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    Disability in BJJ

    Im currently researching the state of disabilities in BJJ, there are some famous cases that are easier to find. But Every single one Ive been told about or seen has been a physical disability (malformed or non existant limbs,blindness,deafness,etc). What Ive not found is any mental handicaps, has anyone had any experience of training or meeting a bjj practioner who had any type of mental handicap?.

    But also feel free to post any interesting stories of those with physical handicaps.
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    I can see sensory disabilities not really hindering a player, much like judo, since it's touch and feel are more necessities, than sight are hearing. I know they make some special provisions in judo for physically impaired players.
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

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    a guy in my judo class has cerebral parese. Not sure what it is called in english. He has trouble speaking and he is abit slow and unbalanced with his techniques. Not sure if it helps your case since it is judo.

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    A blue belt in my Judo class is either mentally challenged (actually retarded not a "retard ha ha lol") or has had some head trauma.

    He's a nice guy and is sort of my size so I work with him a lot. its very strange, cause he never seems to work for more than 10 seconds, he is very unbalanced and can fall often if you just push or pull him. on the ground he usually lays there (top or bottom, doesn't matter) until you start telling him what to do.
    you can't really do randori with him because he doesn't resist much and falls easily, plus seems like he has no strength in his limbs. like I said its odd working with him.

    I usually just work very loose and technical, trying to practice the move more than getting big headed from throwing a blue belt.

    The hardest thing is to actually get him to do some work, loose hands and footwork combined to throw or the equivalent in ne-waza. he usually is more of a marionette.

    *I know you asked about BJJ, and this is a Judo stroy, it still relates to your question.
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    Judo cases definitely relate in my opinion so keep them coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadonblade View Post
    Judo cases definitely relate in my opinion so keep them coming!
    Oh, in that case, I hope this helped.

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    In fact I really should open the question to mean all grappling now that I think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uglybugly View Post
    a guy in my judo class has cerebral parese. Not sure what it is called in english.
    The phrase you most likely meant to use is "cerebral palsy." I can be fairly certain about that because I have the condition.

    Sorry for the brief derail.
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    Merely insulting you is not an ad hominem fallacy: them calling you an idiot would be ad hominem if they said "You are an idiot, therefore your argument is invalid."

    What is instead happening is thus:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robstafarian View Post
    The phrase you most likely meant to use is "cerebral palsy." I can be fairly certain about that because I have the condition.

    Sorry for the brief derail.
    How are you handling your training? Do you have it hard? the guy in my class doesn't have it so hard. It is clearly effecting his performance and it can be hard to understand what he says but that's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidi View Post
    plus seems like he has no strength in his limbs.
    That seems highly unlikely.

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