Teaching Skills Without Boundaries with DeWitt

DeWitt, NY (WSYR-TV) — When walking in from the street, he answered the question, “Do you teach the blind?”

Hansi Lawrence’s reply was “Of course.”

Matthew Killian’s mother has worked for him all her life. He has epilepsy since he was 3 years old. He was diagnosed with autism at age 10 and lost his sight in just a few months when he was 19. But his spirit was amazing. And he thought karate might be useful.

Hanshi Rande Lawrence was honored when Matthew chose Lyndon Corners’ dojo. Over the years, Lawrence has worked with other athletes with different types of coaching needs.

Ability or not. Welcome. we will work with you Your goals are our goals.

Hanshi Rande Lawrence, Instructor

Matthew comes to work out once a week. He won a green belt. And the hanshi became a master of martial arts and life.

Matthew works hard.

Matthew has been attending the dojo for just over a year, but a few weeks ago he took another step forward. First local competition.

Matthew was equally warmly welcomed at a convention outside his hometown of Rochester. And he won a gold medal. After the official match, he asked Hanshi Lawrence to an exhibition match and won a medal again.

he knows all my tricks Hahaha. I couldn’t stay away from him, so someone said, “Oh, you’re old.” I said, “No, no, I’m not old.” he is getting better Hahaha. Acceptance is what everyone craves for and he has it and he has won it. And it’s been great for us.

Hanshi Rande Lawrence, Instructor

I would like to eventually get my black belt. That’s my goal.

Matthew wants to eventually get his black belt. You would be wise not to bet on him.

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