Monday, May 20, 2024

Martial Arts for the Disabled

Martial arts for the disabled covers a broad spectrum of self, defence and combat and is becoming more popular as new clubs and associations spring up.  This ABLEize section offers information, training and support for people with disabilities and special needs interested in martial arts including judo, kickboxing, karate and taekwondo. Martial arts is practiced 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 martial arts for the disabled 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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Promoting opportunities in exercise and martial arts for all including wheelchair users and those with special needs. Find out about taster sessions and training in Bristol.

Highlights martial arts for those with disabilities with resources for students and instructors. Pittsford VT based but articles of interest.

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.

Promoting inclusive judo for the disabled and special needs including autism both nationally and internationally. Site offer details of the sport, future events and how to get involved.

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

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.

The Scottish Special Needs Judo Group trains monthly offering one to one Judo sessions that cater for members with special needs. Glasgow based.