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 Hixson

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.

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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.


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Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.

Amanda T.

Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.

Alexa H.

Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!

Charlotte M.

Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

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Seems much less frustrated with life

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Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

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When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!

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