Shoulder problems in striking arts

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ramzie4718, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. ramzie4718

    ramzie4718 Blue Belt

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    I have always wanted to start a striking art (Muay Thai, boxing) but I have some shoulder problems. I can't throw a left hook without my shoulder dislocating. It all goes back to the days I played football and I dislocated my shoulder about 4 times. I've had surgery but it has dislocated even after that.

    So my question is could I start for example Muay Thai without basically ever using my left hook?
     
  2. FadeIntoViolenc

    FadeIntoViolenc Orange Belt

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    Fight southpaw.

    I rarely throw a rear hook anyway.

    Straight left FTW.
     
  3. Yakobi

    Yakobi Green Belt

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    I'm in the same boat except it's my right one. I've always trained SP, now i'm gonna have to start standing ortho. It sucks.

    Oh well, atleast new synapses will grow in our brains. :)
     
  4. Nostromo

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    With that kind of injury what's the point? You'll end up dislocating it while sparring more times than not.
     
  5. jlagman

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    I guess I'm not the only one who "switched" stances to deal with this problem. As much as I advocate against switching stances, this may be a valid reason to do so.
     

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