Disability Programme

Karate training for people with disabilities.

We offer safe and productive tuition in which students can learn and experiment, enhance and enjoy reaching their full potential. The skills and psychology that is learned whilst training can greatly nourish a disabled person’s life in many ways enabling them to display their abilities and not be held back by their disabilities. It is about personal development as well as being able to understand about their own self-protection.

At Adaptive Karate we believe that Karate training and the benefits of learning a martial art should be available and achievable for people from all walks of life and all abilities.

Why we do this

Because we love what we do. Our passion and commitment is expressed in the high quality tuition and professional service that we offer, so please get in touch so we can arrange a meeting. We work within both mainstream and special needs schools as well as private organizations.

We are fully qualified professionals:

• Advanced DBS checked
• Public liability insured
• QCF Level 2 for Coaching Sport
• Senior Instructor with the B.C.K.A (British Karate Combat Association)
• Safeguarding Disabled Children and Young People
• First Aid

Interesting Insights

Karate has been scientifically proven to create new neural-pathways in the brain making it a brilliant tool for people with physical or learning disabilities.

See: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/black-belt-brain/201211/martial-arts-and-the-autism-spectrum

It helps develop and maintain coordination, focus and concentration as well as developing better physical functionality. Students learn to encourage and support each other.

Client Testimonial

“John and Elaine Johnston have been instructing our service users at Golding@Medway in Bakewell – a day service for adults with learning disabilities in adaptive karate for six months and we have all noticed a marked difference in their fitness levels and ability to focus. As a discipline, it has helped the group grow in confidence and improved their self-esteem.

One of our service users was lucky enough to be invited along to the International Karate Championships in Spain late last year and enjoyed every minute of his trip as well as winning a medal.
We are all extremely grateful for the opportunities John and Elaine have presented us”.

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