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Hip replacement comeback?

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Friday 28th December 2007 at 10:52

I began small circle jujitsu in 2005 after 15 years in karate and loved it. It was a great addition crosstraining thing and it was a much more practical art than karate. In late 2006 I had total hip replacement and have returned to karate but not JJ. I am wondering if people have had similar experiences or know of anybody that has comeback to jujitsu after hip replacement. I am 53 years old so I am not sure of my capabilities at this point with falls and mat work etc. Any input from anyone who has this experience or is familiar with anybody coming back after hip replacement would be appreciated.

Prof. Akers


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Wednesday 2nd January 2008 at 14:38

Josann, I'm 60 next month and I'm just back training after bowel cancer so no throws or punches for months - if ever.
Christ I ache, even my beard is sore.
Go at your pace, go steady, block, lock, take down and finish not throw.
Now if only could take my own advice I'd be as perfect as my wife thinks I am - yeah right.