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    Am I less likely to get hurt training in BJJ than Judo

    I have hurt myself once again in Judo. I jacked my knee up pretty good. I've been out for a week and I'll be out for at least 1 more week before I see my doctor to find out if I've done any serious damage. I'm thinking I may need to switch over to BJJ. I have heard it said before that BJJ is much easier on your body than Judo. I've been to a couple of classes before and it certainly seemed to be that way. But would those of you who train in it regularly agree that I would be less likely to get injured doing it?


    I love Judo, but I'm not willing to cripple myself for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaton Yu
    I have hurt myself once again in Judo. I jacked my knee up pretty good. I've been out for a week and I'll be out for at least 1 more week before I see my doctor to find out if I've done any serious damage. I'm thinking I may need to switch over to BJJ. I have heard it said before that BJJ is much easier on your body than Judo. I've been to a couple of classes before and it certainly seemed to be that way. But would those of you who train in it regularly agree that I would be less likely to get injured doing it?


    I love Judo, but I'm not willing to cripple myself for it.
    Possibly, although I've done BJJ for a little over 2 years and Judo (where the class was specifically Judo) off an on a few times so I won't say 100 percent. I've had my share of injuries in BJJ though. I've broken my nose, turn my upper right abdominal muscle, just recently slammed my knee into the mat with the body weight of my sparring partner while attempting a sweep, blah, blah, blah. Then again (although none of those injuries are related to this) my BJJ instructor is a Judo black belt so we probably do way more Judo and standing throws then most BJJ school. I will say there have been times were my body wasn't up to it.

    I guess what I'm saying is a somewhat of a yes. You get injured in both, but you probably get more seriously injured in Judo then you would BJJ. I would suggest some of the long term Judo/BJJ players chime in on this as well for a more accurate long term picture.

    Anyways, I personally would suggest doing both. If you find yourself injured from Judo, it may be such an injury that will allow you to do BJJ effectively where you couldn't do Judo as well. Dave Camarillo did that when he injured himself.

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    I just came from the chiropractor.

    I went back full time doing BJJ 3 times a week, MT 2x a week.

    I had adjusted:

    My jaw, it was off to the right a bit
    My neck - as usual
    Upper back - between shoulders
    Mid Thorasic
    Rib Head popped out
    Both wrists were adjusted
    Both shoulders were slightly dislocated
    Left elbow was dislocated

    Yeah, BJJ is easy on you. :(
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    I agree with that - Judo throws get get pretty rough, breakfalls help, but I am usually sore for quite a while after we practice throws. My back and ribs doesnt respond well when they gets slammed on the mat repeatedly.

    datdamnmachine, I go to your BJJ school, I am pretty sure. JT's class. I'm Dave, one of the fairly new whitebelts, not big Dave, I'm the taller, less bulky one.

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    They both hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonillo
    I just came from the chiropractor.

    I went back full time doing BJJ 3 times a week, MT 2x a week.

    I had adjusted:

    My jaw, it was off to the right a bit
    My neck - as usual
    Upper back - between shoulders
    Mid Thorasic
    Rib Head popped out
    Both wrists were adjusted
    Both shoulders were slightly dislocated
    Left elbow was dislocated

    Yeah, BJJ is easy on you. :(
    Jesus Christ, dude!

    Do you train with gorillas? Are these common injuries in BJJ?


    Seriously though, maybe I should just stick with Judo.

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    Generally I think there are different injuries. In my experience, in jiu jitsu my neck get fucked up more often. In judo, there's more risk of toes, ankles and knees being busted up.

    In general, I think it comes down more to how you train personally than the art though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaton Yu
    Jesus Christ, dude!

    Do you train with gorillas? Are these common injuries in BJJ?


    Seriously though, maybe I should just stick with Judo.
    My usual training partners are all above 250lbs, biggest is over 300lbs.. I'm 245lbs myself.

    Judo is great, I'm a non practicing Judoka myself, right now, BJJ works for me.

    Train smart, I'm training to beat on someone at the end of September, so my training is a little more intense.
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    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    Kevin:

    Think about joining a club that does both and administer them acc to your capabilities :)

    I coach judo at BMAA once a week (Fridays 6:30-8), and there's BJJ at least 4 nights a week.
    Email me (tomasdrgon@hotmail.com).

    Lookie here:
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