Bear With Me

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An Introduction to Our American Adaptive Martial Arts Program


Bear With Me is a therapeutic American Adaptive Martial Arts Program Designed for Spectrum & Special needs children age 4 to adult. It captures the excitement of martial arts and uses it in conjunction with strength and skill building activities.



An introduction to martial arts therapy

American Adaptive Martial arts therapy is an innovative program that captures the excitement of Martial arts and the uses it as a medium to deliver therapeutic exercises and activities. It focuses specifically on motor movement difficulties, concentration, and various social problems by centering on the quality of movement, timing, coordination, stability and balance. Other elements concerning the body’s use of
space, movement, symmetry and eye-hand coordination require specific instruction and close inspection of movements.

The benefits of this program include:

~ Improving focus, coordination, vestibular and proprioceptive stimulation, sensory input, social skills and speech.

~ Increasing flexibility and strength

~ Developing patience, cooperation, longer attention span, self-esteem, self-confidence, and martial arts skills


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