Originally Posted by Off Beat
I'm also curious of health and saftey etc as I have to wear glass full time and I'm not sure if there are any places that will let me compete with bad vision.
I wear contacts, and they're fine for the most part. Every once in a while, a thumb or a knuckle will catch you just right and knock the contact out of position, but I've never had one fly out or not line itself back up.
Some day, I'll pay someone to point lasers into my eye and make them all better, but until then...
As for getting started in training, do it. Whether it's MMA, TKD, BJJ, or wrestling. It's all good for you.