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Jul 03, 2016
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In reply to Juan Pablo
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Good luck, man!

Jul 03, 2016
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by: Juan Pablo

Thanks a lot for your comments! I think I'll start trying with glasses and maybe later on I'll make new contacts and see if I finally get used to them.

Jul 02, 2016
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In reply to Harald
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience!

Jul 02, 2016
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In reply to Adri
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Thanks for sharing your experience!

Jul 02, 2016
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to use glasses in kendo
by: Harald

I use glasses since 1971, in that time it was very difficult to handle it, because the glasses are made of glass. Today there are from polycarbonate, they are thinner and lighter.

I practice kendo with glasses for 12 years, and never got problems with that.

I hope my experience can help you
thank you very much sensei Hiro for the post

Harald Welzel

Jul 01, 2016
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Not sure!
by: Adri

Well, I've been doing kendo for almost a year and just starting with bogu so I'm a newbie yet, but I think it depends a lot on your sight without glasses and also on getting accustomed to it.

I use contact lenses everyday and I can't imagine doing anything without contacts or glasses, even less kendo; I'd see only blurred spots and I'd be scared hahah... But my vision is quite poor so in your case is probably different.

When I do kendo with contacts I can see my opponent's face clearly, but I don't focus on anything; I feel it like if i was looking to somewhere beyond, it's hard to describe but yes, as said on the "Enzan No Metsuke" article, I think it's similar to when I drive. I ain't fixing my eyes at anything specifically but I try to see everything at the same time.

I know I'm not being of much help but that's what I can say from my experience hahah...

Cheers!

Jul 01, 2016
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In reply to Peripheral view
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No problem, Juan. I know some people train with glasses and their glasses don't fog up. :) That is one thing I want to know. Probably they spray so they won't fog up.

Jun 30, 2016
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Peripheral view
by: Juan Pablo

Thanks for your answer sensei!
I understand the concept, I think in general, that's what I meant with "peripheral view", but maybe this was a bad direct translation from spanish. I tried to imply that I don't focus on the target or the shinai, but more on the general thing that's happening in front of me.

As the distance is quite short, it's not a big problem actually. I used to wear contact lenses for football, it made a big difference, but I could never get used to them.

Maybe someday I'll try kendo with contacts, but glasses...I think they will be a mess in the end.


Jun 30, 2016
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In reply to Min Chih
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Thank you for sharing your experience, Min! Yes, there are glasses for kendo people but not sure how we can get outside Japan.

We need glasses with elastic band instead of the ear parts then that would work like swimming goggle but with glasses.

Jun 30, 2016
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Special eyeglassses for Kendo
by: Min Chih

I wear glasses since was in elementary school due to medium to severe myopia. I must wear glasses when I am training, because I can´t distinguish my opponent´s face without them. It was uncomfortable at first, but I get used to them eventually.

As far as I know, there are special eyeglasses designed for people who practice Kendo in internet online shop, I´ve never tried them, but they could be useful.

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