The courses, run with the aid of the Disability Martial Arts Association, are being taught in the wake of an increase in attacks on disabled victims
Self defence: The classes are being taught in association with the DMAA Self defence: The classes are being taught in association with the DMAA
Disability Martial Arts International Association
Wheelchair users are learning to hit back at muggers – by tripping them up with walking sticks.
It is just one of the techniques being taught in university self-defence classes after a rise in attacks on disabled victims.
The courses are run with the aid of the Disability Martial Arts Association.
Its founder, David Lee, from North London, said: “A lot of people are attacked. You see a wheelchair and see a person who is vulnerable.
“It helps people to get into self-defence.”
David began to study martial arts 47 years ago. He has needed a wheelchair following a car crash.
He set up the group because nobody would coach him and linked it with Derby University.
They are also planning to teach coaches