Grappler’s Guide to Understanding Injuries

Injuries happen in all walks of life, particularly for athletes. An important concept to understand is how your body recovers and the phases of tissue healing. Phase 1: Inflammatory (Day 0-6): Following the injury your body will start the process to repair the damaged tissue. This results in an altered chemical state as your body …

Grappler’s guide to Shoulder injuries

The shoulder has the most mobility of any joint, and unfortunately the more mobility a joint has the less inherent stability there is. Because the joint has less stability it is often a joint that gets injured in martial arts, whether from traumatic fall, joint lock or overuse. The shoulder complex is made up of …

Shoulder Injury from falling: AC sprains and grappling

Have you ever hurt your shoulder after being thrown overhead or taken down? In grappling martial arts, your opponent may succeed in taking you to the ground, but what happens when you land improperly on your shoulder? The shoulder complex is made up of several joints: 1️⃣Glenohumeral joint 2️⃣Sternoclavicular joint 3️⃣Acromioclavicular joint 4️⃣Scapulothoracic “joint” All …