6/05/2006 10:54pm, #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
I meant to ask this in my previous posts, but forgot.
Anyway, I figured this would be a very common question and I tried searching for it, but to no real avail.
For those of you who train in BJJ and are visually impaired, do you wear contacts or just go without your vision? I recently got some contacts, but I'm kinda worried what if they fall out or something.
Anyway, thanks again for all your helpful comments.
6/05/2006 10:55pm, #2
Contacts, if they fall out deal with it.
It should be noted that I wear my contacts for 4 months at a time or so as well. I think they have bonded to my eye and have their own little indention to play in.
6/05/2006 10:56pm, #3
you'll benefit from seeing well enough to learn new techniques. anything else can be made up for.
6/05/2006 10:59pm, #4
Blind people wrestle. Believe me not that big a deal.
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6/05/2006 11:00pm, #5
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- New Jersey
its quite harder in my opinion to do standup with no vision.
6/05/2006 11:19pm, #6
I wear contacts.
I got them about 2 years ago after the US Open when I was unable to see what my coach was telling me to do from the sidelines.
They get messed up in class maybe....1 in 10 sessions. If they fall out they are trash. No way in fucking hell anything that touches that mat is going back in my eye.
On a side note William Vandry in Texas is blind. He grapples without a problem. Managed to get a black belt in BJJ being blind. Takes some doing, eh?
6/05/2006 11:20pm, #7Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
6/05/2006 11:26pm, #8Originally Posted by Shaolinz
6/05/2006 11:26pm, #9
I have 20/15 vision, so I cannot help you.
Apologies for my insanely acute eyesight.:google:
Number of bottles of beer downed by me and my girlfriend within a half hour while playing the Channel 7 "how many times will they say 'snow' game" during the "Blizzard of '06": 3.5 each.
6/06/2006 12:52am, #10
A guy at the school I train in has these goggles that have lenses in them. He's a blue belt, so I'm pretty sure they've suited him just fine. They look kinda dorky, but so does rolling around with sweaty men. No idea how much they costed or where he got them from (eye doctor?)