Welcome – Scroll down – IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE:
INSTRUCTORS – Members Only
VISUAL AIDS – MODALITY OF THE MONTH DECEMBER
PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND THE MARTIAL ARTS PART 1 – Debra Taylor, PT
MAKING THE CONNECTION WITH YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST PART 2 – Debra Taylor, PT
ROLE PLAYING FOR ADAPTIVE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING – Anna Rome
HOW MY ADAPTIVE PROGRAM BEGAN - Bedford Martial Arts Academy
IN THE NEWS
The Adaptive Martial Arts Association was founded in an effort to bring awareness of the benefits of Martial Arts training for the disabled.
Although there are many instructors in the United States that teach an adaptive form of their style, there has never been an organization or group that brought them together to share ideas, motivate and reward them for their efforts. The Adaptive Martial Arts Association was developed by an adaptive student and instructor to serve the needs of both groups.We offer two types of memberships; the Student Membership gives the adaptive student a national platform to recognize their accomplishments as well as discounts on uniforms, equipment and AMAA seminars. The Instructor Membership offers a monthly edition of the AMAA website to assist in building and maintaining an innovative adaptive program. The website offers a members only section that offers ideas on new training modalities, interviews with successful adaptive students and instructors, videos of adaptive training techniques, articles on training students with different disabilities like Autism, Aspbergers, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Sight and Hearing Impairments as well as other mental and physical disabilities. Most importantly is our Member Forum which allows the instructors to share thoughts and ideas on their adaptive programs.
AMAA Wall of Achievement
For the past couple of years, I wanted to join a martial arts class. I contacted a couple of places, but none seemed to fit my disability. Because I have a visual impairment, I needed someone who would really work with me up and beyond the classroom setting. Jason Davis, founder of the Adaptive Martial Arts Association told me about Rising Sun Martial Arts. I talked with the instructor of the dojo and it seemed like a perfect match. In September of this year, I earned my first rank of orange belt. Rising Sun has been a wonderful place to practice the martial arts. If it wasn’t for the Adaptive Martial Arts Association, I would not be studying karate. I would recommend anyone who has a disability to contact the AMAA for help in finding a martial arts school that is right for them. You will never regret it.
Josh Tabor, Age 28, Sight and Hearing Impaired
Jason Davis, President and Founder of the AMAA is a patient with Cerebral Palsy. Due to Jason’s participation in a Martial Arts Program he has able to maintain his functional abilities and muscle strengths. I feel that the Martial Arts have been very beneficial to his health and should be continued.
Dr. Robin L. Myers ANP, FNP
Community Health Centers Of The Rutland Region
INSTRUCTOR MEMBER AREA
Instructor MEMBERS have access to instructional and informational articles, interviews and videos that are not available to the general public.
Becoming a member of the AMAA entitles you and your school to access to this resource on adaptive martial arts as well as individual assistance with your program. Our Head Consulting Instructor and the Board of Consultants from across the nation and from a multitude of different martial arts styles will assist you in establishing a new program, expanding an existing program or help with an individual student.
The table of contents for instructors is available by scrolling down on the home page. If you would like to access past articles, please use the tabs at the top of the page or utilize the search box.
Can’t find what you are looking for? Or perhaps you have some information you would like to share. Please contact our Head Consulting Director, Kathy@adaptivemartialarts.org
Please join our organization and assist us in bringing together a resource of information for Instructors interested in adaptive training!