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06 Aug 2007

risk in starting training?
Morne, three years ago I was involved in a head on collision. I injured my throat on the steering wheel - my larinx was crushed. This leaves me vulnerable to injury should i be involved in a street combat situation: I may loose the ability to speak or swallow. I am currently fit and work out in the gym often.

Can I for instance start with the JKD program you run, without standing the chance of injury during training? Any suggestions?
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Self defence expert
self defence expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi J,

Sorry to hear about your accident.

One of my main guidelines i emphasize in my classes/seminars is that everyine trains to their own abilities and develop their 'weakest link' as you are just as strong and effective as your 'weakest link'. I don't think anyone (not even the gym) will be able to guarantee that you won't injure yourself during training. Although all is not lost one can take enough precautions to prevent further injury. One will have to educate the 'instructor' who is teaching you, educate your parnter who will be training with you and maybe even take further precautions by training with a soft neck brac which will cover the throat area.
Saying all this yes you will be able to train at our seminars and our classes. Your throat will be a vulnerable area in any sport or street confrontation but this doesnt need to stop you from leanring how to protect yourself and your loved ones.....
Please contact Aileen at or 083 226 1576 should you want to know what to do next.

Kindest Regards
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