Wearing Cups

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Diligent, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    I've only been to 2 BJJ classes so far, and each time, whenever we did leg locks, when my partners were 'setting the lock up', they'd put one of their knees dangerously close to my wiggle-waggle ... but there were a couple of times were they literally put their knee in my special area and honestly, I consider myself lucky that my balls were not crushed. So I am wearing a cup from now on ... is that weird in BJJ? ... I mean, I need protection, but at the same time, I don't want the guys to think I have a hard-on.... Anyone else wear a cup in BJJ?

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    I talked to others about it in my class, and they too said "Yeah, man, it frickin' hurts when that happens, etc." but none of them wear cups, hence why I am asking if it is weird to wear a cup in BJJ...
     
  2. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    I wear a cup, i want kids someday, and some people's attempts to open my guard aren't helping with that.
     
  3. TapouTime

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    Dont get me wrong getting hit in the balls sucks but i CAN NOT stand wearing a cup it bothers me soo much when i roll... in the begining i would get hit in the nuts but now i never do and i roll like 4-6 times a week... of course now that i said that i will prob. take a knee tonight but eventually youll learn how to protect yourself but this is in grappling.. if you get into mma or standup you got to wear one.. but some people i roll with always wear them... if you get armbarred by someone wearing a cup it sucks
     
  4. IMP

    IMP OBLIVION RECORDER

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    in my jujutsu classes everybody wears safeties/cups... women/girls too.
    but we also train standup striking, so....
     
  5. bjjfighter91

    bjjfighter91 Blue Belt

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    plus they'll help with doing armbars..
     
  6. Eric O

    Eric O Amateur Fighter

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    Exactly!!!!
     
  7. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    I do BJJ and ALWAYS WEAR A CUP.
    I love my jewels. Often, on a lonely night, they're the only things in the world that love me back. I don't want anything bad to happen to them.
     
  8. IMP

    IMP OBLIVION RECORDER

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    oh yeah... couldnt do a kneebar without cups too.
     
  9. batman69

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    at the last us open in santa cruz, they didn't allow cups to be worn.
     
  10. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I used to wear a cup for sparring, but I don't anymore.

    As some people mentioned, the cup makes it easier to armbar someone. However, the problem is it encourages shitty form because you don't need to squeeze your knees together. I found that wearing a cup caused me to smack other people's arms into my nuts way too easily when I did it without the cup.

    I find that is pretty easy to avoid getting hit in the nuts when grappling. In fact, I can't remember one time when I got seriously hit. Unlike in striking, where a hit to the nuts is unavoidable and crippling, I think you can get away with no cup in grappling and be just fine.
     
  11. alexgncw

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    not wearing a cup in bjj is nuts i don't care if you go a month without gettin hit in the nuts once the one time you do makes it so not worth it ... also i think its a bit gay doing triangles without one

    it also lets me go harder since i don't have to worry about gettin hit in the nuts and in tourneys it can be used as a weapon if you get a metal cup and take opponents back then body triangle them the cup digs into their spine
     
  12. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Most guys don't wear them in BJJ. I don't and I almost never have any issue with it. On the other hand, I would not roll without a mouthpiece in -- it's too easy to take a knee, elbow or hand to the teeth if you or your rolling partner is not careful.
     
  13. Brand Nizzle

    Brand Nizzle Guest

    I know what you mean dude, when I do triangle chokes / arm bars / knee bars I ALWAYS seem to crush my nads. It's terribley painful.
     
  14. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    Sometimes I wear one, sometimes I don't. I've only had a few accidents when I don't though.
     
  15. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    Thanks for the responses guys. :)
     
  16. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    Then you're in the wrong sport.
     
  17. Eric O

    Eric O Amateur Fighter

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    lol
     
  18. phenomfan1529

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    same here
     
  19. DirectDrive

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    i wear one nearly all of the time. it can be helpful, but it sucks ass when a ball gets between your body and the cup and someone puts pressure on the cup.
     
  20. Dean Hamilton

    Dean Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    I try to never roll without a cup... it doens't bother me at all anymore. I don't think it really never has either. I can't believe a comp. would not allow them!! Thats crazy!
     

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