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    I have recieved a eye injury while sparring and have been advised to wear a shield or cage type face gear.Someone mentioned they thought you could get protection that just covers your eyes which would make breathing alot easier,as I was told the shield and cage can make it difficult to breath.But its better than losing my sight.I would appreciate any info or suggestions besides blocking better ha, ha ,maybe by somebody who has had a eye injury.Unforutately my eye problem is a weakness in my retina {scar tissue}which could have always been there,just need to be careful. Thanks Scott

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    Try safety glasses for raquet sports. They are quite strong, and allow high visiblity.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Hi Rob,thanks for the suggestion.I don't know if you remember me but we met at the WKKA tournament in Feb in Sarnia.It was a great seminar with Steave Arsenault and a good tournament.I believe you were one of the judges when I fought. Take care Scott

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    Bob always has to at least have his goggles on when he spars. But that's his story to tell, not mine
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    How much sparring gear do you wear?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    When I am sparring as the focus of the class, I wear boots, gloves and headgear, mouthguard and ofcourse a cup.

    What about everyone else?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    I consider shin guards a priority.

    I don't get to spar very often other than 'playing' and doing touch-point sparring. I have other gear, but I don't usually wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    I consider shin guards a priority.

    I don't get to spar very often other than 'playing' and doing touch-point sparring. I have other gear, but I don't usually wear it.

    Probably stupid, but I've made no pretense that I'm not.

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    I haven't wore shin guards since Brown Belt. They got got pretty tough blocking all those kicks.
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    I wear goggles when doing gun defenses (they usually involve an eypoke or two.) The only drawback is I usually end up with a raw spot on the bridge of my nose!

    I always...ALWAYS...wear a cup.

    When sparring I usually wear the cloth shin guards, gloves, and headgear.
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    and as of last weeks sparring, I will be wearing instep protectors until she gets better at properly executing my kicks.
    Normally I wear a helmet, gloves and mouth guard, but I have a suspecion that will change soon.
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    I like the Safty Glasses comment, I wear them as well and they do a fine job protecting your eyes once you get used to them and customise them to stay on properly when you are sparing.

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