Posted 2011-03-29 15:45:49 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://westchase.patch.com/articles/...aring-impaired
This article entitled "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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