Inclusion of people with disabilities through sport
Adapted karate lessons were first offered by Selma Grimaldi four years ago in her Ken Shin Kai karate school in La Sarraz. Founded in 2010 and supported by Vitogaz Switzerland, the school is a member of the non-profit Karate4all, which aims to teach Karate to people with disabilities. Through targeted training for karate instructors, accessible training for people with disabilities can be offered throughout Switzerland.
The Ken Shin Kai school offers courses for children aged over 10, and for adults with disabilities. This group called Kiseki – “miracle” in Japanese – brings together participants who come to share expression and control of the body, memorization and coordination of gestures, respect for others and expression of emotions and their sensitivity. Despite their disabilities, they all manage to overcome their differences.