Come August 9, 2008... i have been gone and am back again. During the period of time I was away, I sought, with ever increasing hunger, a place in which to learn martial arts. First, I registered for JKD at my college, but it lasted only half a semester. A small snack. And then I registered for Hapkido i and II; both also half semesters at my college and yet another small snack, but enough to earn my first rank as a yellow belt. After that, I learned of the existence of Minton's Black Belt Academy. They only offered Korean TKD. I went there for a private evaluation. I broke my first board which was so easy, yet so danged fun. I seriously considered enrolling there. But considering the disadvantage, I didn't. So then, I found out about six or seven months ago that a guy at my church is a sensei. A trustworthy one. God knew my heart! I enrolled in his classes. I've made great progress, recently earned my high yellow belt, and been offered to participate in my first martial arts tournament, the Douglas Grose Memorial, to be held on August 9, 2008. i'll be doing forms, weapons, breaking... The thing is getting into the turns in the katas. I've been learning by sitting in a chair (not a wheelchair), as I can't stand without my walker or a wall. With my walker, my arms are full; with a wall you can't fully pull your elbows back or effectively use the bo. A cane, for me, is very unstable. So what I'm looking for is a way to properly do the turns. Right now, I'm looking for swivel seats. or something to lean back against. Perhaps, there's an idea around here?