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shoulder injury prevention tip for throwing

Posted by forlogos on April 23, 2008

Here’s a pic of what I was trying to say in the post on BJJ Class 92.  I didn’t really look for it online but I took my own pix…

This is a throw with the arm/shoulder positioned poorly. The arm is too far away from the body and puts the shoulder at an increased risk of getting injured.


Here’s the same throw with the same grip on the collar. Much better on this pic since the arm is closer to the body, not out and to the side. The throw is easier to execute and much safer for the shoulder.

Since this type of throw has to be executed quickly, there’s always a chance that the arm will be positioned incorrectly – and “”RIIIIP!!” injured shoulder. So like the purple belt that pointed this out said, it just might be better to not to try throwing with this grip.

And I won’t.

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