Podcast looking for people willing to share their story of overcoming injury.

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  1. BJJbrick

    BJJbrick White Belt

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    The BjjBrick Podcast is looking for some people who have overcome injuries related to Bjj. We want to have a 8 to 12 guests (maybe you). It would be a 5 to 10 min conversation over the phone. If you are interested in sharing your story and hopefully helping others who may find themselves in a similar situation message me or email me [email protected].
     
  2. Unipres

    Unipres Orange Belt

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    Ha ha, my neck had been sore and hurting for 6 months and on my first day of rolling I got pared with someone that had 80lbs on me. He attempted a choke that was more of a crank and there was a loud pop and a feeling of electricity down my limbs. The noise scared him and I went limp. I immediately felt better than I had felt in months and have had no more injury. That was the first time I actually decided there might actually be something to chiropractors.
     
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    BJJbrick White Belt

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    Glad it was not more serious my friend.
     
  4. spiderguardman

    spiderguardman Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I guess i could join.
    I herniated 2discs when i was younger and somehow traines bjj with them at a very high level.

    A few years ago i got alot worse and the last 2years ive been in very bad condition and daily pain.

    Still i never gave up and did alot of research about back injuries and just kept trying to get better.

    Now im back on the mats and im moving better than ever because ive taken my time to fix alot of weakneses and imbalances ive had in my core and hips that caused the initial injury.
     
  5. FSUfightfan06

    FSUfightfan06 Yellow Belt

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    I have patellar track disorder and a traumatic patellar subluxation. An acute event that now has a high risk of becoming chronic. Definitely puts me in a foul mood at time but I'm finding ways to train around it. Don't know if that's severe enough.
     
  6. K1 Hughes

    K1 Hughes Orange Belt

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    Got hit by a car, was depressed and in constant pain. Bottomed out weighing 119 pounds at 5'10". Healed up after the surgeries, found jiu jitsu and it put me back on track. Now a happy healthy (still scrawny) 165 pound whitebelt.
     
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    virtuoso Blue Belt

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    Strained the IT band in my leg three days before a tournament. I was supposed to be going light, but the guy I was rolling with didn't take it light. I dried to roll under for an armlock from guard and heard a popping sound. I did everything I could for the days and hours leading up until the tournament and was actually feeling good enough by then, with the help of a knee brace, ibuprofen, and Perform by BioFreeze, that I won gold.
     
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    jimglynn Orange Belt

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    I had a lumbar spinal fusion. Good as new (almost) and back to training 7 days a week and competed 7 times last year. I got lots of good advice. My surgeon was a top guy.
     
  9. Luke Leasure

    Luke Leasure Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    sent you an e-mail.

    Forgive though...i wrote affective and i meant effective...

    :-(

    OK my OCD is slightly relieved...
     
  10. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    A strain that held you out for 2 days? They should write a book of the heroism it took to overcome such a devastating set back.
     
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    ostapbjj Orange Belt

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    See if you can get in touch with Paul Schreiner from Marcelo's academy. I've heard that he has had a crazy amount of surgeries
     
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    Terror Zone Banned Banned

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    Got a bilateral sports hernia as a blue belt and it kept me out of training for over a year before I had the surgery to get it fixed. In that time literally dozens of doctors misdiagnosed me and I had several even tell me straight up that I'd never be able to train again. I eventually had to research the injury more thoroughly on my own and find a specialist that knew what he was talking about. By that time, I'd allowed the drinking problem I'd developed as the result of not being able to train anymore (my coping mechanism for life) develop into full blown heroin addiction. Got arrested, tried to kill myself, went to rehab, etc.

    Anyway, post-surgery I'm now 100% clean, a purple belt and should be fighting MMA soon. That injury literally almost killed me though.
     
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    Chr9is Blue Belt

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    Holy hell, that would be a story to hear. ^^^^
     
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    drabon74 Orange Belt

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    2 months in(@41 years old) i tore my acl in a takedown gone bad. 10 months post op i was back on the mat in limited rolling. 2 months after starting back someone jacked up my shoulder which required a cortisone shot. After being back for 5 months i separated my floating rib, i tried to train through it and it just got much worse and fast, this sidelined me for 2 months. When i had my ribs xrayed i was told i had arthritis in my back and i should leave martial arts alone. Fast forward 6 months and i just got my blue belt, i just turned 44 years old. I supplement my bjj with a lot of crossfit or circuit type training. Just last week i sprained my thumb. Even through all the injuries i never considered abandoning the sport. I still have a partially torn ACL in my other leg from a baseball injury that i have to work around but its all good.
     
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    Honestly, I downplayed the injury because it was really dumb that I competed. I was a new blue belt, it was my first tournament, and I had already paid the fees. I had to take 4 weeks off after the tournament because I couldn't really stand or bend my knee without pain. After that I had to be very careful with my knee for a long time. Is it the worst injury ever? No. But, I overcame the injury enough to compete, although I was in pain and I couldn't even walk the day before.
     

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