As in any sport or rigorous activity injuries happen. With BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) it seems that they are the strangest, freakish, or weird. For example, while rolling I attempted to do a escape and some how caught my upper lip with my thumb. I scrapped my gum with my finger nail and had to struggle to untangle my hand from my mouth. My instructor told me of a time where he got his eye lid turned inside out and got a rug burn on it while grappling. Until it healed it hurt every time he blinked. You don’t know how often you blink until have a rug burn on you inner eye lid. The latest one I heard was from a friend. While rolling he arched or upa’d. Some how his pinky toe slipped into a mat seam and got caught. As he finished the move it broke his toe! Maybe it is just the nature of martial art made famous by the Gracie’s. I don’t know. In all the sports I’ve ever done I’ve never heard so many funny injuries. Regardless of the injuries I am addicted to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Viva la Jiu-Jitsu!
Please share with me your stories!