Hi folks, Interesting topic here I thinks(again from an interesting time on MAP chat )... Just wondered how many folks here who do a MA have some kind of disabilities or learning difficulties and your opinions on doing your chosen art? How do you feel this effects your training if at all? Do you feel it hinders you compared to the rest in your class, or helps you through as you have more of an incentive to do well so you can 'prove' you can do it? Also to any fully able MAists, what's your opinon of your fellow classmates? What about instructors, how do you find trying to teach such students and how they react to you? I want this to be as wide ranging as possible, hence so many questions! (Of course if there are any more feel free to say so!) I might as well mention self in this respect, while I am not physically disabled in any way, I do have a learning difficulty known as Dyspraxia (not sure on it's spelling, why do these things, have to be a blighter to spell! ), basically this means that I'm maybe more clumsy as my body won't to precisesly as the brain tells it to! I do Tae Kwon Do and I guess one reason as to why was to 'prove' that I could train my body to do complicated things, such as high kicks, stikes, jumping turns etc... As for if it hinders me, I guess it does slightly as I feel it takes me slightly longer to learn a new pattern or move and sometimes maybe I'm not as quick or as elegant at first! (Of course maybe my instructor can shed more light onto that than me as I don't know if it is me, or just the fact it is a complicated move!) Sometimes I get annoyed as I'll be through a pattern or move and forget it or feel really clumsy when moving! But anyway, I'd like to see what you guys have to say on this, hopefully this will make for an interesting discussion!