What is Adaptive Tae Kwon Do?
Adaptive Tae Kwon Do is a modern approach to teaching a traditional art form that embraces our special needs community, opening the door to opportunities and life lessons that have previously been unavailable. By using a modified curriculum and teaching approach, students with a variety of learning styles and abilities are progress at their own pace while benefiting socially from a group setting.
Our Approach at Spirit Taekwondo
Master Amy Ratekin, the program’s director and head instructor, leads groups with a variety of physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities through classes structured to increase coordination, focus, body awareness and social skills through the use of martial arts exercises, games, drills, and therapy based activities.
This program’s commitment to each student’s individual growth and progression is shown in its unique ranking and reinforcement system. Each student is unique in strengths and goals, and individual physical and behavioral achievements are recognized. We believe “Everyone can soar like an eagle!”