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    Oops...

    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.

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    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.

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    you'll benefit from seeing well enough to learn new techniques. anything else can be made up for.

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    Blind people wrestle. Believe me not that big a deal.
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    its quite harder in my opinion to do standup with no vision.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
    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?
    Yes. Yes he is. He's also been shot in the head. Best instructor I've ever had tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolinz
    Yes. Yes he is. He's also been shot in the head. Best instructor I've ever had tho.
    Oprah can shove her success stories up her ass. Jesus.

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    I have 20/15 vision, so I cannot help you.
    Apologies for my insanely acute eyesight.
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    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?)

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