Sunday, April 20, 2008

Martial arts helps those with disabilities keep active

Tae kwon do and other martial arts are helping some Arkansas adults with developmental disabilities build self-discipline and strength as they learn to live more independently. "It's very important, especially for this population, to improve and maintain their balance and dexterity," said instructor Paul Hickerson. "People with developmental disabilities tend to age one to two times quicker than the typical population, so we really need to focus on keeping them moving, keeping them active. That's what I'm trying to do." Northwest Arkansas Times (Fayetteville)

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