Blind Judo

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by CajunJudoka, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. CajunJudoka

    CajunJudoka Judo Brown BJJ Brown

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  2. chino3

    chino3 Purple Belt

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    We have a blind fellow who was promoted to black just about a year ago at our club. His wife is also blind and is a brown belt :)
     
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    Awesome video and the comments are priceless! :)
     
  4. akdms

    akdms Blue Belt

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    We also have a blind guy (black belt) in my judo club. Doesn't affect him much, other than he has a hard time with foot sweeps.
     
  5. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    awesome technique

    Darkslide should love this, it eliminates most of the stuff that is "bad judo" :p

    not just good because they are blind either. that is proper good technique, they can't rely on superior gripping and develop awesome throws anyway,

    nice throw at 1.15
    YouTube - Jani Kallunki judo bronze medal Athens 2004 Paralympics
    good interview with a blind judoka
    YouTube - Tony Johnson, blind judo
    really tips advice for everybody

    heck I would favour a similar rule of starting from grips (with penalties for disengaging both hands simultaneously) as an overtime thing or when both are stalling and playing overtly defensive (in both judo/bjj)
     
  6. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    I started in Judo so I heard some stuff about Blind Judo. Then when I started doing BJJ I asked a couple of my training partners if there were any good blind guys in BJJ, and they looked at me like I was crazy.
     
  7. Thrawn33

    Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    Watched a Judo club from a College of the Blind come to a local tourney and clean house a few years ago. Much respect.
     
  8. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    These guys are like a real life "Dare Devil." Can't see shit, but can still kick the ever loving shit out of you.
     
  9. InfiniteWit

    InfiniteWit Orange Belt

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    Haha. Shit dude. I just came from working out with Tony. He kicks my ass all over the mat. The guy is a monster. He leads warmups and it kicks all our asses. The only thing I take away from it is that at least it's on Fridays so I've got the weekend to recover. He's also been promoted to brown belt since this video went up.
     
  10. CajunJudoka

    CajunJudoka Judo Brown BJJ Brown

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    +1 :icon_chee
     
  11. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    I'll take that as in we're in agreement. :D
     
  12. IngenuityGap

    IngenuityGap Brown Belt

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    Wow, just awesome. :eek:
     
  13. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Blind guys are no joke in the martial arts. Particularly in grappling range, they can be just as good as a sighted person.

    Back when I was little, my instructor had seen a blind guy in a wheelchair traveling around to some seminars. When he got into trapping/clinch range with him, he said it was amazing how effective he was.
     
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    killakoy Purple Belt

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    I haven't met a blind judoka yet, but I've always felt they'd do really well with Judo. Your eyes are deceiving. If you rely on them for your reaction, you'll be a step behind every single time.

    He's 100% right, you feel their movements through their torso and react accordingly. -It took me a long time to learn this. I finally noticed that I'd actually do better defending with my eyes closed.
     
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    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    :icon_cheeThis is sig worthy.

    This is so cool. I should show my uncle. He's legally blind, he'd love this.

    I would think that BJJ would work even better for the blind, since once you know the techniques in that close of quarters you can go by feel all the way. Like Rickson said, "just flow with the go."
     
  16. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Hi,

    In our dojo we have two blind persons. A female with a brown belt who attends off and on and one our main instructors who has a blackbelt. Due to health concerns he does not randori but he is a excellent teacher. I have had several problems with throws that he has helped me with, his sense of kyzushi and body mechanics is great as he is not trying to "see" your mistake and this oftentimes helps to shortcut the problem.

    Reed
     
  18. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    that armbar entry is pretty cool to, he kinda goes for a seated firemanscarry first but ditches it early on
     
  19. Hamsterdam

    Hamsterdam Orange Belt

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    This is awesome. I think blind BJJ would work out pretty well. I find that I often play better when my opponent covers me with his gi since I have to rely on feeling his movement.
     
  20. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    By all means good sir. :)

    And I'm sure he would love it.
     

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