Adaptive Martial Arts
Our Adaptive Martial Arts Program is for anyone that is interested in learning martial arts in a fully inclusive and supportive environment. We believe that anyone can benefit from practicing martial arts, regardless of your disability. We'll help you to get the most out of your training by concentrating on what you're able to do and then work with you to expand on your capabilities. Your training will be primarily focused on the International Taekwon-Do Federations (ITF) Adaptive Program and administered in coordination with the ITF-USA Inclusion Committee headed by Mr. Keith Rowe, founder of the RoweLin Foundation. All participants will also learn a Self-Defense Program based in Jiu-jitsu.
Your introduction to our program will begin with an assessment of your current capabilities in regards to strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. We'll discuss what your goals are and come up with a plan to best help you achieve those goals.
Austin is in our program and is currently working on strength and balance.
His spinal cord was damaged during a surgical procedure when he was 16 months old that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has slowly regained movement and strength in his lower extremities but still has limited mobility, with balance and coordination issues.
His goal is to get stronger and learn how to defend himself.
EMAA Thoughts on Adaptive Martial Arts
Having a son with a disability, I know what it's like to try and find adaptive martial arts near me. Our goal is to guide you in your martial arts journey and help you to grow physically as well as mentally. We believe that anyone can defend themselves and have a positive attitude that can effect change in others. Let us help you reach your full potential. The only barriers you have are the ones you've created in your mind. We're conveniently located in Eastern CT near Groton, New London and Norwich.