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UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 5:57pm,
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=879526&postcount=14

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.

Darkpaladin
2/16/2006 6:01pm,
UmpaLumpas have ears?

Askari
2/16/2006 6:07pm,
I agree on your assertion. Clubs with a higher prevelance of ear deformation are less likely to become bullshido.

Go for ear protectors with a softer edge. They are more expensive but worth the extra cost.

Shuma-Gorath
2/16/2006 6:11pm,
I have rubberized ears that don't cauliflower even under intense attack from purple belts named "Crazy Adam" and "Termite". A black belt at my BJJ club has the same superpower. I suggest you include a special case in your classification or I may approach CMAist levels of faux-righteous indignation >: (

UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 6:13pm,
UmpaLumpas have ears?
Upa, not Umpa.
It's grappling humor see?

UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 6:14pm,
I have rubberized ears that don't cauliflower even under intense attack from purple belts named "Crazy Adam" and "Termite". A black belt at my BJJ club has the same superpower. I suggest you include a special case in your classification or I may approach CMAist levels of faux-righteous indignation >: (

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.
Differential susceptability is mentioned.
Learn to read squidboy.

Shuma-Gorath
2/16/2006 6:22pm,
Differential susceptability is mentioned.
Learn to read squidboy.
You failed to intercept my obvious parody in the trapping range.

UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 6:26pm,
I don't speak prepubescent.

UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 6:27pm,
Watch out though, I used to think I was similarly impervious.
Don't know what changed.

feedback
2/16/2006 6:28pm,
Before you spar/roll or whatever, try massaging and bending your ears a little. Back when I was getting CE a lot, I found it helped to get the blood flowing beforehand. Might just be placebo effect though.

Cool Hand
2/16/2006 6:32pm,
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?

dramaboy
2/16/2006 6:35pm,
I only do kung fu but I think you are on to something.

Tomas



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.

UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 6:46pm,
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.

MONGO
2/16/2006 7:55pm,
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.

UpaLumpa
2/16/2006 8:20pm,
Query based on earlier inferences:
If you do a style in which no one ever gets ce, can it reasonably be considered "Martial"?

Camus
2/16/2006 8:26pm,
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: