We held the ninth workshop within Mainclusion project. We invited students with special educational needs, hyperactive and with internal disabilities. One of the children who showed the exercises had a disability. But this child has overcome the disability, left it behind and trained together with the children without disabilities. She proved this by presenting the project to the participants and the sport she trained – bae-kwon-do.
The girl explained where its name came from, where it originated from, what it taught them of and the purpose the sport was used for. She told the students about the traditions of bae-kwon-do and how one of her trainings proceeded. Then two girls demonstrated a few basic strikes, such as “ap soti”, “ap koa soti” and others. The other participants repeated the strikes with great desire, which was obvious from the enthusiasm and the smiles on their faces.
The children enjoyed themselves and the disability remained in the background. Thus, we practically saw that the objectives of the project were realized in the school’s gym.
The meeting was organized by Ms. Nina Grudeva and Ms Silvia Ikimova as the ninth workshop within the project, aiming to raise the students’ awareness of the benefits of practicing martial arts.