Adaptive Martial Arts Association (AMAA) is a resource for students and instructors to gather and share ideas, curriculum and other adaptive training information while promoting disabled inclusion and helping to break down martial arts training stereotypes associated with the disabled.

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Our Monthly Magazine.

This month's issue includes INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES, TEACHING TECHNIQUES and MODALITIES

March 2015 Issue

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 From the Desk of the Executive Director

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This month’s issue shares some great technique and ideas for teaching an adapted form of martial arts.

Sensei Devin Fernandez of Third Eye Insight, NY shared a video of his class for the blind and sight impaired. Fernandez slipped from the sighted traditional martial artist to a sight impaired adaptive martial artist himself, offering a unique understanding of the challenges these students share.

Joining our ranks as a Consulting Instructor is Aikidoist, Molly Hale. Like Sensei Fernandez, she practiced martial arts before her spinal chord injury and has blazed a path in adaptive training for Aikido. She and Erik Kondo will be fielding questions about students with spinal chord injuries. I have reprinted an article called “Woman with Balls” which was originally presented last year.

Have you signed up for our Million Kicks Campaign? Please partner with us to change the lives of people with disabilities! Adapt this fundraiser to suit your martial arts style…breakathon, throwathon or punchathon. Click the Green Million Kicks button above for more information!

The AMAA continues to reach across to international groups and schools promoting adaptive training. Sharing ideas, teaching modalities and techniques can only benefit the students we serve.

Do you know an adaptive student that deserves recognition for their achievements? Be sure to contact me with this information!

Yours in Adaptive Training,  Kathleen Maxey-Scarcello

A Message from Our Founder

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Hi everyone,

We’re still sorting out the connections we made at Mr. Sifu Alan Goldberg’s, Action Martial Arts Mega Weekend and making new ones every day. This makes the AMAA the fastest growing martial arts association in the United States.

As most of you know, I have been on and off the mat due to a shoulder injury I suffered last May. I’m finally getting back on the mat on a regular basis and if you would like to follow my training progress please look me up on Facebook under Jason Davis.

If you are interested in becoming an adaptive student and need help finding a school in your area click the “School Directory” tab at the top of the page.

We are always looking for new stories about adaptive training experiences from both students and instructors for our website. I urge you to share yours with us by emailing Share@adaptivemartialarts.org

Thanks for making us the leader in adaptive martial arts!

Respectfully, Jason Davis, Founder