Martial Arts and Asperger's

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Son w/Asperger's and his 1st degree Black Belt testing - he was a natural and it did wonders for him

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Maureen - posted on 05/20/2009

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I believe with my whole heart that Martial Arts is a possitive in all children diagnosed with any of these...I know my son absolutely loves it and even though convincing him to keep his commitment is not always easy, he always comes home feeling good about himself since he learned one more "important" thing about himself...Daniel struggles with agression as well and the principles tought so far has contributed to a little boy more in control...Believe it or not, the other leg of stability in Daniels life is his surf board - the best decision I ever made was to agree to surfing lessons...it is a must for any little SID boy...it does wonders for him (and me!) It takes a commitment though, since there is two younger sisters that needs entertainment at the beach as well and the closest surfschool and beach is more than an hours drive...but worth it if I see my son's joy!!!

Wendy - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi Anna,

This was great for me to see as I have an 8 yr. old son with Asperger's and no desire to play sports. We took him to an intro class for karate and as nervous as he was he loved it! Looks like we start karate next week. I feel positive reading about your experience. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy

Amanda - posted on 05/12/2009

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i have been thinking about doing this for my son , for a while now, sports did not work at all(soccer and baseball) maybe we will give it a try.

Margaret - posted on 05/01/2009

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That's amazing! I'd love to get my son into something like that, but I don't know if he'd be able to pay attention long enough to learn anything.

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Did you find that martial arts was helpful to your son? My 5 year old son has aspergers and he can be rather aggressive at times. So I have debated wether or not someting like this would be a good idea.

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2009

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that is realy good, good on him



it has also answed a few question for me seths school is running an after school program with all different activity and they aer doing tae kwondo and was just asking around if it was a good idea with him being such a phisical peson and all

thankyou

amanda

Anneka - posted on 04/16/2009

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I've heard that Karate and other martial arts worked very well for children on the spectrum. My son is 10 and we tried baseball against my better judgement, and that went horribly. He loves to bowl and is quite good at it. I think martial arts is actually a perfect sport for AS/PDD/Autistic children. Black belt, that's soooo awesome : )

Tina - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Anna:

Martial Arts and Asperger's

Son w/Asperger's and his 1st degree Black Belt testing - he was a natural and it did wonders for him



Hello Anna



 



What a lovely photo! I must show my 12 yr old son this, he started tae kwondo this January and got his purple belt in February, a proud moment for us.

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