Help me write this important book, "Martial Arts for the Disabled Warrior."
To be able to DEFEND yourself from an attacker is as important as breathing. Knowing that YOU are SAFE in any situation is a BASIC NEED of human life.
My name is Steve Brumme. I walk on crutches. My legs are paralyzed and so I have two leg braces to hold them straight when I walk.
For 20 years, I have made it my mission TO DEVELOP A MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM that will STOP AN ATTACKER FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PARTIALLY ABLE BODIED PEOPLE. Over this time I wrote down every technique that I transferred from teachers instructing fully abled bodied students, so that they would work while sitting, and on crutches. This manual will be a compiled manual of these techniques.
I have been asked by several martial arts friends and teachers to write and distribute this book.
YOU CAN BE PART OF THIS EFFORT!
If you find it touches your heart, please make a donation. If you think your friends will be inspired, then share this with them.
For your donation now, I will send you a link to an electronic copy of the book when I am finished. I will also keep you informed about the book’s progress in a monthly story.
It took 20 years to gather all the information. This manual will change lives. It will bring hope and an action plan to those who have lost limbs or become paralyzed.
Whether it is a permanently injured soldier returning from war, or a neighbor experiencing a car accident or a disease...Martial Arts for the Disabled Warrior will help them step back into their life with confidence.
By practicing these self-defense techniques the disabled student will discover added benefits.
1. Their body will become much stronger.
2. They will attain good physical balance.
3. They will feel proud.
How this project came to be . . .
As I mentioned, my legs are paralyzed and I have two leg braces to hold them straight. I walk on crutches.
And I am a strong martial artist.
Years ago I attended a martial arts competition in a large hall filled with over 100 martial artists all dressed in white uniforms and many colored belts. I was one of the competitors. My name was called by a black belt with a clipboard announcing that I was to step onto the mat to begin a sparing event with a black belt. My competitor walked on two good legs.
He came at me with a right straight punch to my face. I parried his fist to the outside with the long bar of my left crutch, and then punched him in the face with that same crutch. Just a tap to the nose. In a real fight, my crutch point would have broken his nose, blinding him to what was coming next. That was in the 1st second.
His eyes lit up with shocked surprise. In that little moment of his pausing my left hand grabbed his right collar, and my right fist punched him in the stomach. This made him buckle forward. That was in the 2nd second.
As he involuntarily moved into my space, I allowed my body to fall on my back in the direction of my right side, using his weight as a counterbalance so that I landed softly while he was catapulted over me and onto his back. In a real fight, that man would have landed on his head and would now be out cold. That was in the 3rd second.
In a real street attack, those three things would have gone much faster. Perhaps 1.5 seconds.
After my competition, a martial arts teacher walked up to me and shook my hand, saying, “Thanks for showing us your techniques.” I told him that I was glad he liked it.
He surprised me by saying, “No, it is more than that.”
Then he told me the story of a young woman who lived near his martial arts school. She lost her legs recently in a car accident and now lives in a wheelchair, he said. He smiled and explained that based on what he saw me perform he was inspired to invite her to come to his school and learn the arts of self-defense. As he finished the story his eyes got misty. It’s not every day you see a martial artist shed a tear about an act of kindness.
Knowing that I had helped him find a way to help her made me feel very proud.
To be able to defend yourself from an attacker is as important as breathing. Knowing that you are safe in any situation is a basic need of human life.
If you would like to be a part of this project, help me write it by making a donation, and if you think your friends would be inspired by this story, share it with them.
And for your donation now, I will send you a copy of the book when I am finished. I will also keep you informed about the book’s progress in a monthly story.
I have a history of training for athletic adventures.
I am a Paralympian. I wrote another book about my 900 Mile Rotary International, End Polio Now and Challenged Athletes Foundation Good Will Hand Cycle Tour.
It is called, Moving Fast Sitting Still: A 900 Mile Journey to Feed the Soul. You are welcome to order copies at my book website: www.movingfastsittingstill.net
I am also a master painter, creating beautiful works of art and prints for my customer's homes and offices. If you would like to see my art go to: www.movingfastsittingstill.net
All sales will support me in writing Martial Arts for the Disabled Warrior.
If you find it in your heart to make a donation and share this with friends, I will be grateful.
In the spirit of making our world a better place,
Sifu of Iron Crutch Tieguai Kung Fu
Paralympian Iron Crutch Demonstration