That sounds like a reasonable cource of action. But I would ***hate*** to have to take so much time off. Getting the **** kicked out of me is my best and more or less only stress relief :)
Originally posted by ronin69
your concern about not training is admirable.
BUT, think of the long run... at ONLY 23 you have years of MA ahead of you, you haven't even entered your physical peak for the MA.
Take time off 3 weeks, 4 weeks.
Studies have shown little or even no strength loss in layoffs of that time ( Mens Health Feb '03, studied done in Spain and Australia) as for speed and endurance, endurance is the first to go, but I am sure a good phsyotherapist well be able to guid you in what you CAn do for that.
Take advantage to STUDY the MA as oppose to learning them.
Read, go to some schools just to check them out, get some videos, before you know it, its clobbering time again and you will be as good as new.