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Yes, You Can – Karate Kickin Dwarf
I meet a lot of people and I talk about my experiences in practicing martial arts and how I use many of the techniques I learn in a variety of day to day applications. People usually respond in a positive manner and are awestruck. People then say things about how they would love to learn a martial art or self-defense system because it looks fun or that they do not want to become a victim. As always I reply back with an encouraging statement. As the conversation keeps going people begin to provide excuses on how they are not physically fit or they are not physically capable. My personal favorite ââ¦I am not coordinated and I donât have any balanceâ¦â
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World Martial Arts Magazine April 2017 Issue
World Martial Arts Magazine. April 2017 Issue. Featuring hank garrett, joe fiorentino, michaeld mcgann, JONG SONG KIM, Bohdi Sanders, richard hackworth,darren norris, andrea harkins, Sharon E. Salvaggio
One in a Million: Man with dwarfism has passion for martial arts
This is not the first time Larry McDonnell has been in the newspaper.
Break the Fall – Karate Kickin Dwarf
I want to point out that there is another common misconception when it comes to martial arts and self-defense. Most people think you are training to defend yourself from a potential attacker, an abusive person, or a mugger in the parking garage. Best case scenario; you go through life and never need to use any of the defensive techniques against another person. You never know; your attacker may not even be a person or even a living creature.
Dealing with Misconceptions – Karate Kickin Dwarf
The other day I was interviewing Brandon Ryan of Adaptive Defense Methods for Karate Talk. Mr. Ryan brought up an interesting point about how disabled people are hesitant to try martial arts. I continued to think about his comment and several other thoughts occurred. I soon realized that there are a few common misconceptions people …
Woah, I Know Jujitsu – Karate Kickin Dwarf
Last summer I was asked to write an article for a magazine on how martial arts helped my self-esteem. More specifically I focused on what karate did for me when I first began practicing in 1999. After a year of practicing martial arts, I was able to walk without the use of a walker. As …
Karate Talk – S1E01 Adaptive Defensive Methods
Today we talk with Brandon Ryan from Adaptive Defensive Methods. Adaptive Defensive Method is an organization that focuses on teaching disabled people how to…
Mommy, why does that boy have a beard? – Karate Kickin Dwarf
Mommy, why does that little boy have a beard? …and other frequently asked questions from children who see me out in public. In this post I explore the dwarf side of the Karate Kickin Dwarf. I provide answers to most of the frequently asked questions by kids and adults.
15 Minutes of Fame Series
My National Debut That Almost Didn’t Happen – Karate Kickin Dwarf
The days leading up to September 11, 2001, were very exciting for me. After an interesting phone call, I realized that practicing martial arts was becoming more than just a hobby… Read about the adventure about how a national TV producer found a newspaper article about a dwarf practicing martial arts and how it landed him on TV.
National TV Debut – Karate Kickin Dwarf
Previously on Karate Kickin Dwarf… I wrote about how early in my martial arts training I was featured in the local newspaper and how it got the attention of producers of a talk show in New York City. Due to the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 I almost did not get …
The Front Page – Karate Kickin Dwarf
The last installment of my 3 part series on my 15 minute of fame from being featured in the local newspaper, to showcasing my skills on national television, and making the front page of a local magazine.
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The Karate Kickin Dwarf:
Karate Kickin Dwarf shares fun and inspiring stories about practicing karate and jujitsu through the eyes of someone with a disability. Read along as you hear about the misadventures of Larry a 3 foot tall dwarf as he takes on life challenges such as sweaty opponents, the carpet, and average height daughters who like average height boys. More than that though 3 feet worth of action, hilarity, and life lessons are packed into the stories, interviews, product reviews, and guides. So come on in and enjoy a game of dwarf tossing where instead of you tossing the dwarf, the dwarf tosses you!
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