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Adaptive Martial Arts Hosted at Abington YMCA

New course allows those with disabilities to learn to defend themselves with martial arts.

It doesn't matter if you are in a wheelchair, walk with a cane, or even have an amputated limb. The Adaptive Martial Arts program offered at the YMCA in Abington can still teach self defense.

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.

jean fitzgerald May 11, 2013 at 07:16 PM
any programs for the learnin g disabled young adults in the montgomery co area?thank you jean fitz@mygait.com

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