Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by gpseymour, Apr 22, 2019.
I've been told that being punched in the breast is akin to being kicked in the groin.
I will wear a dress in class, but I will not wear an external codpiece.
The problem I ran into with jock straps is they don't fit the cups I seem to prefer - at least the ones I found. I have a couple of "flexible" cups (moderately rigid, but you could twist them in your hand, so a bit of give with movement), but they are shaped differently - longer/thinner than the old school cup I have.
I'll look into the Nike and McDavid options. I didn't actually like the Pro Combat shorts, themselves, but with a cup it might be the right combo.
What about one like this....
only if I can count that entire outfit as sparring gear.
Yeah I’m really not a fan of longer and thinner cups. TMI but I feel like I’m cramming the frank and beans in there, with the beans spilling out waiting to get pinched. I’ve been hit several times with it on, but haven’t been pinched. Yet.
The old ones were better. Didn’t feel like it was a bicycle seat between my legs, and they were wide enough to not feel like I’m smushing everything into a hotdog bun. The new style feel like I have to cram everything in up and down, whereas the old ones kinda flattened where everything naturally sits.
I want the old style back.
I'll allow it
I never got used to either, so both suck as far as I'm concerned. I wonder what led to the drastic change in common shape?
That is another reason I prefer the outside protectors, the shape. Longer and thinner is much more comfortable for me. I played football when the only thing around was the old style strap and hard cup. I still have engrained images of a bunch of buff guys walking around the locker/shower room in their strap. Never could get comfortable with that.
Gene only wore that on the road, never in the gym.
Who told you that? Whoever it was lacked one or the other and thusly lacks any frame of reference.
(Unless it was a pre-op post hormone transexual I guess)
Personally I don't buy it. I know lots of bigger guys with dem man titties that don't seem to especially mind chest shots.
I have females tell me the same thing that are painful like a shot to the jewels....but how do they know what a shot to the jewels feels like.
I have been using the Diamond MMA cup and compression shorts combo, I couldn't rate it higher. Standup or grappling, it doesn't move.
Female combat athlete's would definitely be wearing chest cups if this were remotely true. Girl MMA fighters take kicks and punches to the chest without incident day in and day out..yet one flick to the nards and your feeling it for 10 mins.
I dont have breasts....just relaying what I've been told by females.
Agree. Of course we do not know what giving birth feels like. That is the comparison I am more accustomed to hearing.
I is all about what you get used to. I could never find an old style cup that did not feel like it was pressing me from the outside in. Something about the outside groin protectors just work for me.
Men's breasts don't contain the same bits that are in a woman's.
The external protectors really aren't an option for me. I normally wear a hakama, so can't just put one on when I'm going to spar.
That might push me over to that direction. I was looking at one of those online, and saw some good reviews on a BJJ gear site.123
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