Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Question - Total Knee Replacement / Karate

Hello Readers,

A karate friend asked me to post a question on the blog. 

Do you know anyone who had a TKR (total knee replacement) and was able to continue karate training?

Thoughts?  Insights?


22 comments:

knee replacement said...

I think Karate should be avoided after knee replacement surgery especially because it is one of many high impact activities.

MOre then impact also it has very speedy movements which can not be good for Post knee replacement life.

Hope it helps!

Charles James said...

First, wait until your physician says your ready to enter back into physical acitvity.

Second, work very, very slow and take extra time, much extra time to work back into things.

Third, adjust your practice and training to compensate for the knee job.

Handicapped persons enter into and practice all kinds of physical activities including martial arts BUT they make adjustments.

Look at it this way, say you suddenly lose your hearing. Bummer, but you will adjust and then live a fruitful and productive life.

Caution, caution and more caution. Learn how to cover for the leg and knee.

Superfoot Wallace used one leg for all his kicks. You know why, he had a bum other leg so he worked, adjusted and practiced and ended up with a monikar, Superfoot Wallace.

Still, the doctor knows best. Talk to the doctor and if he is not a sport doctor who specializes in sport injuries, find one and get a second opinion.

Most of all, keep diligent, keep persistent, keep your spirit up and excited.

Regards!

Charles James said...

p.s. oh, if you do ground work always make sure the other guy avoids that leg when doing techniques on the legs. Protect the leg but don't allow it to become a crutch.

Narda said...

No, I don't know anyone, and will be checking back on this thread for sure!

It's just a matter of time before I will have to have them done...and I've already been warned by the surgeon not to expect to go back to karate. A

Steve Zacher said...

I've trained BJJ with guys who have had extensive reconstruction to their knees, but I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone with a total knee replacement on the mats.

I don't know enough about karate to know whether that style would put more or less strain on the joint.

Michele said...

I appreciate your comments! Thank you.

Anonymus Never Forgive said...

Hi all,

I just got your blog about martial arts and karate and I found it useful for my passion.
I have a question which I would like to ask as I can see that there are people who are the master in their fields (martial art) and have extensive experience of years.

Now coming to the question which is in my mind for past few weeks.When I was 17, I used to take classes for Taekwando martial art.A month later someone told me that it won't give you any advantage as the bullet of gun is far superior than your kicks.At that time I did'nt realize the fact and ultimately left that club.

Now I am 24 years old and would like to engage myself again in martial arts.My question to all kings(master of martial arts), please explain me whether I should continue my passion or not??? How far can i go in this field??
Is there any age limit for karate? What do you suggest ???

One thing more about my flexibility is that I am more flexible guy than normal guys (people say me not I :))...Please give me your valuable suggestions....

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tisanjosh said...

I had a pain in my knee. So I was consulted with an benenden hospital. They have specialists for knee replacement

Mindzeye said...

I'm about to have TKR on both knees , I am a black belt in Taekwondo. As you know Taekwondo , you use your knees a lot..

I had the hardest time mentally to accept the changes in my life. I had to accept that I cannot jump anymore. I cannot round house , side kick or front kick.. I could if my life depended on it.. but for continuous practice you can't because you will wear out your joints faster. They are suppose to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

You can continue any martial arts your hearts desire.. just know your limitations. Also, this opens the door to other types of martial arts.. as well we other sports like Archery, shooting range.. tai chi.. ..kung fu.. the most important thing is to take things one day at a time.. and the mind to accept the change..I'm stubborn so I'm still having issues.. but.. taking baby steps.. I need my martial arts..I don't feel complete without it.. but I don't feel complete if I can't walk either* We are strong.. we will persevere* A black belt is more then the style of martial arts ...it your strength to get up and move forward. Good Luck!

CKA Karate said...

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Anonymous said...

doc said I kneed TKR but I refused and use a god knee brace instead. KARATE is my passion and the pain when kicking limits me, so just what you can without getting injured.