Sharkwith7 wrote:For the past ten years or so, my club has entertained students with different abilities, i.e. autism, downs syndrome, wheel chair bound, and other physical disabilities. One of our students, suffering from spinal bifida, was told by five clubs prior to ours, that they could not teach him karate. After six year of training, lots of innovative modification to all of our kata, he earned his shodan (he has no use of his legs). Teaching these students is primarily handled by Sensei Pat Murphy, but I have assisted through the years. These students have incredible character and teaching them is very rewarding. They range in age from 10 years to young adult. Has anyone else tried or had success with similar programs?
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