At the Gym i train with the first thing they say once you join is "You'll need a mouthguard" (Gloves and Shinguards for MMA too) We wear it while rolling and sparring.
I wouldn't say it's a requirement but they really strongly suggest we have one.
Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??
.........................My work here is done.
Good advice all-round Omega.
I ignored the groin protector for a while at first...... then my opponents legs got tired.......
Que blurry visioned flailing......
Dunno about anyone else - but getting hit in the balls doesn't 'hurt' as such.
It's an utterly different situation to say getting an elbow to the ribs or catching a palm strike to the jaw...
There is something pretty show stopping an debilitating about the whole situation though.
That horrible creeping sensation that seems to crawl into internal organs does it for me. Like someone's just filled your bladder with ice cold water.
And that nasty numbness that seems to creep up into your kidney area.
It's a special 'pain' that kind of evades description - yet many men knows what it feels like.
Might explain the overall feeling about wearing 'the cup'.
When I've gotten struck there, I got shooting pain all the way up my body. I'd say it hurts.
Gear is for pussies. And only whores wear knee pads. Kyokushin Or Die Mo-Fo's....
This list looks cost expensive! It also looks worth it. So do your students train with full power?(not to be the ignorant type.)
Wait till you get your head cleaved.
Originally Posted by FBV
Last edited by Uncle_Phil; 4/25/2008 4:43am at .
thanks for the advices
common sense tells us to use protection.
It appears to be Jim Carey in the "karate" video, but the Ashida Kim one is a parody isn't it?
What am I?:
I am ignorant, thieving, lying, hypocrital, violent and thoroughly self obssessed. I steal from others to make myself look better, only to make the item or information worse.
I go on and on and ON about how brave and strong and brilliant and wealthy I am, but in the end I'm all mouth and no trousers.
That's right children, I'm your average AMERICUNT! and I exemplify AMERICA!:911flag:
JohnnyCache's "retort" proving how much he knows about medicine and geography and First World countries:
Yes, through persistent lack of work and the cultivation of ignorance, he is a true American.
oh god so many people at my dojo dont wear mouthguards. teeth have been broken, i always make sure to wear one or i dont spar :new_usa::5ok: ok usa ok
its actually totally not. *facepalm* also check out the encyclopediadramatica.com article on ashida kim. its pretty funny
Originally Posted by Toby Christensen