Sunday, August 02, 2009

Dislocated shoulder from Brazilian Jujitsu

Hi Guys,

I've tried out kungfu and TKD in RMIT University. And I've come away not very satisfied with my experiences. It wasn't exactly what i was looking for.

Just so happens I met a friend that has learnt Brazilian Ju-Jitsu(BJJ):

"Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition."

Excerpts taken from wiki's Brazilian_Jiu-Jitsu page.

Class 1 consists of the 4 basic positions: guard, top mount, side mount, back mount. Basic skills learnt include the paint brush from top mount, arm bar from guard position, escaping the guard and choke out from back mount. Then practise sparring.

Class 2 consists of a revision of the first class, shrimping, gi chokes from guard position, gi choke from side mount, gi choke from top mount. Again continue with sparring.

Here's what happened:

Kevin: Would you like me to go 100% intensity? There could be a lot gained from me going full intensity.

Me: Ok, why not?

Kevin: (breaks out from guard position to side mount, and pushes my left shoulder down , looks like a paintbrush.... and then CRACK....)

Me: (tap out, tap out)

Kevin: What happened?
Me: I think my shoulder is injured.

True enough, Antonio, a visiting plastic surgeon gives me a check up in the morning and confirms that my shoulder is injured. I shouldn't move it shoulder for 20 day and I'm on 6 days on Ibuprofen (oral analgesic/painkiller).

Yes I should chill out. So it looks like I'll be doing a lot of crunches, squat kicks and stretching until this heals.

That's the update for know.

Hoh Yun

1 comment:

Low Angle Productions said...

Poor boy. Have someone lick your wounds for you, please.