BJJ and Handicapped people

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by DonkeyKong, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. DonkeyKong

    DonkeyKong Frazier > Ali

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    I bumped into this thread here with the guy who is a quadriplegic:

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f12/quadriplegic-training-bjj-1368773/

    and I realized BJJ really is a special art in that it can be practiced effectively by people with all kinds of handicap.

    Another beautiful aspect of the art.

    Here are some examples:

    BJJ for the Blind

    YouTube - BJJ for BLIND KIDS / Jiu-jitsu para deficientes Visuais

    Armless-legless grappler ( famous Kyle Maynard)

    YouTube - Kyle Maynard @ NAGA

    Quadriplegic BJJ

    YouTube - Eric Ingram's Blue Belt Test - Drill 5 - Freestyle Fight Simulation

    Legless BJJ

    YouTube - jiu-jitsu especial

    One arm BJJ ( atrophied right arm)

    YouTube - submission x Deficiente fisico



    God I love this sport.
     
  2. Gfreak

    Gfreak Purple Belt

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    I love this stuff as much as the next guy, but that guy isn't a quadriplegic doing BJJ.... it is physically impossible to do submissions, without the use of any single arm or leg, unless you can somehow bite the GI collar and choke him with it...

    he's paraplegic, so ya might wanna edit that part ^.^
     
  3. DonkeyKong

    DonkeyKong Frazier > Ali

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    It was actually discussed in the topic. He only has partial mobility of his arms, since all four limbs are affected, he is a quadriplegic.
     
  4. Ranger

    Ranger I'm getting too old for this sht

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    BJJ seems ideal for people who are visually impaired.
     
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    An end for Purple Belt

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    Same with judo. There are always some killer blind jiu jiteiros and judokas. I haven't witnessed any in action, but I know there is a black belt who competes in local tournaments who is a beast.
     
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    It is an awesome sport.
     

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