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    What eyeglasses for BJJ/MT?

    So I just started BJJ and will soon start MT and I am wondering what glasses I should get. I am thinking Nike/Revision Eyewear Ballistic eyeglasses, but if anyone has any suggestions, that would be welcome, I will not wear contacts and I will not take off my glasses (I have major astigmatism). Thanks for the help.

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    cheap glasses that you can toss across the room when it's time to stop watching a technique and start training. plenty of us roll with our eyes closed, and grappling arts are famously blind-friendly; you can take off your damn glasses. keeping them on will just get someone hurt.

    where the hell is stick. STICK!
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    Your eyesight will not hinder your training in grappling one iota, it's just not needed that much. Don't be afraid of removing your glasses for BJJ, unless you want to keep them on for reasons other than being able to see.

    MT is probably another matter though, sorry I can't help you with that.

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    The good thing about having shitty vision while training MT is that you never really can focus on the guy, so you can just stare at his chest.

    I personally trained wearing contacts for a few months until I got a lot of the stuff down. Then once I started sparring I quickly decided it was probably better to just train without anything on and get adjusted to that.

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    I recommend a bangin' pair of frames with lots of gold, jewels, and somebody's initials on them... you know, like the hip-hop chicks wear.

    When your instructor says you'll have to remove them, tell him to talk to the hand.

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    no special glasses. and FWIW, i had a major astigmatism for 16 years of my MA career, like so bad that even the one hour glasses places had to special order, like 20/600 in my better eye.

    take them off and try to remember where you put them when you roll or spar. if you're as bad as me, finding the damned things when you're done rolling or sparring sucks. When you spar MT, just aim for the center of the blur.

    glasses will just get somebody hurt. In MT, that somebody will be you, specifically your nose will break. In BJJ, the damage will be worse, and you'll be sharing with your partner.

    Oh, and when you get really sick of not seeing, PRK. Worked for me, and I discovered, I have toes!

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    I wear glasses and I take them off during class, but I will put them back on when the instructor is teaching/demonstrating a technique. I have a nice hard case to put them in that would resist someone stepping or sitting on it, and I put my glasses in it and just place it in a cubby or on a bench when it's time to roll or spar.

    Wearing glasses is a major safety issue, taking them off is not a big deal. If you are legally blind without them, you'll have to man up and get some contacts or get some surgery.

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    my vision is past 20/600 in both eyes. i never have needed my glasses for anything other than watching my instructor teach a technique in BJJ or judo. i've had to pretty much give up head contact striking because i can't see hooks coming.

    just try your best, but rec specs and head gear can make an alright combo IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Kimbo View Post
    i've had to pretty much give up head contact striking because i can't see hooks coming.
    That's just the payot screwing with your peripheral vision.

    Rudy Reyes > Bear Grylls

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    That's just the payot screwing with your peripheral vision.
    chassidim with t3h r34l pronounce it "payes"

    besides, the bonus with TKD is nobody knows what a proper hook even looks like.
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