You realise you can do catastrophic damage with a leg lock?
Do you realize how much damage that you can do on your opponent when you use your spikes ring to slide his leg/arm opening? Not just 1 opening but 2 opening at the same time.You realise you can do catastrophic damage with a leg lock?
Which is handy to know before you escalate from that position.
I’m 52, I’m certain that 6-9 months of recovery would be life altering for me. Plus, the punishment my wife would give me.
I'm pretty sure the surgery wouldn't ever put it back to full capacity, especially for those of us over 50. I have enough limps already - don't really need a new one.
A good friend of mine in BJJ once had a great analogy.Probably
Yeah, there's a reason I tap almost immediately to leg/ankle locks.
I'd adjust that from even at low levels, to "especially at low levels". Otherwise, I agree completely.A good friend of mine in BJJ once had a great analogy.
She said "playing BJJ even at low levels is as dangerous as pro ice skating, because at any given time it's like your flying and floating over ice, one second away from breaking your neck".
Last weekend I was a referee at ADCC European & Middle East & African Championship in Warsaw (Poland). 90% of injuries have happened on the kids, juveniles and beginners mats.I'd adjust that from even at low levels, to "especially at low levels". Otherwise, I agree completely.
Well, if youre really good at BJJ, you will be dangerous, like you will with judo etc. Do judo 5 times a week for 20 years and you'll be a monster and ragdoll almost anyone.
but in my view, i think you want to compare volume of training to effectiveness, thats when it gets interesting. here i believe regular boxing, strength training (atleast until you've taken out the easy gains within a year or two) and krav maga ranks high.
im not willing to move into the gym to learn self defense. If youre like me, in our 40s and willing to spend 2-4 hours a week learning something for self defense, what should that something be?