A young man in Canada was rewarded for his years of effort to become a first-degree black belt in Karate. Sachem.ca reported on the man’s story.
Kyle Chambers was honored at Haldimand’s 19th annual Recognition Night for his achievement of a first-degree black belt in karate. In addition, he has won three consecutive gold medals at the Junior International cup as well as additional medals in the Junior International Cup and the U.S. Open Karate competition.
He also travels around Canada with his father to speak about his experiences and to participate in tournaments. Kyle originally started karate to help him with his mobility and strength issues. His instructors have modified the system to deal with his particular disability.
He encourages other people with disabilities to try different sports to participate in. The key thing is to find the right instructor who knows how to accommodate your disability so you can still participate.
Birth injuries bring significant challenges, but it is possible to rise above them and still have a fulfilling life. People like Kyle show that is is possible. Maintaining physical fitness is crucial for people with cerebral palsy so that they can improve their motor control and prevent muscle atrophy.