Should I wear a cup for judo?

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  1. cino

    cino White Belt

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    I could see how an uchi mata or a tomo nagae could lead to an inadvertent nut shot. There's probably a lot of other throws that could lead to that as well. What do you guys think? Is the cup more meddlesome than it is helpful? Because when someone goes for a hip technique, their hips might press down on my cup, but I guess that's better than a heel to the nuts.
     
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    dan halen Blue Belt

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    Better safe than sorry. I usually do.
     
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  4. magick

    magick Green Belt

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    I don't know of anyone who does, but it probably isn't a bad idea.
     
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    Never worn a cup to judo before in my life.

    I've heard of people occasionally getting kicked with an uchi mata but I don't really know what you expect with it being a combat sport and all.

    Stop being a pussy imo.
     
  6. Mocrates

    Mocrates Ik ben Groot.

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    they're banned in competition because a proper Judoka has balls of steel.

    stop being such a pussy.
     
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    liunetor8310 White Belt

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    I won't judge.
     
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    georgegreece Banned Banned

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    viking style? :icon_lol:
     
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    seatea Black belt in Shotacon karate.

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    Not when I do them.
     
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    Lol... This.

    And worst injury I've ever heard about was a kid who wore a cup. The cup slipped out of position while doing randori and an inadvertent uchi-mata made for ultimate pain. Apparently the cup edge must have been resting right on the testicle... kid had to get surgery and lost the nut.
     
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    damn the nuts are important they supply the test
     
  15. cino

    cino White Belt

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    It's a tough decision for me. I wore a cup for BJJ for a few months, but found it more uncomfortable than helpful. For example doing a triangle choke or an armbar with a cup on is kind of uncomfortable. But I think in Judo, there are few moves that require any contact with the groin, so maybe a cup in Judo wouldn't be as uncomfortable? I'm not sure, I'm a beginner in Judo, what do you guys think?

    Also I assume that any inadvertent nut shots shouldn't be TOO bad, it's not Muay Thai after all. I feel like in Judo, people don't whip their legs/feet that hard, so any inadvertent nut shot shouldnt be too bad. But I could be wrong as well.

    And I have experiences where my cup got out of place and caused discomfort.
     
  16. Mocrates

    Mocrates Ik ben Groot.

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    "discomfort"? "uncomfortable"?

    Your use of those words suggest that there is still much weakness in your body. Leave the "uncomfortable" cup at home.
     

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