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Old 05-07-2006, 04:38 PM   #26
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Just needed a second opinion

I'm not sure, but one of the people in my dojo has CP, I believe. I'll try to confirm that. He is a brown belt, and I wouldn't be surprised if he was to test for black. I train in a very rigorous style of aikido, Yoshinkan, and our instructor is 7th dan. If a teacher of that quality in a very rigorous style of aikido can teach the person I'm thinking of, someone can teach you too...especially if it is trembling that is the major limitation in you disability. But you do need to take into account the insurance issues mentioned.

I believe if you go back and talk to the senior instructor, an accomodation could probably be found. Best wishes, and don't give up. That person in our dojo is one of the people I admire most.

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Ron

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Old 05-07-2006, 08:02 PM   #27
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Hey, I'm pretty sure there is a guy in our organization that has CP. I think he's shodan...in fact I think I was there for his shodan test (like two years ago) at an annual fall seminar. There is a person who teaches in Ohio that I belive has CP and has to use braces/crutches to walk...and yet he still does aikido (Tomiki style and Daito Ryu) and he gets around quite well...has adapted to his "disability."

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Old 05-08-2006, 01:26 AM   #28
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We make different accomodations for big folk, small folk, old folk, young folk, and folk that climb on rock...why not challenged folk?
All depending on the situation and how much adaptation needs to be made, I guess.This is going to be more general and not directly related to Alan, now.

If someone with a handicap that would have a siginficant impact on their aikido - an arm missing, or whatever - asked me for an aikido dojo in the town where I live, I would point him or her to a dojo where xe gets to take beginner classes for experienced teachers rather than the teacher's fresh shodan students. An experienced teacher can make up ways to do technique with one arm. Asking this of a shodan who teaches the beginner classes since a year might sometimes be a little bit too much. In my nick of the woods, there are plenty of dojos around and there would be possibilites to point a handicapped student to other dojos where they are better in taking care of him/her - I have two specific teachers in mind.

Now, cerebral palsy without any extra handicaps on top is something else than a missing limb, and I admit I have no clue how much adaptation needs to be made for soneone with a mild cerebral palsy. I liked SeiserL:s "translation" of the "no", I don't know how to teach disabled students, but can't admit my limitations. IMHO it is accaptable not to know how to teach disabled students. It is rather strange for a junior teacher to say straight away that no one else in the dojo could do it, though. If you insist after initially having been turned down, you show you are determined. It could well be worth it to try and talk to the main instructor directly.
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:55 AM   #29
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Re: Just needed a second opinion

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Alan Lamb wrote:
I live in Dagenham, and according to the dojo search, the next dojo would be in Braintree. Tis a bit of a trek, but im sure if I route plan, shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Hi Alan,

Have a look at the BAB website for a dojo: http://www.bab.org.uk/club_directory/essex.html

All the best with finding a good place to train!

Ruth
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:40 AM   #30
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Now thats odd, i've used that search engine before, but never found a dojo. And now their's one very close to me. I'll go down there when I get the chance. Thanks guys!
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