Handi-capable Karate was created on the basis that we believe that no person should be denied the beauty of training in the martial arts. We believe that Master Gichin Funakoshi said it the best, “The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.”
There have been many stories about how sports have helped people overcome all kinds of difficulties, be it mental or be it physical. And in one of the most heartwarming news of recent times, a five year old boy from England has managed to overcome junior arthritis to become one of the youngest ever winners of a black belt in karate.
The five year old youngster from the West Yorkshire city of Leeds, Jake Frood was first diagnosed with junior arthritis when he was just three years old and such was his condition that his whole body ached. He suffered from joint stiffness as a result of his condition and he couldn’t move properly without any help. He was being given physiotherapy for some time but he couldn’t take it because it was too difficult for him.