Posted On:10/02/2008 4:50pm
Style: okinawan karate
i had total knee replacement about a year and a half ago
i am a okinawan karate guy, and would like to learn some basic bjj to round out my game...my ortho is kinda vague on limitations
i've got access to a reputable school, and they say they can train around my situation, but still i worry about an accidental twist
any input from bjj practioners would be appreciated
is badder than you
Posted On:10/02/2008 5:03pm
I'm no doctor, but if your knee's holding up well in general, I think that if you stay sharp and think ahead, you should be able to participate in BJJ training.
Specifically, things like this:
-Inform your teacher and training partners of your injury and concerns
-Make note of the styles of your fellow students and refuse to roll with anyone who you don't trust
-Tap early, tap often, and tap forcefully - it's not a tournament
Portrait of a BJJer as a Young Man
Posted On:10/02/2008 5:14pm
You won't be doing any knee attacks for a while (at least blue), so don't worry about people wrenching on it.
Posted On:10/02/2008 5:47pm
wow, didn't know that raz....so just the rolling should be ok, huh
Posted On:10/02/2008 5:50pm
I'd think if you can do karate, you should be able to roll. Can the knee bear your weight or the weight of someone on top of you? I have an injured knee right now and I rolled (albeight lightly) this morning.
thanx for input from theruss and razamataz, makes me think i can do it!!
Posted On:10/02/2008 5:53pm
never really tested the weught on top of me, but as for my own weight, hell yeah, and my surgeon says that i have achieved quote, outstanding extension and flexion
Posted On:10/02/2008 5:56pm
Then I think it should be fine.
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