Thursday, December 14, 2017

Disabled Martial Arts

Martial arts covers a broad spectrum of self, defence and compat and is becoming more popular as new clubs and associations spring up.  This ableize section offers information, training and support for people with disabilities interested in martial arts including judo, kickboxing, karate and taekwondo. Martial arts is practised for various reasons including combat skills, fitness, self-defense, sport, self-cultivation, meditation, mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence, or any combination of the above.

There is a great diversity and abundance of martial arts, however fitness and enjoyment of the sport takes precedence in the area of disabled martial arts and is enjoyed by many disabilities such as the blind, deaf, wheelchair users and a range of special needs. Browse through the martial arts for disabled people below to find your area of interest.
 

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Details of the active all incuusion programme encouraging all disabilities to participate in Karate and set up local clubs. Site provides session details, training information and news with contacts.

A charity promoting disabled martial arts and raising awareness of people with disability’s who wish to return to the sport.

An intriguing story supplied by the Mail Online highlighting the achievements of spina bifida Carl Hodgetts in becoming a black belt kickboxing instructor despite being paralysed from the waist down. Read the full story with images and details of the sport.

The official website of Simon Jackson MBE Judo winner in the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics. Site provides interviews, video clips and an overview of judo within the Paralympics along with past and future events and competitions.

Details of an inclusive judo education and training resource in Scotland with details of club locations and how to get involved.

A downloadable and printable information sheet highlighting martial arts for the disabled adult and child.

Trains monthly offering one to one sessions that cater for members with special needs. Glasgow based.

A European foundation dedicated to promoting judo for people with special needs and disabilities providing details of this form of martial arts and how to get involved.

Highlights the life of Bob Banham, a Taekwondo teacher diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Norwich based.


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