One of my students, who was wheelchair bound, developed such incredible shoulder snap, he would put to shame many of the world's top karate exponents. This in itself illustrates that kurumaisu karate is easily on a par with what is incorrectly considered to be `normal karate'. The fact is Wheelchair Karate is right up there with all other forms of budo (martial arts), and its practitioners often have superior technical skills making up for any disadvantages they may or may not have.
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