Adaptive Martial Arts Hosted at Abington YMCA
New course allows those with disabilities to learn to defend themselves with martial arts.
According to an article in the Times Chronicle, the new program which began in September offers a free class for those that are members or not.
Kenpo Martial Arts instructor Kenn Perry and Willow Foundation for Adaptive Martial Arts Chris Genell teach the course, which is open to those of all ages with any kind of disability. Perry was diagnosed with Polio at age 3, and teaches the class from his wheelchair.
The free class is held Sundays in Studio A at 11:30 a.m., said Abington YMCA Special needs coordinator Michelle McGuire to the Chronicle. Those interested can register for the cost-free course by calling the Abington Y at 215-884-9622.
For the full story on the program, including an interview with Perry, visit this article in the Times Chronicle.