GB Taekwondo coaching

It is 2 days of classroom based (tomorrow and Sunday) then deliver 4 unsupervised coaching sessions and a follow up assessed practical day in April.

I ran half of a juniors session recently, the 4 sessions can be mix of full class, or 1:1 or group sessions or all.

Master Mark (now electrically stimulated and  blogging again ) has verbally approved the categories for inclusive martial arts but we will see how it works out – I have expanded the checklist -extract below to include a classic selection of warmups, stretches, drills, poomsae patterns and kyorugi fighting. In many it is going to involve checking depending on need. I have included a physical non classified which is a bit vague but Master Mark happy with because he fits in that with Parkinsons and some tremor type movements.

Each is theoretically split into poomsae and kyorugi but the majority of warmups, stretches and drills are applicable to both.

Categories are mainly based around para taekwondo (but exercises not necessarily so that it can be more applicable beyond competitions)

  • manual/power wheelchair,
  • spastic quadriplegia / all 4 limbs (unlikely to want to do taekwondo but maybe)
  • Cerebral/Non Cerebral Triplegia/Hemiplegia
  • Non Cerebral Amputation / Lesion
  • Physical non classified
  • Vision / visual
  • Hearing (could combine with vision for blind deaf)
  • Intellectual 

So in theory this checklist could be to check against when a new student arrives. Will see if it works in practice. 

We haven’t yet arranged a 2 hr wheelchair practice session for senior belts but hope to complete by April. This may / may not count towards sessions as I will probably need Master Mark to supervise.

Checklist for inclusive classes

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