How often i am gonna get kicked in the nuts if i join a martial arts class?

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  1. WaterGal

    WaterGal Master of Arts

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    Just in case OP is actually serious and not a troll....

    In real life, not very often. You probably will have it happen once in a while by accident. I was doing BJJ the other day and there was a guy who accidentally kneed his partner during a takedown. In striking styles, somebody might throw a kick wrong sometimes and hit you there. But real life isn't like Master Ken's show - people don't actually practice "stomp the groin" techniques in class with a partner.
     
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  2. JowGaWolf

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    Nah.. no one needs those things. That's what the spare is for lol
     
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  3. Jaeimseu

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    Who needs a cup?




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  4. Muay2Thai

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    That is a pro atlethe.I wouldn't need to ever worry about needing a cup if i was kicked by that guy,even if i a had a cup on.
     
  5. Flying Crane

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    For you, the cup is of minor importance. Don’t worry about getting one.
     
  6. _Simon_

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    Wwwwwow, that was a wild ride man! Far out
     
  7. dvcochran

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    I would say if he/she is so worried about it, then get a cup. Hopefully then they will start training and figure out it is not as big a deal as they thought.
     
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    I find that a good, full force kick to the groin makes students bow deeper when they bow in to class...
     
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    I will be perfectly frank wth you TS. I have been inhibited from sparring full-on due to the dangers of getting my nuts cracked. I don't wear a cup.
     
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    I you swing a baseball bat at a cup, you will still feel it. It's not a miracle tool. A leg is the equivalent of a human baseball bat.
     
  11. dvcochran

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    Usually not. Especially in the context of sparring. If it is you have done something really wrong.
     
  12. Acronym

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    Then why are fighters in excruciating pain getting kicked hit in the balls despite wearing one
     
  13. dvcochran

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    I has happened to most seasoned fighters/MAists. But comparing it to a baseball bat when referring to every single incident of getting hit in the balls is just foolish.
    Believe me, if you teach kids or train in a kicking style you Will get kicked in the balls enough for a degree of hardening.
     
  14. CB Jones

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    Depends. Where my son competes the groin is a legal target. So the school trains them as a counter to your opponents kicks.

    Couple a years ago around Christmas my son and his sparring partner devised a new sparring game...Jingle Balls where only groin kicks score.
     
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    In the groin legal in his tourney competitions?
     
  16. CB Jones

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    Yes. So groin kicks are pretty common. But you learn to protect your boys pretty fast..
     
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    Groin was always a legal target at tournaments back in the day. At least on the East Coast. And if you're a kicker, you should know how to protect it. Always used to tell my students, "next time you take a shower, stand in front of a mirror in your room and throw a slow, high kick before you get dressed. That shows you how open you are."

    Another thing, men is this country have been taught and conditioned to believe a hard groin strike temporarily ends you. Don't buy into that hype. It can hurt like hell, sure. Just like everything else.
     
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  18. Oni_Kadaki

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    I wear a cup in Judo and Karate, because accidents do happen.
     
  19. isshinryuronin

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    The West Coast as well. But even back then, not many chose to target the groin. Most competitors were head hunters and/or reverse punchers so trained for that. If they did go low, it was usually a feint to score those other shots.

    The groin was a favorite target of mine and an effective point scorer. I used a simple front snap kick, stepping in (or two in quick succession) with little/no set up. Just threw it at the right time. I sometimes followed up with punches, but they were often unneeded. I saw more guys doubled over from head strikes or hard body kicks than kicks to the groin.

    Dojo sparring was a different matter as we saw the groin as a prime target area. I was most worried working with little kids. Almost impossible to see a low kick launched from someone three feet tall! :jawdrop:
     
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    In 22 years of martial arts I have only once been kicked in the nuts (kind of) and could walk it off.

    Besides, it does not require a lot of power to make a kick in the nuts a bad experience you know :D123
     

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