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    What to do?

    I've been thinking for this since the past week and cant seem to make a choice, there's tons of smart people on here, so i thought i'd ask for some advice.

    Here's my situation: Last year during a roll i fucked up my back, how do backmount escape.
    Ever since it's playing up, wearing off, playing up, etc.
    I'm seeing the proper dudes for it but it doesnt seem to get me anywhere.
    its not mental so dont even suggest that, thank you very much.

    I'm thinking it might have to do that im going 30 and its harder to recover from physical injuries or even a muscle pain.
    I also think, im not sure on this one that it has to do with the fact i nowadays primarely (95%) only train in groundwork.
    If i train at all, im down on 2 times a week, 3 if im lucky, which is half the amount of sessions i used to do.
    I refuse to give in and become one of those ' yeah i used to....' persons so quitting is not an option.
    I hate half assed training, last BJJclass i couldnt spar again and stood there like a retard clocking time.

    So my plan is to take up a second style at another school, stand up style.
    Im hoping that the more balanced way of moving around (i mean standing up aswell, not just groundwork all the time) should fix me up again.

    I have three options: San da at my regular school, but im reluctant because then i get sucked into certain drama i really dont want to get involved with.
    pros:I train free (used to be instructor there), nice people
    cons: average level is low, poor facilities, im pretty bored with san da.



    There's a really good muay thai school 1 block from my place, that seems to offer recreational MT, and thats pretty nice since im in no shape to fight comps, nor am i interested to do so, been there done that, dont need even more injuries.
    Thing is they are ridiculously expensive, i could barely afford it.
    pros: head of that school is founder of the national MT federation (Sem schilt actually recommended him to me) good facilities.
    cons: the money, and the intense level of the workouts: ending up standing there like a bitch going: ouch my back zomg!
    i fucking hate that.




    Then there's my old judoschool, led by a 6th degree BB, former Europea champ and overall nice guy.
    Pro's: medium priced, i know the people (some excellent BB's).
    Con's: still fucking around in a gi, and the throws are not too good when you're 6' 5'' and in 80% of the time have to sink in deep to get below their centerpoint.
    (yeah i must bend my knees but sometimes because of the back you develop bad posture etc and you end up using the back accidentally)


    Now what the hell should i do, im hoping someone can give me a new insight.
    ofcourse in the meantime i keep busy with the fysio/doctors chiropractors etc.
    they say its ok as long as i take it easy.

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    I don't know about your dilema, but I did want to openly admire Sem Schilt recommending anything to you. That's a hell of an endorsement.

    Try chun, you're almost guaranteed not to have to spar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja
    I don't know about your dilema, but I did want to openly admire Sem Schilt recommending anything to you. That's a hell of an endorsement.

    Try chun, you're almost guaranteed not to have to spar.
    Yeah but Sem mentionned him since i was asking for proper grappling instruction besides meh BJJ in my region.
    The Mt dude has a son who fought at the try outs (dunno what to call them) of Abu Dhabi.
    I've sparred him twice, his skills are awesome.
    But like i said the MT is intense and im having that shitty back.

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    Lebell did you have an MRI or something? Maybe the good doctors are missing something. Try to see some other doc in Amsterdam.

    I say go MT, just don't tell them that you already trained and nobody will notice :tellme:
    For the money, well just cut down on drinks and smokes or hookers.
    Judo will **** your back up even more (again, get that sorted out, you might live 30 or 40 more years and with a fucked up back, no fun).
    Sometimes you lose and sometimes the other guy wins.

    At this point I don't owe anybody an explenation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4n4l
    For the money, well just cut down on drinks and smokes or hookers.
    NEVER!
    (im actually serious)

    Judo will **** your back up even more (again, get that sorted out, you might live 30 or 40 more years and with a fucked up back, no fun).
    And there we have the whole dilemma.
    See what i mean?
    I hope someone has some good insight or a stroke of genius advice.

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    stop crashing on the couch of whatever trollop you pick up at the boozer that night. When you leave the pub, invite her back to your cardboard box, and not her place. I slept on the floor for at least four years, to fix my back. Now I'm as strong as a weak guy, who happens not to have a bad back any more...see? success.

    AND

    When you love teh monkey...don't do it in a tree.

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    and stop barfighting you ruffian. Stop getting pissed at the pub, and yobbing it up until someone throws hands with you.


    you could also get a scary old yellow back brace, like the old **** from Christine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja
    and stop barfighting you ruffian. Stop getting pissed at the pub, and yobbing it up until someone throws hands with you.


    you could also get a scary old yellow back brace, like the old **** from Christine.
    but thats the way i am.
    if i change that im not the same person anymore.
    im changing my work, im going to some jobcenter/carreercenter to see if i can do some officework.

    last night i was invited to go watch the cardinals vs the eagles, i had no idea what american football is about except the cardinals had to win since my mate betted a 100 euros on it.
    then there were these bunch of Steelers fans for some reason and they heared me say i didnt like the football much.

    I ended up wtfpwn throw the biggest of the three to make a point about grappling having cooler take downs.
    that hurted my back a bit, but boy did the big guy have a funny look on his face.
    ;-)
    it happened all in good nature mind you.

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    Why not do something that isn't MA oriented to balance out the bjj?

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    i dont like sports.

    i dont consider myself as someone that does a sport.
    i do bjj or i do boxing or whatever.

    i dont like anything with a ball and where you cant hit people.

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