FAI (Femoro-acetabular Impingement) & Karate

My personal experience with FAI and what you should know about this condition

Archive for September, 2015


My hips are not perfect. But the only reason I say that is because I am not as flexible as I once was.

That being said, I have developed a realization. I am 48 years old now and I probably shouldn’t be as flexible as I once was!

THAT being said, when I take my time stretching after a workout these days, I can sometimes get to just a few inches from the ground (box/center splits). When I look around at the kids, teens and young adults in my classes and see that I am easily among the 10% most flexible, I would say that I’m doing OK.

Other than this lingering feeling of a slight lack of flexibility, I have no complaints about my hips. I may even have more strength in my legs now than I ever had.

People approach me on a fairly regular basis to ask about my experience with hip surgery. I know that situations and expectations can differ tremendously. But considering my personal situation, I do not regret having these operations when and how I did.

Next: I really should get this bunion on my big toe removed. I haven’t been able to do a proper kick with my left foot in several years because I cannot lift my toes properly…