~~I've had various injuries in my MA career and got to thinking about what each of them has taught or got me contemplating. Wondering what other's stories might be.
~~Broken tailbone in tae kwon do. Much pain and had to sit on a rubber donut for 3 months. Really started to examine how important spacial awarness and practical distances were.
~~Nose broken twice: GET OFF LINE! KEEP HANDS UP!
~~Broken cheek in a reaction circle (randori) in jujitsu. Frightened small children for a while and burned into my brain to never underestimate or trust in someone else's level of control. And again, keep hands up.
~~Separated right shoulder in aikido from practicing extreme ukemi...just to see. Learned that when accomplished it's fine to say that's good and not go for that 12th dive out when you'd done 11 great. Gee, I do have limits.
I know I'm not the only who learns the hard way some times. C'mon, fess up...