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Posted On:7/10/2003 12:33am
Style: Muay Thai and boxing
I have been having this feeling that I WILL fight in amateur Muay Thai in less than 6 months. However since I am deaf I am wonder how would fighters and fans react to that? My biggest fear is if I get in pro, there would be a lot of law barrier, fighter refusing to fight with me, promoter not wanting anythings to do with me, etc... So I am wondering if any of you have any idea what would happen if I get in amateur and turn out both excellent or horrible? What if I get in pro and turn out excellent or horrible? Because if things will get screwed up in pro fighting (MMA or Muay Thai) then I don't want to go through bunches of troubles to try make it a career.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 12:56am
Cross that bridge when you come to it.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 12:59am
Style: JKD Concepts, Kyokushin
Try to keep a low profile at first.
If people don't know that you are deaf, then it won't be an issue.
Besides, as long as it doesn't impede your performance, or put you at a disadvantage to any opponents, then it shouldn't be a problem.
But if this is what you want - if this is your dream - then go for it!! You got nothing to lose.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 1:08am
Style: Karate, Wrestling
It might be an advantage, if you're able to focus more on your opponent. The ref has to know you're deaf though, or you're going to get severely reprimaned when you don't follow the instructions he yells at you... It might be awkward for them to adapt, for the ref to tell you to break it up or giving you a count and such, but I think it could be done.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 1:38am
The only problem I see is hitting after the bell. If the ref knows you are deaf, though, maybe he could wave his arms or step in at the bell. I dunno.
Good luck on your fight, and keep us posted.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 1:54am
Osiris is correct, but Rashomon has a very good point.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 2:43am
Style: Judo, Jujitsu
I say don't let it stop you. Go for it all the way man, and don't let the pety thoughts of other people who don't understand it to get in your way.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 5:07am
Style: MMA-Vale Tudo
Dude i saw a guy at my last judo tournment who fought but lost twice. He was def and blind and couldnt speak. He showed great heart and my coach showed him a few moves that may help him in the future. I had great respect for him for going out there and fighting.
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Posted On:7/10/2003 7:01am
dont worry about it, i doubt you'll go far
"When attacked insult, and insult to kill"
Posted On:7/10/2003 2:54pm
Style: Judo and BJJ
Yeah, but in Judo being blind gives you a fucking huge edge. I mean, your opponent is forced to keep a grip on you at all times.
And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
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