I started taking karate in 1976 under George Annarino of Newark Ohio. The style I train is a mixture of Japanese and Okinawan styles. I hold a 6th degree Black Belt under the Ko-Sutemi Seiei Kan Dojo, and have won 5 NBL World Championships between 1993-1997 while competing on a National Team called “Full Contact”. I also won a gold medal competing on the USA team in Mexico City at the “Mexican Olympic Festival” in 1993. My last competition before my surgery was in 2002, but the pain was too intolerable for me to compete any more. Now I currently teach
March 10, 2011
I am a kajukenbo practitioner and have learned that I need to get my hip resurfaced. At first I was all for re-leaving all this pain but after talking to the doctor and several people I have my doubts. First my doctor tells me that there will be limitations in my movement. For example, I would not be able to lift my knee past my hip or even do a high chamber for a roundhouse kick. Then I heard from someone that not all the muscles in my leg would be reattached because there was just no way of doing that (I took this one with a grain of salt). I was also concerned about the metal particles and what the long … Read the rest
Normal Gomersall’s Hip Resurfacing with Mr. McMinn 2001
Norman Gomersall, an active Karate teacher, had a hip resurfacing operation in 2001. In a sport where agility and flexibility is key, Norman’s left Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) ‘gave him his live back’. The operation was performed by Mr McMinn.
You can read Norman’s personal blog on our website here: http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/blog/?p=3
Karate teacher Norman Gomersall had felt the strain on his left hip for a long period of time, owing it to the nature of his profession and an injury sustained at the age of 22.
Regular weekend Karate training courses began to take their toll on Norman, who feared that waiting any longer for a replacement would ultimately leave him in a wheelchair. “I would train … Read the rest