My student, Leilani, suffered a birth injury called Erb’s Palsy when she was born. It’s an injury to the complex set of nerves that control the fingers, hand, arm, and shoulders. Leilani’s physical therapist recommended karate to her mom because we use our entire body equally.
Erbs Palsy Awareness Week was Oct 18-25, 2015. We made a few fun videos and wore blue belts to show our support. Leilani is a fearless brown belt and a proud member of JKR.