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01-17-2015, 02:53 PM
One of my sensei is interested in developing a curriculum for use in teaching Aikido to blind kids; she's not online much, so I said I would ask here if anyone had any experiences or insights that they would be willing to share?

Thanks in advance!

01-17-2015, 05:41 PM
Erik, I don't teach anyone who's blind, but I AM one.

Legally, anyway. That whole shapes and shades thing. Level III blind judo competitor according to the IJF, all that.

PM me and I can get you an email address if that'd be helpful.

01-17-2015, 07:05 PM
This may be of interes;, my sensei does some self defence work with the guide dogs association, here is an article talking about what they do:


01-17-2015, 09:06 PM
You might get in touch with Aikido of Monterey. They had a blind student when I visited there; he would be fairly senior by now if he's still training.



01-19-2015, 07:43 AM
@Tony, @Katherine - many thanks! I've passed along those links to her.

04-28-2015, 01:35 AM
hey eric even i still biggener in aikido but i have experience teach blind student but not many only one student. till now he is still practicing