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Offline GregM

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Do I need to find a new sport?
« on: January 14, 2005, 07:37:33 PM »
Hi,

On the 2nd of August 2004 I had microfracture to repair a 25 x 15mm full thickness chondral defect with unstable margins in the central part of the trochlea articular surface.

I am now considering a return to my sport -  
Jiu Jitsu, which is primarily a ground grappling style which means a lot of time is spent on your knees.

Will I be able to train in a sport such as this for the long term (10+ years) or would I be better to take up boxing again? I make no living from my sport and it also is pretty expensive so I dont want to have a lifetime of knee problems for 3 years worth of training.

For examples on the sorts of positions required in Jiu Jitsu - http://bjj.org/techniques/

All advice is much appreciated.

Thanks

Greg

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Re: Do I need to find a new sport?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2005, 07:46:19 PM »
Greg

That looks pretty brutal work on the knees.  I would think long and hard about starting this up again. ??? ???  Remember your knees have to last you a lifetime.

Good luck in your decision! ::)

Hugs
Rozzzie

ps:  nice web site.
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Re: Do I need to find a new sport?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2005, 03:00:15 AM »
Greg doing BJJ as with other grappling arts knees get a lot of stress try wearing a support like aot of people do, your instructor shoudl be abel to advice you on keeping it healthy, train in western boxing and BJJ crosstraining is good stuff! I train in Muay Thai and thats how I also busted my knee but wouldn't give it up gonna get back to trianing as soon as I am fixed, doing some Vale Tudo and Filipino stuff as well for crosstraining.

Goto sfuk.com there is a MMA forum where lots of injuries are discussed with some kowledgeable fighters to help out.

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Re: Do I need to find a new sport?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2005, 05:42:42 PM »
ttt  :)

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Re: Do I need to find a new sport?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005, 04:25:02 PM »
Is there a qualified mod who can answer my question on this site?  :)