Sensei Corey Green of Green's Karate Revolutionizes How Martial Arts is Taught to Special Needs Students
Sensei Corey Green taught the first person and first girl in history in 2006 and 2010 respectively, with autism to qualify and compete in the non-handicap division in the U.S. Karate Nationals. Since 2010, Green has been working with and will continue to work with Lee University conducting research and collecting data on Green's success working with students with severe to moderate autism. His work and study is the first and currently the only one of its kind with I.R.B. approval in the U.S.
Recently Mr. Green has worked with Lee University's L.U.D.I.C. program in partner, and their research team is in the process of analyzing his work exhaustively. Over the summer, the documentation of his techniques will be analyzed and deciphered, both behaviorally, and scientifically within their published journals. This study will undoubtedly help validate his effective teaching strategy, thereby greatly improving the overall abilities and functionality with those that are diagnosed autistic and or have other special needs. Dr. Tammy Johnson, LUDIC director said on December 25th, 2010, "The students we had in [Green's] karate class had more challenges than those he's worked with in the past, but we just let him come and do his thing. He's handled the children beautifully and they responded well to him."
His program excels by instilling Manners, Respect and Self-Discipline. Parent testimonials about Green's methods and techniques continually repeat what most parents already know. His school has had proven results in specifically improving special needs students with; balance, hand/eye/feet coordination, fine/gross motor skills, reflexes, flexibility and confidence and concentration. Currently, Green is the only karate instructor in the world that can build up a child with autism to the National level in the U.S. Karate Nationals. Naturally, the next progression is teaching others how.
Green is in the process of writing several works which will first explain and introduce to the readers his initial findings. Instructors, though, will be sold a more specific textbook version pin-pointing exactly how to perform the techniques as well as proven methods for successfully teaching special needs students. Only after signing agreements with Corey Green in lieu of teaching the the owner/instructors will they then be certified by Mr. Green and be the only authorized schools and associations to use Green's methods to teach. Schools will be listed on Green's Karate website for verification and authenticity. Green's formula will help the child, the parent, the community, and will eventually revolutionize teaching martial arts to people with special needs. Several schools nationwide have taken notice and are interested in Green's instruction at their respected schools.