And yes I have competed, I dont haz a video but I have a medal you wantz teh pictures?
Originally Posted by itwasntme
**** you little bitch you made me derail this awesome thread I hope you get thrown on your ass
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Only slight modifications separate the Paralympic event from the original rules of judo. There are no classifications, with athletes split into weight categories as usual. All visually impaired people can compete.
One of the differences from Olympic judo is that the competitors - judokas, as they are called - can have contact with the opponent before each match.
Other variations include the judges shouting whenever a competitor gets close to the edge of the mat, essentially as a warning call. The mats themselves also differ in that they are textured. "
Other people whom I have encounterd in Judo that I find scary because they can **** me up even though I am a Macho Man.
Originally Posted by RurikGreenwulf
13-16 year old Girls/boy, ~100 lb women, men in their late 70s, Blind men and women.
Yep people from all of these categories have managed to toss my around like a rag doll while I was in my mid twenties and quite athletic.
Damn world class Judo players!
Its actually very funny, on one hand being a grappler I exhibit a certain amount of arrogance especially against non-grapplers because I know from experience what happens when a new guy/gal comes into the gym. On the other hand I spend SO much time being humbled by people that society at large would certainly not consider scary in the least. I mean come on a 13 year old girl I mean crap how the hell can I possibly lose, yeah I prefer to just block those memories out cause the poor ego just can't take it.
Now I want to do Judo as well as BJJ
There's no shame in that. Should there be? One just favours ne waza more than the other.
Originally Posted by JudoA
It's not actually Blind Judo, its VI Judo, because not everyone who is eligible to compete is completely without vision.
The categories are B1, B2 and B3. She's B1, which is completely blind, hence why she has what looks like the Japanese flag on sleeve, the red circle indicating B1.
I've trained with a few, I believe, B3 guys who had some limited vision i.e could tell the difference between light and dark or could partially make out vague shapes in one eye or in part of one eye.
What's nice about VI Judo is how it gets much closer to the heart of what Judo is supposed to be about - pure action reaction.
Wonder whether we'll see the emergence of VI BJJ...
I can't see a reason why not since BJJ is just an evolution of judo ne waza.
Originally Posted by judoka_uk
Expressing your wish to eye gouge and crotch kick this woman just because she's blind is a bit poor in taste, isn't it?
I can think of several reasons why not and they all revolve around the fact that BJJ isn't going to seriously organise itself under the IOC or any other serious supra-national body any time soon.
Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix