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Martial arts for an injured fighter?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by FrankGardner, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. FrankGardner

    FrankGardner Banned Banned

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    I injured my leg last month (tore my ACL) from sparring and cannot spar until like around nov-feb. What martial arts can I still do with a bad leg? I was told by my doctor that I can still practice as long as I am not sparring in the meantime. So would tai chi be a good idea, i see a lot of old people doing that so i figure that must not be very strenuous. I also heard that Eskrima/Kali may be a good option since it involves mainly weapons. Any advice?
     
  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    definitly no grappling for this injury
     
  3. BJJ PrideFC**

    BJJ PrideFC** Orange Belt

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    lol at tai chi
     
  4. laohu69

    laohu69 Blue Belt

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    I tore my MCL & had numerous broken bones (feet / ankle / knee / leg) from a motorcycle wreck. Not the same injury as the ACL but, it limited me in what I could do.
    After getting off crutches I went right back to my BJJ class.
    Everyone in the school knew of my injuries so I had no problems with someone spazzing on me. I just trained technique with a non resisting partner during the instructional portion of the classes & didn't roll during the open mat portion unless someone wanted to review what was taught in class.
    One thing my Doc did insist on was me not training with the 320# kid since he was afraid that I could re-injure myself straining to move his weight even if he wasn't resisting.
    IMO go back to class as long as it's cool with your Doc.
     
  5. johnkreese

    johnkreese Brown Belt

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    How about boxing?
     
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