The Karate for All is a unique occupational therapy based program developed specifically for children and adults with special needs that will allow them to achieve their full potential and independence by enhancing their skills and abilities needed to be successful in their communities.
Karate for All (KFA) is a community program developed specifically for special needs children and adults that are limited in their engagement with daily community activities due to physical, mental and psychosocial limitations as a result of their disability
KFA was developed with knowledge and benefit of occupational therapy and the disciple of martial arts. This course consists of self-defense techniques involving kicking, punching blocking as well as meditation techniques. By the end of each session, the participants will obtain skills and knowledge of how to defend themselves.
KFA uses an occupational therapy approach to enhance the following skills:
Attention span and focus
Strength and flexibility
Cardiovascular functioning and fitness
Motor planning skills
Gross motor skills
Sensory processing skills
Self esteem and confidence
Ability to defend themselves in the community