Martial Arts Therapy, Inc.
Samantha Marker

I feel that a lot of the things that Sam is able to achieve is due, in part, to this class. The most dramatic is putting her hands out to block a fall (instead of her face). Not being able to walk or stand she never went through the crawling and standing stages, blocking a fall is natural reflex for most of us. Sam has fallen forward in her chair six times but the last three she blocked her fall. Just as she would a punch or kick, That is from her training in Martial Arts Therapy. Sam is very proud of her six different colors (levels) of belts she has. Martial Arts Therapy has also helped with her fine motor skills, muscle tone and wheelchair maneuverability. Sam is 22 now and Martial Arts Therapy has been a part of her life for 15 years.