I Should’ve Tapped!!!

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The tightness in my neck didn’t really hit me until Sunday. At first I thought that it was due to slinging the kettlebell incorrectly when I first brought it home. However, as the tightness and stiffness  went from my shoulder to my neck I realized it happened while training last Saturday.

When grappling, I am the last one to hold out over a submission, because I want to do this for a very long time. Yet, for some reason when grappling with Larry, the black belt, I thought I could maneuver myself out of a neck choke that he had me in. I held on for what was probably a second too long. Not being too familiar with use of the gi in BJJ I should have known better.

I have had this feeling before so I know it will pass. But I feel stupid for violating my own rule of tapping for safety’s sake…..


4 thoughts on “I Should’ve Tapped!!!

    crosschoke said:
    December 27, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Ouch! I guy I roll with had vertebrae fused in his neck from something similar. Hope you feel better. I’m terrified of this kind of thing so I probably tap too early, when a little second-effort would be called for.

    jiujitsu365 said:
    December 28, 2007 at 10:20 am


    I am almost back to normal. Also I agree with you. There is nothing wrong with tapping early. Even if your wrong about an injury occuring you are still right because no injury occured…..

    Steve said:
    December 29, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Take care. You can’t train if you’re broken!

    jiujitsu365 said:
    December 30, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Thanks Steve,

    I am training lightly to be on the safe side….

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