Medical Beat: Fighter’s recent paralysis underscores dangers of standing guillotines

Posted on June 3rd, 2012 by Rich in Martial Arts Resources

When I received the e-mail that a young fighter in Sacramento, Calif., recently had been paralyzed during sparring, my stomach got that familiar knot.

In mid-May, Devin Johnson, a 22-year-old MMA athlete, suffered a cervical spine (neck) fracture and spinal-cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.

Apparently, he was attempting to escape a guillotine choke during a training session when this terrible accident occurred.


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