Ok I've probably asked this question before but I thought it was worth it again.. especially now that we have a seperate BJJ forum. Ear guards. Wrestlers headgear. http://www.wrestlingpod.com/WrestlingHeadgear.php Do you use them? If so... what techniques do you find that they help you to avoid ear pain on? Recently I've focused on my takedowns. That my rolling partners are all in the 100-115kg category means training takedowns and actually getting them to be successful are still two relatively seperate things. :cry: In addition to the usual BJJ style shoots (catching behind the knee, double leg, inside reap etc.) I've added in some Greco-Roman style takedowns... high crotch and lateral motion takedowns. I want to make sure the Christmas goose comes early this year. So at any rate... I've found that the Greco-Roman stuff has a slightly different take on takedowns in the movement of the head to cut laterally... which means you neck gets one hell of a workout. I guess that's really a trademark of Greco-Roman is that they really work their position with the head and neck a fair amount... not only in the take down either... pretty much anywhere they can use it to cut across an opponent... a la Randy Couture. But that also means that my ears are constantly sore. I mean right now I can only sleep on my back because of it.. OUCH!!!!! So... I've got to look into some headgear.. which I find surprisingly absent from the BJJ comps and BJJ training in general... though I do see a lot of guys with the cauliflower ears... several of the guys I roll with have them... big meaty pieces on the sides of their head. So here's the questions: 1) Any type you recommend? 2) Any drawbacks to wearing them? 3) Any BJJ specific moves that you find end hard on the ears? 4) Any good sites for dealing with cauliflower ear? (eg. draining cauliflower with a syringe?) 5) Am I just being a big girl about this?