Thread: Eye injuries
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Old 01-19-2001, 10:47 AM   #10
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ian wrote:
mmm - strange. I think if you're prepared to face a live blade, you should be prepared for some damage from hands and elbows.
Who said anything about being prepared to face a live blade? I sure am not -- and I'm pretty sure that most (sane) people out there would say the same thing.
The only thing I really worry about permanent eye injuries with is bokken work - especially when you swing back your bokken and someone is behind you. (same applies for jo I suppose). But this requires better spacing, not goggles.
One thing that I got from Obata sensei was that it's your responsibility to watch people behind your partner and to stop him or her if your partner's weapon is getting too near to someone else.

-- Jun

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