Children and adults with special needs or abilities can find ATA Taekwondo especially beneficial and empowering. We have both physically and cognitively challenged children and adults currently training with us.
The Princeton Martial Arts Center Special Abilities program tailors to each individual’s needs, combining life skills with Taekwondo based gross motor skills improvement and exercise. We have an established relationship with area physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and mental health professionals that we can consult with while establishing the individual program.
ATA Worldwide is a front runner is making martial arts available to all, regardless of their challenges. Princeton Martial Arts Center (an official DDD provider) offers classes to any individual with physical or cognitive challenges. We mainstream students whenever possible, but do provide specialized classes when needed.
Our Chief Instructor not only earned an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, but is also a Special Olympics certified coach. Similar to an IEP at school, an individual plan of training is developed based on the needs and goals of any Special Abilities (SA) student/parents.
We have many SA students that have obtained their black belts. We have experience with Fragile X syndrome, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Ataxic Telangiectasia, TBI and many others.
Two of our Special Abilities students are multiple World Champions in multiple traditional divisions (sparring, weapons and forms).
For more information on our nationally-recognized program contact Master Susan Winter 609-430-0200.