrestling, boxing, bjj, kickboxing, rugby.
    No CE: Figure skating.

    Inference: CE, a disfiguring and unattractive injury, is a consequence of training and competing in fighting styles that aren't bullshit. No one wants it, some of us are susceptable to it.


    Discuss.



    As an aside, recommendations on good headgear are appreciated. My asics suck and slide over my ear, folding it and making the whole problem worse. My wife's starting to bitch at me about it (on top of the fact I get home at 915pm most nights) and I've had about 3ccs of fluid drained from my ear over the last few weeks.
    Current stage of death: denial

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand
    So will your ear always look that way? Or does it go back to looking normal once it drains?
    Depends on severity. I'm guessing I'm screwed in this case. Other times I've been fine.

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    I second the massage before and after practice. I don't get the ce but the bottom of the lob tears about once a week.

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    Query based on earlier inferences:
    If you do a style in which no one ever gets ce, can it reasonably be considered "Martial"?

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    I think that consistently broken/sprained toes might be a good indication as well, that's my problem anyway.

    I'm waiting for the CE to strike teh Camus, but I assume it might take awhile as I have insanely small and soft ears, like any good ****** should. :homo:

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    I doubt there are a lot of sprained toes in boxing.
    What with the shoes.

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    You've never seen a boxer get down and punch the hell out of his opponent's feet?

    Where have you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    I doubt there are a lot of sprained toes in boxing.
    What with the shoes.
    With the grappling arts however. . . :qgreenjum

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    Some way to bring attention to your ears huh?

    There is no true bullshido litmus test, besides the actual ability to fight.
    While there is some truth to your hypothesis, its basically flawed. Yes, CE shows that there are signs of contact and injury occuring to the person. But that doesn't mean i have CE, i do an art that is non bullshido. I could do a BS art and take some rough sports, possibly giving me CE. Does that suddenly make the art i learnt non BS?

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