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Injured in martial art class by instructor

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[OP]
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Injured in martial art class by instructor

I was going to this wrestling /jiu justu class I had with Groupon and after class with rolled after we learned bit technique
I was rolling with instructor and on 3 round he flipped me and my right arm landed and twisted
I was in lot pain and yelling . It’s very sore in elbow area and taking Advil , Ice and numbing cream
My question is should I text and tell owner that as a brown belt he should forescreen it coming . I rolled with other instructor and other guys before and never got injured this bad
What can I do
I know I can’t sue since I sign waiver but what should I tell owner of gym
The instructor who injure me wasn’t that helpful either. Told me had return ice cans can’t bring it with me even though other students said go ahead we got tons. Didn’t show any empathy
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What can you do? Vote with your wallet and not sign up for an actual membership.

Better yet, what are you looking for?
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Well now he knows how to injure someone if need be.

OP just don’t go back, recover and continue elsewhere
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@joe4520 Did the school not show you how to fall properly? I have coached amateur wrestlers for many years. The first things they learn is how to fall, roll, etc. This is all done well before they learn to actually do the various throws.
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[OP]
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It was a flip butterfly sweep he said and Ianded and right arm twisted
Brutal
Hurts a lot
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joe4520 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 4:52 pm
I was going to this wrestling /jiu justu class I had with Groupon and after class with rolled after we learned bit technique
I was rolling with instructor and on 3 round he flipped me and my right arm landed and twisted
I was in lot pain and yelling . It’s very sore in elbow area and taking Advil , Ice and numbing cream
My question is should I text and tell owner that as a brown belt he should forescreen it coming . I rolled with other instructor and other guys before and never got injured this bad
What can I do
I know I can’t sue since I sign waiver but what should I tell owner of gym
The instructor who injure me wasn’t that helpful either. Told me had return ice cans can’t bring it with me even though other students said go ahead we got tons. Didn’t show any empathy
Sorry that you got hurt that's the chance you take. My son is a Black Belt and you get lots of bumps and bruises along the way.
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Go to hospital. Get documentation. Waiver form covers normal injury, not negligence of people beating up on you for fun! Talk to lawyer right away. Good luck.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 6:05 pm
Sorry that you got hurt that's the chance you take. My son is a Black Belt and you get lots of bumps and bruises along the way.
He's really a black n blue belt then...
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dilligafeh wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 9:23 pm
He's really a black n blue belt then...
So true. lol
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You might want to speak with a personal injury lawyer (many offer a free consultation). Liability waivers aren't a 100%, automatic "we are not liable at all because you signed this form" document.
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I'm sorry but if you got hurt just for a simple flip in a padded floor it means that you should not be within 500 m of a martial arts gym or a fight or doing a man's job.
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use it as motivation. heal up then go to another place with a jiu jitsu master. dedicate your life to becoming the best possible black belt you can be. wax on wax off daniel san.
...then sign back up to the same place, pretend like you're still an amateur, volunteer to roll with the same instructor and bust him up :twisted:
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That's why you sign a waiver. It's the same with any risky sport. I've been injured more by beginners but one instructor did separate my shoulder which took 5+ months to heal. Cracked rib from sidethrust kick, torn ACL from aikido throw, broken toe from same, boxers' fracture from 1st self defense lesson, and just 2 months' ago another cracked rib from rolling in KM. You just heal up, and either give up, start again or take another type of non-contact sport. What this taught me was how fragile the body is ... and none of the injuries was due to malevolent intent. We were all just doing our best to train.
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This is a butterfly sweep:


Are you saying that's all he did and you got hurt from it?
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You could speak with the head instructor, but in doubt you'll get much sympathy. People occasionally get injuries during live sparring. Honestly, if you're getting into BJJ you'll probably be sore fairly often.

You're also going to have to know when to base out and when not to bake out.

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