Google Glass for instructional BJJ
So if you have read my blog before you know I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In the past I have used Hangouts on Air to broadcast intro classes at Worcester MMA. Now that I am a Glass Explorer I have been testing out using Glass to document first person BJJ. The footage below is a warmup from earlier in the month. I edited it for time but I wanted to see how Glass would be during take downs.
I was thrilled with how well Glass stayed on my head. My training partner knew I was wearing them and chose his two take downs accordingly. I requested that he didn’t do any throws or takedowns that dropped me on my right side too hard.
I think that using Glass for POV instruction videos for BJJ and some other martial arts to be shared amongst fellow students has promise.
At the moment I am Glass Free due to the foil issue. I should hopefully have them back by the end of the week and look forward to getting and drilling some techniques during an open mat session.
I hope go live with a light roll with a teammate that knows to not attack near the head or neck. There a ton of people doing really interesting things with Google Glass. I am doing what I know, which is BJJ, Automotive, Skateboarding. That all said, I think from something as simple as a BJJ warmup wearing Google Glass demonstrated the benefit and potential for instructional demo videos wearing Glass.