How many people mix the two?
I've been practicing martial arts for the last two years and I use it more as an outlet for socializing and relieving stress.
I mainly focus on Gracie Jiu Jitsu (I got my blue belt from Royce Gracie last weekend) and then I do a little unofficial Muay Thai so I can throw some good punches and kicks if I have to.
Eveyone I train with knows I have epilepsy and they're very sensitive to it. The instructor just says "Is there anything I need to know about what to do if you have any problems?" and "Take a break if you need to."
Some times when I'm rolling (thats what we call sparring for those who don't know) in class, I start to have auras, usually mild disorientation and then I just tap out, say my epilepsy is acting up, and then just sit for about 10 seconds and shake it off.
Part of me wants to compete in just one fight just to have to experience
but knowing my luck the stress/anticipation would probably make my
epilepsy act up right in the middle of it and I would have to tap out or stall until I shake it off, which I know would be stupid.
Anyone else have interests like this or at least something that the "average person" would say a person with epilepsy has no business doing?