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  1. Evilfishtank is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/20/2011 5:53pm


     

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Punching bag vs ...?

    Long story short: I have really bad wrists and elbows. I got one surgery but it was unfortunately a failure and I'll need to get that same wrist operated on before I get the next one done.

    While this is going on I'm trying to rehabilitate the tennis elbow in my elbows.

    I've started running to keep fit but I feel that there is more I could be doing.

    I could get a punching bag and work and my kicks and do some (light) work on my punches as only excessive punching hurts.

    It doesn't make sense (at least I don't think) to join a gym because I'll be out for about a month later in the year and then another month a little while after that. Also, I wouldn't be able to do my part there and hold pads/mitts for people as holding pads (especially thai pads) really hurts like hell.

    So should I just get a punching bad and hope my technique is OK or attempt braving the conditions at a local gym? I'd even be desperate enough to try TKD but all the gyms around here are "McDojang" kid-oriented garbage.

    What would you do?
  2. jspeedy is offline
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    Posted On:
    9/20/2011 6:45pm


     Style: FMA

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Go do BJJ. Problem solved. Someone else can suggest Judo.
  3. The Juggernoob is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/20/2011 6:49pm


     Style: 'Grapplin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspeedy View Post
    Go do BJJ. Problem solved. Someone else can suggest Judo.
    Go do SAMBO, judo doesnt want you.
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    9/21/2011 6:02am


     Style: BJJ, formerly Judo

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Do salsa, Chicks dig that **** man.

    I'm not kidding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka_UK
    Judo is the PC to Sambo's Mac.
  5. Gosai is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/21/2011 7:45am


     Style: Ju d'oh!

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    Combine all of the above.
  6. Rickko is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/21/2011 8:01am


     Style: Muay Thai & Bjj

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you have tennis elbow even Bjj is gonna suck.
    Everything but rehab is out, & time + shitloads of cortisone is pretty much your only course ( in my experience ).
    It truly pains me to not be able to say " harden the **** up & do it anyway ",but I had to deal with tennis elbow a few years ago when a monster croat missed the kick shield & planted one on my left elbow & no amount of trying to train around it worked.
  7. Azatdawn is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/21/2011 8:27am


     Style: Thaiboxing; MMA nb

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I'd suggest to keep running, actually.

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