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I'm proud of you Dave, I always new you had
the ability to teach as you soak up the martial arts like a sponge. Keep doing
what you are doing - and I'd like to see you teaching more at Kodo Butoku Renmei
events like our Kodosai - I'll be in touch on that.
All the best Dave
Stephen Grayston Patron
I read the tributes on the website- wonderful. ... train the
student not the disability. All students are treated the same and are expected
to try their best and not give up. Not many instructors will take the time.
It is a challenge- more for me than the student. We spend a lot of hours working on technique modifications so everyone can achieve the same results.
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Hi all I would just like to say that Dave is a is a shining example of what is possible with determination and dedication, I am proud to be a part of the association, well done Dave keep up the good work, everyone here at the DMAA Patrons are right behind you,
Pete Ellis Owner / Founder/ Chief Instructor Global Tactical Combative Solutions
"Mr. Lee.....thank you for the friend request. I don't know
you but the fact that you're the Founder CEO of an incredible organization. I
am a correspondent photographer for Tae Kwon Do Times magazine and I just
submitted a story called "Kicking Against the Odds." It's a story about a young
man with Downs Syndrome who just achieved his black belt. So I am all about
public awareness for these true warriors. If I am ever in the UK again, I'd
love to meet and do a story on you and your organization. Take care!"
"thank u for the friend request you doing a good job disability martial arts keep up the good work Dave"
hi I would just like to say to all off you that you doing a good job on disability martial arts my heart goes out to you all
"the kata in the chair was different never seen that before it
was cool my friend"
Thank you Dave for taking the time to put together a group
that I am sure we help us all to get a better understanding of how we can offer
our products to disabled people every where.
A disability does not mean that the person doesn't want to do the martial arts nor that they cannot be as good or better than anyone else. It may mean that we just need to adjust things a bit and be flexible but these are good things not bad.
Its the person that matters and I hope we can do what ever we can to help anyone out there in our area who wants to do martial arts.
My Mother had MS but until she got very bad she always wanted to do things her self and I never saw here as anything different she was my mother not a disabled person and I am proud to help as many people as we can to get the most from there lives, with your help I hope we can change some peoples view on what a disability really is.
Many thanks to you for your work.
"thanks for sharing your demo....that was inspiring.....bravo! my daughter was very impressed....."
"Everyone has a right to a "life" regardless of their
disability - this is an excellent association that will make so much difference
to so many existing and budding martial artists lives who otherwise may have
given up or just not even bothered to start with - many many congratulations to
everyone involved with this on a job well done :-)"
"I couldn't even imagine Dave. But congrats to you for
continuing your martial arts training (and life!). Truly, TRULY inspirational."
it is my proud to be in your group. Martial Arts makes all of us strong
Greets from Germany,
David G Huss
I just added my school to your website database. I myself am visually impaired and disabled. I do not run or operate a commercial style program, I teach for free to anyone interested. Though that is how I have taught even prior to my injuries. I believe strongly that my martial arts background is what assisted me in getting through and dealing with my impairments. I have had the pleasure of providing training at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind to both their Instructors as well as their clients. I now reside in the San Antonio, Texas area and I have been providing self defense and martial arts classes to adults. Unfortunately I no longer teach children, but I do teach all adults of all ages and regardless of thier current abilities. I think your program provides a great service to the World of Martial Arts. I thank you for taking the time and the devotion to assist students in finding a teacher.
what an amazing association .. and an inspiration ... its an honour to be part of this group :D ... x
I'm a physiotherapist from Australia and I work for the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland. I work with children with physical and neurological impairments, and in the past I have recommended some of my little clients, who have mild cerebral palsy, to do martial arts as an after school activity i.e. Tae Kwan do, Karate or Judo. It improves their strength, balance and co-ordination, and most importantly their self confidence. Itís a fantastic opportunity for them to meet other kids, and all the instructors have always been welcoming and accommodating. These wonderful children can experience discrimination on a daily basis, and unfortunately they may always will until society continues to breaks down its barriers, so as a therapist to see them grow into confident young individuals have been very rewarding!
And letís not forget Ė Martial arts is fun! Iím a huge fan of Mixed Martial Arts so I know it personally!
I like the change, and i think that there should be more like this as we are all one in the same big world, so to have some inspiration like this is great, thank to all those that put in lets do more.