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    I've just found out the hard way that my taiji classes are indefinately cancelled (I turned up, nobody else did). The instructor has finally decided to get something done about his shoulder injury (motorbike accident) and has cancelled until further notice. I still can't do aikido because of my knee injuries so I've got bugger all to do. The only friends I can spar with are 2 girls half my weight who do TKD.
    So, what the hell do I do? I don't know any other decent taiji clubs in the area, I'd love to do bjj or something, but my knees aren't up to it.
    Am I just fundamentally screwed for the time being?
    Laughter and mockery would be much appreciated.
    Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

    #2
    Well, Sam, I went and lifted for several months with out doing ma once. It was ok. Atleast I got to look a little better. And maybe you could hit the bag. Have you tried thumb wrestling?

    >>>Always walk on a bright, wide road. If you choose to live with your right posture, you don't have to go on a dark road or a malodorous place. Oyama
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      #3
      That would involve getting a bag. Not a bad idea though. No idea what thumb wrestling is though.
      Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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        #4
        Sam, does the Tse Qigong centre in Manchester offer any type of training that would be suitable for you ? I rang them up once with a query about Wing Chun and they seemed quite helpful (0161 929 4485)

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          #5
          I looked in your profile but couldn't find anything.

          Why are your knees so bad?

          My logic must be flawed somewhere here but,
          wouldn't BJJ be one of the safer ones to do with bad knees as it doesn't really involve kicking at all - mostly ground grappling.

          PS - I am basing this on someone at my center. He has two shot knees (motorcycle crash) and can't really kick at all. However, when we're doing ground grappling he can still go.



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            #6
            I guess it depends on the kind of injury. Tennis knee(is that possible?) would be no kicks...

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              #7
              Dude,

              My cuz jut did the replacement thing on his knees. He is already playing hoops. The man is superhuman.

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                #8
                "That would involve getting a bag. Not a bad idea though. No idea what thumb wrestling is though."

                eh... ask a seven year old.

                >>>Always walk on a bright, wide road. If you choose to live with your right posture, you don't have to go on a dark road or a malodorous place. Oyama
                "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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                  #9
                  Oh, and Sam, thinking of you reminded me of the days we'd work out and after head to a bar and have one beer each to "cool down." Or sitting in the dojo sucking crab and drinking beer. Ah, the joys of cold beer and good company.


                  Now these darn heck Mormons here go for icecream, but it just isn't the same.

                  >>>Always walk on a bright, wide road. If you choose to live with your right posture, you don't have to go on a dark road or a malodorous place. Oyama
                  "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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                    #10
                    I got hit by a car while cycling about 8 years ago, since then my knees have been slowly degenerating. A few weeks ago something went in my left knee, just below the kneecap, that means I can't kneel down without it being stupidly painful, which pretty much rules out any groundwork. I've got an appointment with my doctor next week (it only took 3 weeks to get an appointment... I love the NHS)
                    Sanchin - cheers for the number, I'll see what they have.
                    Pat - I'm afraid of small children. Actually, any children. I'm afraid I'm destined to always lose at thumb wrestling then.
                    I'm going to definately give arm curls and rehydration therapy a go in the meantime.
                    Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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                      #11
                      Bwahahahahahha
                      (mock mock mock mock mock)
                      (point in derision)
                      Bwahahhahhahahha

                      Feel better?

                      (board breaks with a kick)
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                        #12
                        Much better.
                        Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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                          #13
                          Sam, ever consider eskrima? You've got all the thrills and chills of top notch talent over there.

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                            #14
                            hey sam DILLMAN has tapes on KAI JUTSU and NO TOUCH KNOCKOUTS . The knee thing would not be an issue plus if you get real good you could project it over to IRAQ and help the UN and PREZ BUSH with the whole mess that is going on :)

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                              #15
                              Dibble - My aikido sensei also teaches escrima, but thats at 8 in the morning on the opposite side of manchester to where I live (30 miles ish...) and quite frankly I enjoy getting a lie in once a week. Looks like its going to be my only chance for my violence fix though.
                              Kempocos - I'm still working on stunning yaks with my mind bullets. I'm more tempted to learn from Hans Eric Bristol because of the levitation thing.
                              Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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