Kōrero: Martial arts

Down syndrome karate students, 2009

Down syndrome karate students, 2009

People of all ages and abilities are attracted to martial-arts training. Maria Borshevsky, an instructor at Wellington's seido karate centre, has a child with Down syndrome and set up a class to suit the learning style of such students. Here 15-year-old Daniel Howard (left) and 12-year-old Daniel Wickens, who both have Down syndrome, take part in a grading exercise at the centre in 2009. Daniel Howard gained a blue belt and Daniel Wickens a blue-tip belt (a grade between the white, or first, belt and the blue belt).

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Photograph by Andrew Gorrie

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Martial arts - Martial arts in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39031/down-syndrome-karate-students-2009 (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Dalley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015