Originally posted by Doc
Assuming the definitions you choose to use, that would not be "bending over" in an anatomical sense. By the way, all humans do not have testicles and therefore your definition excludes more than 50% of the population of the USA, so I suggest you revise your definition.
The definition I use is;
The groin is described as the area between the two (2) connecting points between where the femur attaches to the hip across the pelvic below the abdomen. Therefore strikes to different parts of the groin with different methodologies solicit different responses. As Mr. Lear alluded to.
The reaction I suspect you call bending over is actually a bodily reaction to external stimuli. Kicking underneath between the legs in the anatomical groin causes the legs to retract or buckle vertically, as the back straightens somewhat with the chin up. What I believe most consider bending over is a secondary reaction, after the fact. Kind of like people who said they saw an auto accident. But in reality they heard the crash, and turned there head and witnessed the cars immediately after the crash.
If you were standing and I asked you to pick up something on the ground that required 2 hands, would the movement you make resemble the reaction described by KenpoDoc? Both are not anatomically "bending over." One is an action, the other a reaction. This is a significant fact.
The distinction is great when considering additional target acquisitions and availability after a groin area strike in real time.
Driving the hips rearward is not bending over and the individual is not bending at the waist, and in fact will take at least one step (probably more) rearward to compensate for the loss of balance caused by the hip displacement, and would eventually be in a different place and body posture position than when struck directly between the legs upward.
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Dont make assumptions about anything anatomical. The body is in a constant state of flux as a living machine, and reacts differently based on such an infinite number of variables, you can never say always without defining those variables, which is sometimes mathematically prohibitive.
In my opinion, and apparently in KenpoDocs experience as well, the reactions and definitions you use are different.
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I stand corrected sir :asian: