I asked the artist Nana to design an imaginary vision of my lobloo. I'd seen her work on Instagram and loved it.
I love the lobloo female pelvic protection
The lobloo female groin guard is equipment like no other, it is not just another "option" like what pattern is on your shorts or how many ounces are your gloves; I truly believe that this groin guard can change your actual body movements and postures.
Yes, Females need to protect their pelvic
Men know that wearing a cup versus not wearing a cup changes their confidence in movements, but women are deprived of even this awareness because we are not recognized as needing protection - even amongst ourselves.
For whatever reason, the vulnerability of male anatomy is treated as precious, and even a signal of importance and perhaps even strength, BECAUSE of the weakness. Women, because we are "not men," are not given the same consideration, even though anyone who has ever been hit in the groin - regardless of anatomy or gender identification - knows that the need for protection goes across the spectrum. Likewise, the empowerment of the groin as a point of virility and power can also cross gender lines.
The lobolo T-shirts design is to visual remind females to wear a Pelvic protection
That's why I want a visual representation of my groin guard, as a ram's head, on a T-Shirt. It's a piece of equipment that at first often invites responses like, "wow, I didn't know there was such a thing," and once used invites reactions like, "this is the greatest thing ever." Because women can feel it. Because it is armor. Because women's bodies have been unconsciously bent and distorted by the lack of protection and the fact of vulnerability (whether recognized or not) in our performances in contact sport.
Protect the Box or Groin!
From Day 1 Master K was teaching me that the power is in the hips... that's true in more ways than I ever could have imagined. Lead with it. Protect the Box.
Support the Legends and Krus in the Muay Thai Library
The shirt also celebrates my next milestone of 300 fights. 100% of the proceeds of sales from these shirts goes to the Kru Fund, supporting the Legends and Krus in the Muay Thai Library.
If you go buy your own guard (male or female) from lobloo.com and use the PROMO CODE: KRUFUND
10% of the sale goes to the Kru Fund as well. Supporting women's fortitude and supporting the Krus.
Purchased it here.
By Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu
A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay