A quip that made the rounds when I was a teenager went " I believe normalcy is vastly overrated." We usually pulled it out when some adult complained our bizarre behavior, behavior that we chose to do just to have fun and act like goofs.
Our society is replete with what is Normal. There are normal I.Q. scores, normal test scores for PSAT's, SAT's, and other normalized tests. 120/80 is your normal blood pressure. Recently we have been treated to a number called a Body Mass Index that
To begin let me reiterate a statement I made in an earlier blog, special needs persons are just like you and me, they are all individuals.
So if you are a parent you can relate when I say you worried about your child when they first went to school, tried out for a sport, got hurt, got sick, etc.
With normal kids it's a painful but fairly quick progression to fear of their first driving a car, going away to college, first day on the job, etc.
First things first:
I have nothing against people practicing tea ceremony (Sado or Chado) or against making tea. I am fond of green tea now that I have acquired a taste for it, so allow me to put any murmuring to rest immediately. I have attended sado and watched otomae several times, whether I liked it or not, and personally I believe it takes a lot of skill and discipline to be accomplished at it. Perhaps, Sado is one of the toughest arts around and truly, hats off to those that undertake
Updated 10-11-2010 at 05:57 by Mekugi
Along with mental difficulties the MA teacher may be faced with with physical limitations as well. Perhaps the student has only one arm that functions. or is missing part of a leg. Some students can't open their fingers, they're permanently curled. Some will have asthma or balance problems.
There is one general piece of recommendation I can give when teaching persons with such problems, adapt the technique to the person, don't try to adapt the person to the technique. Some techniques
So, I am putting up some of the information I have on Kurama Yoshin Ryu, a school that is still practiced down near Kyushu. This entry will hopefully change as I sort things out and get a clearer interpretation of things down the line.
Kurama Yoshin Ryu is a composite martial art school which consists of Jujutsu, Kenjutsu, Hojojutsu and Ninjutsu among other arts. It also seems to have (or had) auxiliary schools.
Updated 10-01-2010 at 08:25 by Mekugi