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Creation Date: 03-03-2005 12:13 AM
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In General Back on the Mat after hand injury Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #190 New 11-24-2008 07:11 PM
Stepped back on the mat after a two week break to allow my hand to recover sufficiently and the wound to close. I still can't really use my thumb since it hurts to even put the smallest amount of pressure on the thumb but beginner's class isn't too bad. I just warn my partner before hand not to touch the thumb and bandage it so there's always a clear visual indication as to which thumb it is.

Pins are definitely harder to execute properly but throws are ok since they don't require such fine use of the digits. The ukemi isn't too bad as long as i'm not thrown to hard since slapping with that hand on the mat isn't exactly a great option right now to dissipate the energy of the throw.

I'll probably stick with beginners' class for now until the thumb recovers a little bit more.
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#2 11-27-2008 04:41 AM
CatSienna Says:
Good point and that gives me something to focus on rather than focusing on what i can't do right now. Thanks!
#1 11-24-2008 07:21 PM
What happened to your hand? Yeah, it's good to stay in beginners' class. Also, while you may have difficulty pinning your uke, this can still be to your advantage because it will force you to focus on your form and maintaining your connection with uke's arm without gripping. We sometimes practice this in our dojo.

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