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Old 10-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #26
Dojo: Chendokan Aikido
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 9
Re: worst injury you've ever heard of/seen

Morning everyone,
I wasn't there personally, but I heard the story. We had someone at our dojo who had been there for a little while. She was put into a nikkyu hold (where she was down on one knee in nikkyu) proclaimed it didn't work, and stood up, breaking her own wrist. The cracking sound stopped class.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #27
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 39
Re: worst injury you've ever heard of/seen

In Aikido I've seen a collar bone snap.

But about 2 years ago in BJJ here in NZ (not at my club) a poor bastard got "stacked" (where to pass someones closed guard people will bend you over like a pretzel and put their weight on you - this transfers to the guys neck underneath) and his neck was broken, he is now in a wheel chair.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #28
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,241
Re: worst injury you've ever heard of/seen

The worst I know of was an acquaintance performing randori during a dan test. She dropped to do a sudori and was struck, probably by a knee, in the neck. She was instantly paralyzed, thankfully temporarily. An ambulance ride and a few days in the hospital led to a full and complete recovery. She currently practices and teaches aikido. Scary at the very least.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #29
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Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,319
Re: worst injury you've ever heard of/seen

I once has my big toe dislocated and 3/4 ripped off. Not sure how it happened but I think it got caught on the joint between two mats.

Not as serious as necks being broken but at least two people puked including the guy who put it back. The worst part of it was spending 6 hours in the NHS emergency room leaking on the floor.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #30
Dan Rubin
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Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
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Re: worst injury you've ever heard of/seen

Here's a bad one:

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #31
Neal Earhart
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Dojo: New York Aikikai / Aikido of Westchester
Location: New York City
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Re: worst injury you've ever heard of/seen

Broken ankle (fracture of the left distal fibula) Oct 2012. Just a bizarre accident, where my foot stuck to the mat and the rest of my body kept moving during ukemi...you could hear the bone snap...LOL...

All healed...still has a plate a a few screws...
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