Judo-When your partner wants to kill you
I have been doing judo for a short while.. about six years consistently. I am absolutely getting tired of watching novice judoka and even more advanced players complete disregard for their partners safety. In my experience it's usually middle aged novice men who are just hitting 40 that are the absolute worst at controlling themselves. If these men have a background in any kind of martial art their desire to be awesome and rampage through everyone is twice as bad. (mid life crisis?)
There is a guy who joined my Judo club a couple years ago. This man weighs at least 240 lbs. and he fights using 100% strength and body weight all the time! Being at 190 lbs. and wanting to live to train the next day, I have always avoided him. I've even told him in the past that he is simply to big for me to work out with.
Fast forward from two years ago to two nights ago. I decided that he looked more controlled and that I could do some Tachi Waza Randori with him without getting hurt. The guy became frustrated with me and came in for an Uchi Mata to my outside leg (not sure what i'd call that throw, a makikomi variation?) Only thing is he had my right leg rooted down to the ground and swung his leg strait through the side of my right knee cap. I screamed in pain immediately and he followed through with the throw, throwing me over his leg and body. The entire time he had no idea what he did to me knee (you would think my high pitched screaming would of gave away that something was wrong)
Now I only hope that my knee will recover quickly and that it won't need any operation. There's a sharp pain in my knee whenever I extend my leg and I hope it's nothing serious, Since I don't have any health insurance seeing a doctor would be a complicated process. (I know the standard answer is "go see a Dr.")
Anyone have experience with a similar injury? Although there have been plenty of beginner bashing threads on BS doesn't it suck when your training partner hurts you? And if you are that guy who is hurting people at your studio...
I hate you.