6/10/2008 7:46am, #1
3rd time's a charm (brokwn hand again)
Well this is the 3rd time in a year and a half that have either broken my hand. But I come not to complain about the miseries of not training. I took two weeks off and then last night, hand in splint, I went to class.
I made sure to pair up with training partners I trust (something I do generally even when I am at 100%)
It was interesting to try to protect my hand while drilling and rolling. It makes you think in a totally different way.
So anyway i was rolling with this bigger guy. He's about 220 I am currently 150 (down from 220, thanks bullshido). He got me in full mount...I thought, "Well I do only have one hand and he is much stronger than I am"...
But i didn't quit. I worked elbow knee escape on my bad side since I couldn't use my hand. i eventually pulled him down into half guard. I secured my underhook and just went very slowly to try to take the back. Eventually he raised his hips and BANG...I got him with the electric chair.
I was pretty excited that I was able to pull this off with my hand in the shape it was.
Oh, it is an avulsion fracture of my thumb commonly called skier's thumb. That's all.There is no cheating, there is only jiu-jitsu.