Vision Training For Martial Arts

Martial arts require elite level body control, reaction time, and focus, especially at the higher levels of the sport. Improving these skills can lead to significant performance increases that will enable a fighter to compete at more elite levels.

Vision Training For Martial Arts in Santa Clarita

Core Visual Skills

While there are a number of vision skills that are important for martial artists, some are more crucial to performance than others.

Core vision skills for martial artists include:

Hand-Eye Coordination: Hand-eye coordination is obviously a vital skill for a martial artist. Improved coordination will give a martial artist increased ability to coordinate his attacking and defensive moves.

Peripheral Awareness: During a martial arts bout, it’s important to remain aware not only of where one’s opponent is, but where his hands and legs are as he attacks. Even just an extra split second of awareness of an incoming strike can be vital.

Visual Boundaries: During a martial arts bout, the combatants are in a relatively small area. As a fighter engages with his opponent, it’s important that he also remains aware of the space in which he can operate. Improving this vision skill can help a fighter be better aware of his surroundings, and be able to focus better on the fight itself.

Visual Reaction Time and Response Timing: Fast reaction times are vital when you have an opponent trying his hardest to hit you. Improved reaction time can mean the difference between making a great block or redirection, or taking a hard hit to the face.

Amplify Eyecare Santa Clarita

Secondary Visual Skills

Secondary visual skills for martial artists aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a martial artist to be successful.

Visual Concentration: There is a lot that can distract a fighter during a bout, between his opponent, the crowd watching, and more. Improving visual concentration means a better ability to remain focused on what matters: the opponent you’re trying to beat.

Anticipation Timing: Anticipation is another visual skill that can be extremely important for a tough fight, as it is how the body processes the “where” and “when” of key actions like blocking an oncoming strike or making your own attack. Even a small improvement of this skill can yield massive impact during a fight.

 

Elevate your level of play and edge out the competition with sports vision training!

Elevate your level of play and edge out the competition with sports vision training!

Schedule a Sports Vision Consult at Amplify EyeCare Santa Clarita today call (661) 775-1860!

Book an appointment

Dr. Garbus cartoon

Dr. Garbus

Dr. Carl Garbus graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1980. He opened two private practices in Valencia, Family Vision Care Optometry and Family Vision Care Optometry Neuro Vision Rehabilitation. Currently the practices emphasize care for children and adults with vision deficits from traumatic brain injury, stroke and developmental and learning problems.

Dr. Garbus has hospital privileges and consults at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita. In addition, Dr. Garbus works with the following rehabilitation centers; Centre For Neuro Skills, Solutions At Santa Barbara and the Brain Injury Specialists. He has made various presentations and in-services to optometric societies, occupational therapy groups, and PTA groups regarding vision problems. Another area of interest is working with children who have learning problems. Autism is on the rise and these children have many vision issues that need to be addressed. Family Vision Care has a new office that is equipped to help children who have autism. Dr. Garbus was president of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society in 1993 and served as president and vice president on the board for the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA).

Related Articles

Testimonials


  • My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


    Joya B.

  • Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


    Dolores K.

  • Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


    Kristy B.

  • I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


    Autumn C.

  • The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


    Howard B.

Testimonials


My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


Joya B.

Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


Dolores K.

Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


Autumn C.

The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


Howard B.

All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and has been for all the years I have been going there.


Mary Ann H.
1 2 3 13

Blog

Santa Clarita congratulation

Family Vision Care Optometry is now Amplify EyeCare Santa Clarita, led by Dr. Carl Garbus

Dear Patient,  As you may have noticed, we recently rebranded from Family Vision Care Optometry to Amplify EyeCare Santa Clarita. Even though our name has changed, our dedicated optometrists Dr.Carl Garbus and Dr.Lilia Babakhan will continue to provide exceptional patient care. We will maintain the high quality of patient care with our dedicated staff of […]

Read More
pexels-ksenia-chernaya-5765759

What is Behavioral Optometry?

Behavioral optometry employs an integrated approach to treatment that views the individual as more than a refractive error, a patient, or visual issue. Extending traditional eyecare beyond 20/20 vision. What is Behavioral Optometry? We are more than just our eyes. However, some of us may experience vision based problems. When most people think of eye-related […]

Read More
renshaw (1)

The Thatcher Effect Illusion

Does this person look normal to you? How about now? The eyes, and the brain, can fall prey to a range of optical illusions, for a variety of reasons. One such illusion is known as the Thatcher Effect. Named for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, since it was a photo of her that was […]

Read More
see all blogs

Contact Us To Amplify Your EyeCare

Amplify EyeCare Santa Clarita Logo

Working Hours

Monday - Friday
9am - 6pm

 Saturday
9am - 1pm

Sunday
Closed

Location
28089 Smyth Drive Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Fax
(661) 775-9627
Website Accessibility Policy
Safety protocols page
privacy policy
For Patients
appointment
Call Us
Referrals
Assessments
Amplify Eyecare Santa Clarita eyefile-adduserphone-handsetcalendar-fullarrow-uparrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram