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Old 09-13-2010, 07:25 AM   #7
Brad Myers
Dojo: Houston Ki Aikido, Houston, TX
Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Re: teaching the blind

I trained with a blind student a few years ago. When I met him, he was already an intermediate student, so I don't know how his early training went.

However, to help him understand my range at the start of a technique, I would call out "I'm about here" and clap my hands once or twice. This would give my opponent a rough idea where I was at.

He could do all the techniques of a normally sighted student. Just required a few extra minutes of practice.
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