BJJ defeated by eye gouge
This past monday morning I was at the gym on my Navy Base when a coworker came up to me and asked me to roll with him. Hes a former college wrestler interested in BJJ and wanted to see if it was worth it.
We rolled, I won by Kimura in under a minute, and seeing that he wasnt prepared for submission fighting we started exchanging some BJJ/Wrestling techniques and drilled for an hour or so.
When he was explaining how to shrug someone from the clinch he gestured toward what was supposed to be my temple, completely missed, and put his finger in my right eye.
I went to the Doctor and was told I have a corneal abrasion 7mmX6mm (as far as my eye goes thats almost the size of my entire iris). Its been four days and I can finally open my right eye, but the epithelium is loose so I still cant see clearly out of it. I lost the whole week at the gym, 4 days of work and spent the majority of that time eating Vicodin in a dark room with my eyes closed listening to horror novels on tape. Luckily this injury now has the ability to likely happen again now that ive done it once so I get to look forward to that I guess.
So yea, eye gouges work. They dont stop fights, and kimuras work better, but they will make you hate your life for a week or more. Im just glad he was a wrestler and not a ninja, think what a trained eye gouger could have done!