Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #6

Thirteen Injuries I’ve Gotten from Thirteen Years of Martial Arts

1. Broken bone in my hand – I blocked a round house kick with my hand. Big mistake, and the normal fight adrenalin didn’t mask the pain.

2. Pulled hamstring – My opponent tried a single leg take down on me, and I hate, hate, hate being thrown, even onto mats. I tense up and fight the movement…and things like this happen.

3. A black eye – Kinda minor, but it’s only happened to me once. He jabbed, he crossed, I didn’t block hard enough.

4. A jammed toe – Sparring injury. I didn’t even feel it until it was all over, and I looked down at a purple toe.

5. Another jammed toe – An escape from the mount gone awry. One of the new guys didn’t realize just how much stronger than me he was. He felt very bad about it.

6-9. Multiple small tears of my left meniscus – A small pop, a small pain, a few days of swelling. Several times.

10. Partially torn left ACL – A sparring injury, and my worst martial arts related injury.

11. Sprained knee (the left one again) – My cousin tried a karate move on me. Remember what I said about hating to fall?

12. Sprained thumb – A lapel choke gone bad. My grip slipped.

13. Cracked bone in my foot – I took an elbow to the top of the foot during a speed-kicking drill; that spot was tender for almost a year.

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6. ann


Sonny said...

Ouch!!!! ;-)

Happy TT, anyway.

Mine is up, too! Please stop by if you like to!

Siani said...

Ouch! You're so much braver than I am. Happy TT!

pussreboots said...

Ouch! Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa said...

And now I know why I don't do martial arts....ouch!!

Thanks for stopping by, happy TT!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm impressed. You don't find many gals doings these types of things. I enjoyed your list even though is was a painful experience it's also lots of accomplishment as well. Have a great TT. :)

Ann Bruce said...

Ow. I always tell my opponents that grappling is a no-no when sparring with me. It saves on the injuries.

Nicholas said...

My wife keep surging me to try martial arts, but now I'll be able to use your TT as yet another reason I don't want to!

Julie Doe said...

Thanks to everyone for posting. I don't want to scare anyone away from martial arts, though. I've learned a lot of useful skills, made a lot of friends, and when I was most active, I was in the best shape of my life.