Monday, 12 July 2010
Last night a groin guard saved my life!
I took a good solid kick in the lower abdomen tonight so I'm glad that I consider the box or groin guard as an essential part of my kit. Don't enter a dojo without one.
Having said that I suppose some arts which are based less on striking or kicking might just recommend using an elastic support without the hard plastic cup as this might nip a little.
Shorinji kempo is both hard and soft style so hitting and kicking is pre-requisite so I really need the cup.
I've always worn knee pads too (volley ball ones are more than adequate) and lately have taken to wearing small ones for my elbows too).
I prefer the comfort to the body 'conditioning' approach...
Am I getting old?