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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Disability Martial Arts International Association

Above : The Disability Martial Arts International Association

Selby Shotokan Karate Club are now registered on the database of the DMAIA, as a club that is interested in receiving enquiries from disabled members of our community.

The Disability Martial Arts Association is a wide ranging support network for people with all types of disabilities. They have a fundamental belief that people come first and disability is second.

Each year approximately 1,000 men, women and children become paralysed due to an accident or illness. Through sport these people whose lives have been traumatically changed, can have an outlet for their frustrations and energy. By focusing on something they can do, and potentially can excel in, increased confidence and a positive outlook can be achieved and this can influence other areas of their lives.

The Association covers all of the UK & Internationally . They set up a data base of all Martial Art Clubs and Associations that will teach people with all abilities. When people phone or email them they can tell them of a Martial Arts Club in their area of the UK & Internationally that will cater for people with all types of disabilities.

The main aim of the charity is to promote martial arts and raise awareness, of people with disability’s who wish to return or take up martial arts and improve their health and a have a better way of life.

Click on the yellow buttons below to return to the "HOME" page or Disability Martial Arts International Website.

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