Hey guys, just keeping youse updated with Rita’s progress. She finished a 5km fun run on the weekend. It’s an awesome achievement and I look forward to see her go after more sporting challenges in the future.
Rita taking on National BJJ and Wrestling Champ Louise - 7 weeks out of cast
Hey guys, I’ll update youse on Rita’s progress. It’s been a long process for her and it’s great to see Rita get back to BJJ and running.
Rita has done well and returned to BJJ a lot quicker than I expected. She is keen to have a rematch with Brian “The Shark” Morley. Word on the street is that Brian is scared and has been avoiding Rita on the mats! When they do eventually rematch I’ll get some video footage.
Aaron fractured his right tibia 16 weeks ago during wrestling training. Another wrestler fell on his leg and Aaron felt a snap. At the time we thought he was being soft and told him to walk it off and keep training. Pretty soon we realised it was something serious. The next day we found out it was a clean break… In hindsight probably not the best advice I’ve given.
He ended in a plaster cast for 10 weeks. A bit longer than expected as the bone was healing very slowly. However once the cast came off (6 weeks ago) his recovery has been ridiculously quick, easily the fastest I’ve seen.
Physiotherapy exercises for the first 3 weeks included ankle range of motion exercises and calf strengthening, as shown in this video. Aaron also attended hydrotherapy which involved the previous exercises, as well as general lower conditioning (such as running, swimming, kicking).
The World Junior Wrestling Championships will be held in Thailand in September this year. To qualify you had to have won your junior division in this year’s national championships. Unluckily Aaron couldn’t compete because of his leg fracture but he will be challenging the current Australian champ for his weight division. If he wins (I probably should say when he wins) he’ll be off to Thailand for the championships.
We are not sure when Aaron will be challenging the current champ, he’ll be training hard in the meantime and I’ll keep you updated with his progress.