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6/11/09 1:09 AM
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RabbiVJ
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 this is prolly the wrong forum but i dont give a shit...

so i had knee surgery abt a year and a half ago and i wanna get back into martial arts...i lost a bunch of weight b4 the surgery but gained most of it back...i wanna do BJJ most likely, i may do it either @ MAU in clawson or Warrior way in Walled lake...advisable or no?
6/11/09 6:39 AM
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Samuraidog
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Go for it. Why not?
6/11/09 12:49 PM
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Crush Crawfish
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Yeah. Just train smart and don't roll with spazzes. How's the knee?
6/11/09 3:57 PM
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StephenL
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I'd recommend Tabatas, bag/pad work and kickboxing.

You may get hurt in BJJ, then you can't train.

stephen
6/11/09 9:37 PM
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Did you strengthen your knee back to 100%? Have you been training to strengthen the whole body? stretching to make your body flexible? core exercises for core strength? Some yoga/pilates exercises for stretching? Just some basics before you get back into it. Both places would give you a free tryout to see if this is what you would like. And what place you would better fit in.
6/11/09 10:18 PM
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mortician
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stephen is not very good at tabatas he always trys to one up everybody but then he gets thrown on his head with a gi on.
6/12/09 5:42 PM
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RabbiVJ
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 I think my knee is back to 100%, but like i said, since i gained all the weight back, im not sure how that will fly, also i was worried abt screwing up my knee again, i have a brace but i dont know how much that will help.  I can say my flexibility sucks ass, so i was hoping bjj would help...we shall see.
6/12/09 8:48 PM
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judoblackbelt
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If you let the instructor know your physical condition and concerns he will put you with others who will work with you and won't hurt you. Maybe some more experienced grapplers. You can always do a private with a BB to get the feel and see where you are at before you roll with the general class.
Sound like your conditioning and confidence need to be gradually improved. Go slow, this is a life long learning process. A beginning.
6/12/09 11:05 PM
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RabbiVJ
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 thx for the advice...ill def look into it.
6/13/09 10:41 AM
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everyone has to start somewhere and that also applies when coming back from an injury or a long time away from training or exercising........a good school/instructor will take all factors into consideration when putting u in classes/working with u.............both places u mentioned have great reputaions (along with eastwest in canton) good luck to u

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