It happens. As long as she's happy.
Just watch for the armbar from mount..... IN BED!
This quote is old but an extremely good point to make. The same thing happened to me way back when playing soccer in middle school. Tore my acl and my mother took me to the emergency room. The dipshits in the hospital actually put my leg in a cast. Finally after about two weeks I went to a very highly recommended orthopedic specialist and he set things straight. I would have been back on the field much sooner if I wouldn't have wasted time going to doctors who didn't know how to appropriately handle my knee injury.
Originally Posted by KhorneliusPraxx
This experience helped me later on when I shattered my knee cap and retore all the tendons in my knee.
Kpraxx, at least your wife gave it a try and now is able to relate to something that's important to you. There's no way in hell my fiance would even give training in MA any chance as much as I'd like to share what I do 9+ hours a week. The courage to jump into a male dominated activity like that is pretty impressive, physical limitations not even considered.
She is a Pitbull, Trapped in a chihuahua's body.
In memory of this thread, I am using a pirate avatar today.
Man, I just read this entire thread. It was great what you tried to do! My wife is half-Vietnamese, and she's pretty small as well (5'2"), and also fairly muscular. For a couple of years we studied JKD concepts (included a bunch of FMA). My wife really liked doing knife stuff more than anything else, and she's got the right temperment for it (I really didn't know women could be so mean...)
I've been trying to get my youngest daughter (4) and her to go to judo/bjj class with me and our oldest daughter(8). The youngest one is just too small, and probably will be for a few more years. My youngest daughter would have nobody to fight in a tournament until she gains another 20 pounds. And, my wife just doesn't seem that interested unless she can stab somebody.
I feel ya brother
Originally Posted by Jack Cheddar
Escrima/Fencing are both really fun (Given Escrima is my primary art). You'll learn how to work with weapons first before using your hands, plus doing Sinawali is a fun and an easy way to practice. Fencing is really fun as a sport and the 'sparring' is really intense plus it blends well with Escrima (If you start to get deep into the art).
But, after my quick rant, Judo would be a really awesome foundation. If I was put into Judo classes my first two years of practicing martial arts when I was younger, I think my overall game would have improved greatly.