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03-29-2011, 04:49 PM
Posted 2011-03-29 15:45:49 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://westchase.patch.com/articles/man-and-instructor-work-together-to-develop-martial-arts-for-hearing-impaired

This article entitled "Man and Instructor Work Together To Develop Martial Arts for Hearing Impaired" (http://westchase.patch.com/articles/man-and-instructor-work-together-to-develop-martial-arts-for-hearing-impaired) highlights the Florida Aikido Center in Tampa, FL, where Gina Boccolucci helped develop an aikido class for the deaf.

From the article: "Sensei Gina Boccolucci, owner of Florida Aikido Center had learned to spell in sign language as a child and was more than willing to work with Robert [who is hard of hearing]. They began by working together one-on-one. Boccolucci developed signs for the different Aikido self-defense techniques and Young gained the confidence to join in the dojo’s regular classes."

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