Nathan Richmond wrote:
I realize that in any martial art there is a chance of injury. However, I was exploring getting into BJJ and a member at this place told me that there are bound to be injuries when practicing BJJ. The main reason I have worry about this is because I can't afford to have an injury that would put me out of work. Such as a knee injury. Can anyone give me a general idea of what kinds of injuries are common and how servere they are?
Id say Ive done quite a bit of training in bjj and I wouldnt say that there are more injuries in it.This is because most clubs are over commercialised and rather than train hard, they like to sit around alot (my opinion). n.b. I didnt find this to be the case with the Gracie Barra uk guys but the other people ive trained with took a far to laid back approach to training. Of course that is only the experience ive had with the bjj clubs ive trained with. Formulate your own opinion, go and train with a local club and make your own opinion. As alot of its on the ground, you less worry of being hit or decked into the mat in a normal training sesion.
Stuff like kyokyushinkai karate is renowned for being tough in training. I know a guy who does it and he's always got some sort of injury.