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    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters:

    Have you ever broke a bone in combat?
    How did the situation occur? Could it have been prevented?
    Were you able to recover and prevail in the altercation?

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    Default Re: Broken bones in combat

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters:

    Have you ever broke a bone in combat?
    How did the situation occur? Could it have been prevented?
    Were you able to recover and prevail in the altercation?
    The only bone I broke was falling out of a tree when I was seven. I saw a branch I thought I could swing on like Tarzan. It was a tiny green 'vine'. Very tiny.

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    I have had boxers fractures in both hands from separate fights. This was before or early in my MA career. After the second time I was jumped from behind (different person) with my cast on. So, I beat him with the cast.
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    So this is gross and a bit sad, but I've actually busted every bone in both hands at least once. I had a fracture to the orbital socket and a compound fracture of the Radius & Ulna in my right arm. The Arm was a clean break. Back in my days of Ju Jitsu my body went one way and the other guy went the other. All I remember was hearing the crack then seeing the guy who had my arm vomit on the mat. I remember him letting go of me looking at it and seeing that I had a 90 degree bend down to my forearm. It really never hurt all that much and to this day I think it was just shock. When they set it I just went to sleep and woke up with a huge cast on my arm.
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    Default Re: Broken bones in combat

    Quote Originally Posted by gakusei View Post
    I have had boxers fractures in both hands from separate fights. This was before or early in my MA career. After the second time I was jumped from behind (different person) with my cast on. So, I beat him with the cast.
    What was that quote?....Oh Yeah, "Use all available weapons."
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    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters:

    I hear you on the "cast beating" technique! I went through a similiar incident early in my karate career. I had broken my wrist in a street fight doing a drop kick to my opponents groin. Dumb move! When I went down my opponent moved in and proceeded to attempt to kick the crap out of me. I picked up a baseball bat with my good arm and proceeded to chase him down the street. Later on after my cast had been put on he tried to make trouble for me again. I never hit him with my cast but I let him know I was not afraid to. Interestingly enough I ended up breaking the same cast going over the handle bars on my dirt bike.

    Another bone breaking "incident" occured when I threw a right hook and caught my little finger in a chain link fence. Ouch! I remember the sound of a little twig breaking. Another time I broke my little toe doing a crescent kick. It's funny on how your little toe can be a BIG deal when you break it!

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    Using the cast as a weapon is quite popular : )
    Many years ago I used to work in the x-ray rooms in A&E and on a Saturday night we would often get in people who broke bones in their hands fighting outside the night clubs. They would come in to casualty get a plaster cast and be sent around to x-ray for a final picture before they got sent home. The entertaining bit was if both people from the fight broke bones and ended up in x-ray at the same time it was not unknown for the disagreement to start over this time using the casts.

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    Dear Ian:

    Great "cast" story! LOL

    We had two guys go to the med clinic one night after class. One was our instructor who had a eager beaver student accidently knock two teeth out of his mouth while we had his guard down explaining a techniques. The other was the "eager beaver" himself who got two ribs broke by another student who "evened the score" during our class free sparring session for what happened to our sensei.

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