Wheelchair users tripping up muggers with sticks after specially taught self-defence classes

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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

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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