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    Leaving Judo

    I broke my neck a couple years ago, and it just can't take the constant throwing. So I'm thinking about making the move to BJJ. The thing is, I love Judo. My ego is telling me not to move, it says that it doesn't matter that I can't move my neck for two days after practice. My mind is telling me that I'm being ridiculous and that I'm going to be sorry when I'm older.

    So any comments welcome, comic relief, real advice, whatever.

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    It sounds as though now may be the time to exit judo. What does your doctor say?

    Good luck on your future endeavors.

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    My doc says to listen to my body, though he's not in love with the fact that I continued judo.

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    I think your ego will be plenty satisfied by the no blows to it, it will take doing BJJ.
    Honestly if you like Ne Waza you will be fine except on days where you are working the clock or bow and arrow choke those days will suck for your neck big time.

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    The BJJ instructor at my school recently broke his neck doing BJJ. You're not necessarily safer leaving judo for BJJ.

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    I'm not that old. I'm only 37. But, I'm thinking lately that I want to get involved with a Judo club when my DZR contract expires soon. Judo seems perfect to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Brown View Post
    The BJJ instructor at my school recently broke his neck doing BJJ. You're not necessarily safer leaving judo for BJJ.
    I have to ask how did he manage to do that?

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    I understand that a physical sport is a physical sport but I tell you what, on the days when we practice Ne Waza I can function the next day.

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    Understand just how you feel. Damaged my C6 and C7 in a tournament as a Yellow Belt. Various other injuries and surgeries have interupted training, but I still roll today at 61. The neck is worse and I have to take precautions, but it works for me. If you really love judo, stick with it, with precautions.

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    Why not train a Striking art?

    Kyokushin or boxing/kickboxing

    (as MT well you have quite a lot of neck grabing during the clinch)

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