That is what happens when you do not wear a cup

10:09:00 AM Tkd kwan 0 Comments

Wearing a groin cup is very important in Taekwondo sparring, and the fighters do not have to wait  for the rules to force them to wear it.
In every competition, the referees can check if the fighters are wearing all the gears or not, and they are not allowed to enter the sparring without them.

In this fight it seems that the red Hogu (Hong) is not wearing his groin protector, and he did regret that when the blue corner kicked him.
The groin protector does not stop all the effect of the kicks in sparring but at least it helps to decrease the shock of the kicks.