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- Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:41:54 EST 3gcP4qzV No.58187
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I spent a few years as a kid at pretty crap karate classes, but there was never any sparring or almost anything other than rote air training. I’ve been interested for some time in learning an effective combat martial art to actually defend myself, due to frequent family disputes ending violently.

Unfortunately, while I’m reasonably young (late 20’s) I am also considerably disabled. I take a high daily dose of methadone to be able to walk, and still spend 1-2 days per week almost entirely in bed due to severe joint problems. There is a degree of mechanical damage but my primary limitation is due to the effects of pain. It impacts all joints, but usually 2-4 joints are giving me trouble at any point in time. I have good days where that is almost unnoticeable, and bad days where I need support to stand (wish I had a cane). I would like to find something practical I could learn that I could both practice and use as someone considerably disabled.

I am 5’11” and quite lean, with little muscle or fat. I am prepared to spend time working as needed to work on that if relevant, within my physical capabilities. I just don’t want to lose any more fights to batshit crazy fat guys or morons with 2x4s. I’m aware that this will need to be an extended effort, that I would be walking in with practically zero and will face more difficulty and frustration than most people coming in off off the street. It’s worth it if I can stop some of the attacks against me and not have to wail about how ~awful~ they are kicking the shit out of a disabled person, it’s clearly apparent my family is shitty and doesn’t care.
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Nate Quarry - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 06:11:13 EST 9v8NHXbS No.58257 Reply
Get pepper spray, a taser and a baton, and practice accuracy, speed and getting it out from your pocket quickly and unexpectedly. You dont need to train martial arts to defend yourself as long as you carry a non lethal weapon with you and can use it effectively. A street fight will last literally 5 seconds. I recommend pepper spray (in gel form, more accurate, resistant to wind and harder to hurt yourself with) its most effective on raging drunks with high pain tolerance, and you wont acvidentally kill anyone.
Otherwise you might want to try light boxing or jiu jitsu, but training will surely put strain on your joints.
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Dan Miragliotta - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 13:08:14 EST dWqcspyK No.58263 Reply
>>58187
I can point to a few good instructors who specialise in martial arts for the disabled.

Cole Rogers, Fightability
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JEWI1LdHPo

Grandmaster Carlito Bonjoc Jr., Cadiz-Lapu Lapu Escrima
spina bifida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HaBvXZLFas

Hanshi Tim Broussard, Komuso Ryu
cerebral palsy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3BuvyG9gDo

They manage quite a lot with even less than you describe yourself as having, so I'm sure if you could contact any of them they'd have better advice than any of the chairforce warriors on this board, myself included.
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Dan Miragliotta - Mon, 09 Mar 2020 13:15:13 EST dWqcspyK No.58264 Reply
>>58263
That being said...

For the joint problems, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, or DDP Yoga, and a lot of omega 3 fish oil and turmeric as antiinflammatories, and a lot of greens in your diet.

For self defence, a cane.
https://tinyurl.com/rbg6xbn

For unarmed, I suggest this as a starting point.
https://tinyurl.com/ylksc2

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