When I think of karate, I think of “sweep the leg,” the infamous line spoken by the Cobra Kai sensei from The Karate Kid. Others think of Bruce Lee movies. Most of us can see ourselves roundhouse kicking a mugger in the chin and saving the day. For most, learning karate or any other martial art is achievable. But to others, it seems like a pipe dream.
One World Karate Transforms Lives
Imagine being in a wheelchair with your muscles permanently in knots, or the frustration of being incapable of understanding the world around you.
Imagine being beset with these challenges and wanting to learn karate. How disheartening to not only you, but to those who love you.
People with special needs and their families are an overlooked and marginalized minority in our society. Sure, they are afforded handicapped parking spots and wheelchair ramps, but what are we doing to help them feel like members of our society? Dan Carroll teaches them karate. [Read more...]