This is for Matt or anyone else who might have some insight:
My training has been on and off over the years (boxing, BJJ, san shou...all depending on my location and work hours) and it's something I very much enjoy. In about a month or two, however, I'll be graduating as a Massage Therapist. I was basically wondering if there's anyone out there training who works a similar profession (or if you have someone at your gym who fits the description) that could give me some pointers on protecting my hands.
Are certain types of training comepletely off limits? Any good tips for precautions? Is standup more of a risk than clinch or ground, or vice versa? Any ideas would help.
I've had some minor injuries to my hands from training in the past (and I notice a lot of guys taping their fingers), but now that my hands are my livelihood, it's a bit more serious.