Re: how many times have you gotten hurt?
Ron - I originally broke my rib practicing kung fu...a type of "one inch palm strike" my friend and I were trying on each other. Pure stupidity I'd say. Then I broke it again free sparring full contact, which is more of a moderate level of stupidy. Then the third time was during an over zealous "tai-atari" irimi attack that was more like a yokomen uchi. That time it may have been my training partners stupidity on top of my own. Now I cover my ribs with a forearm during tai atari practice...a bit non-traditional for SBK ukemi but the days of taking chances are over in aspects such as this.
Ah, they joys of practice.