thinking to start martial arts but...

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by nikiti, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. nikiti

    nikiti New Member

    hey, I am thinking to start martial arts but I have broken arm with platinum plates inside and is even difficult for me to do even push ups...do you think is good idea / possible to start martial arts? if it is possible then which one I should choose?
     
  2. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    I think you should take this time to research what school you want to go to. Go online, read reviews, visit the school and ask to watch a group class. Post links to the websites of the school here.

    But no, don't actually start until you are healed up.
     
  3. Thomas

    Thomas Combat Hapkido/Taekwondo

    My advice would be to check with your doctor first and find out what limits/recommendations s/he can offer.

    Then, figure out what schools are nearby and stop by to talk to the instructors about your concerns. See if you can do some free trial classes with the more promising ones. Then choose the program that fits best.

    As an instructor, I have worked with students with all sorts of health issues, both physical and developmental... there are probably programs out there that can accommodate you based around what you can safely do.

    Good luck
     
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  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Is your arm broken right now? Is it going to heal? How old are you roughly? I only ask the last question because if you're 16 to 24 years old chances are it will heal quickly.
     
  5. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Platinum?
     
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  6. nikiti

    nikiti New Member

    I broke it when I was 21 and now I am 34...didn't heal and can't do gym...so I though martial arts as a way to exercise ...
     
  7. nikiti

    nikiti New Member


    well it didn't heal the last 13 years..so probably I will pass with the idea of martial arts...
     
  8. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    You have a broken arm that hasn't healed in 13 years???????:eek:

    Is there a language barrier issue going on here? Broken arms don't take 13 years to heal.

    (Deja vu......I could swear MAP has had this conversation before.) nikiti, did you post about this injury here in the past?
     
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  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  10. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Do you mean it's still fractured, or that it's still weak?
     
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  11. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    It turns out platinum is an effective, if somewhat costly metal to use in bone fusion surgery. I was surprised hearing that (it's a precious metal), but it's "biocompatible". You said you "can't do gym" what does that mean really. You can't life weights, or do a cardio program? What are your goals.
     
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  12. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    They probably mean Titanium. As that's been the standard material for plates and rods for a long long time now.
     
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  13. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

     
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  14. nikiti

    nikiti New Member

    its non precious metal covered with platinum...plated
     
  15. nikiti

    nikiti New Member

    no I cant lift weight...well I can do cardio I think... but I started to think perhaps for some soft karate training in combination with swimming or cycling
     
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  16. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Tai chi etc could be right up your street.

    If you don't mind me mentioning, if you have an underlying condition that is connected to your fracture not healing, then that will obviously also effect your ability to train safely, and of course that also applies to road cycling,

    I've tried swimming before with a newly broken hand, I had to give up due to the pain, if your fracture isn't healed swimming might not even be possible.
     
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  17. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    So a platinum plated plate?

    Interesting!
     
  18. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Swimming is a great idea, especially in a heated pool. It provides a good balance of resistance and free movement for stretching the body out. Survival treads are one of the most useful endurance exercises I can think of. You can train karate your whole life and never need it, but the ability to stay afloat and breathing is a pretty universal survival skill.
     
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  19. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

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  20. windwalker

    windwalker Member


    Why not learn how to use a firearm,,"gun" at a local range.
    It can be an art that is definitely "martial" start with a small caliber
    something they your injury allows you to handle.

    If your looking for an exercise yoga, qi gong, walking, swimming as some mentioned
    all good for health .
     

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