IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE: (scroll down for Instructor and Student Editions)
JUDO WITHOUT LIMITS, Brett Wolf
FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE by Estela Lugo
YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION, By Cathy Chapaty
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
CRUTCH DEFENSE VIDEO by Paul Brailer
CAN’T WILL GET YOU FIFTY By Cathy Chapaty
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD WITH AUTISM By Karen Fisher
YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION By Cathy Chapaty
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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
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