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Martial Arts Event March 29th 2008

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Wheelchair warriors show fighting spirit


MARTIAL artists with and without disabilities delivered a striking display of the 'Ways of the Warrior' at a University of Derby event in Buxton.

They demonstrated their skills in various fighting disciplines at the first Disability Martial Arts Association one-day exhibition. It was held at the University of Derby's Devonshire Campus in Buxton on Saturday 29 March 2008.

Martial arts students and instructors, attended the event, the first one held by the UK association.
Attractions included:

* Cane-jitsu - a demonstration of a new form of self defence which enables an elderly person, or someone with a disability, to incorporate the use of their walking stick into adapted ju-jitsu moves,

* a mixed martial arts skills demonstrated by wheelchair user Dave Lee;

* attendance at the event by blind aikido instructor, Steve Fyffe.

Charles Spring - Programme Leader for the Joint Honours Martial Arts Theory and Practice degree at the University of Derby's Devonshire Campus in Buxton - is an ambassador for the Disability Martial Arts Association and jointly organised Saturday's event.

His students are among the very few in the UK to learn how to instruct people with disabilities in martial arts as part of their degree course.


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