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    So this is something aimed at the male Kenpoists here.

    So, as I'm assimilating into Kenpo I see that groin protection is paramount. Well, should it be taken any other way? In any event, in my previous martial arts experience I never wore groin protection. Aikido lacks strikes to the groin, so the only thing I needed to worry about was proper ukemi to protect the jewels. I've tried a few different banana style protectors but I really dislike them. I remember how much I hated them in football. There is the alternative athletic style or baseball cup as I knew it when I was younger. I wanted to get feedback to see what other male Kenpoists prefer.
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    This brand is a massive improvement over the old style baseball cups.

    http://www.amazon.com/XO-Athletic-Ad...sporting-goods
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    My sons also take Kenpo along with me. They like the flexible cups also (XO and Shock Doctor both make flexible ones) as they are more comfortable to wear and offer very good protection.

    The link below is to Century showing several different types. I buy the flexible cups locally at sports stores as it is cheaper than ordering online. You might want to look around at sports stores in your area.

    http://www.centuryfitness.com/webapp...19&crumb=13501
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    I tried XO and was not a fan. I picked up the shock doc today and will try it out this week in class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin6 View Post
    I tried XO and was not a fan. I picked up the shock doc today and will try it out this week in class.
    Let us here at KT know how you like the Shock Doc. Was it better and why?

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    Liked the shock doc the best. Very form fitting. It flexed with your movement instead of hindering movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin6 View Post
    Liked the shock doc the best. Very form fitting. It flexed with your movement instead of hindering movement.
    My sons said the same thing. It's worth the price for them and their comfort when training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    My sons said the same thing. It's worth the price for them and their comfort when training.

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    I couldn't agree more. Could not recommend it more.
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