Missing a limb or having a disability that limits your movability can feel scary when faced with today's violence statistics. Media coverage does not make adults with disabilities aware they may be at a much higher risk of violence than their non-disabled peers. According to the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability:
* Adults with mental or intellectual impairments are the most vulnerable, with 4.6 times the risk of sexual violence than their non-disabled peers
* Based on the systematic review of violence against adults with disabilities, published in February 2012, it was found disabled people are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability
As a disabled person it may seem like you have a mountain to climb in self-defense tactics when dealing with an aggressive attacker, but there are actually simple self-defense techniques designed for amputees and wheelchair users that can make size and strength irrelevant.
Chad Von Dette offers self-defense and martial art classes for disabled people in Apopka, Clermont, Daytona Beach, Eustis, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Leesburg, Miami, Ocoee, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tampa, The Villages, Winter Garden, Winter Park and all throughout Florida.
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