As some of you may remember, I started training combatives approximately 10 months ago. Its been a blast learning a "street" tested system. The instructor is great at presenting the material in such a way that it makes it easy to pick up as well as easy to see why and when it would work in a real life situation. However, balancing training and weight lifting has presented a problem. The tendonitis is back. Both my arms are hurting 75% of the time. At age 30, I'm able to knock it out pretty quickly, but I can't continue this vicious cycle.
The final straw for me was the pain I felt while bass fishing this weekend. Fishing is my number one hobby. Every cast hurt. So heres my tentative plan right now.
I'm going to stop going on a regular bases. I will continue to go to the workshops as well as private lessons every couple months or so. I'm thinking about purchasing the Body Opponent bag with the built in groin. I know its not ideal, but I could practice my headbutts, knees, elbows, eye gouges, groin shots etc. I figure continue use on the BOB would keep my "tools" firing off with accuracey and quickness.
Any thoughts to my situation?