Paul Del Sordo is a Moo Duk Kwan® internationally certified master level instructor (Sa Bom) for the proprietary Soo Bahk Do® martial art system and owner of Del Martial Arts in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
He has helped, and continues to help, special needs children make progress in ways that medical professionals admit they simply cannot.
In fact, many medical professionals refer parents with special needs children to explore his program for their child because they find the children are far more eager to attend his classes than to come to therapy sessions and their progress is often much better than achieved through other therapy alone.
It makes sense when you think about it. When special needs children come to his classes and engage in therapeutic activities based on the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system and even practice the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system right alongside fellow students, they are "taking karate" just like everyone else.
However, when they go to medical professionals for therapy, then they may think "there must be something wrong with me," otherwise I would not be going to a doctor's facility.
The mental stigma associated with "going to a doctor" is completely eliminated when special needs children get to "go to karate" instead.
Master Del Sordo provides a gateway to life-changing growth and development for these children that is totally unavailable to them without his dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of these special children.
There is substantial research documenting the positive benefits of karate training and one of the more interesting studies documents how karate changes your brain.
Findings of this study may provide some insights into why Master Del Sordo's program is so effective with autistic and special needs children.
"We think that ability might be related to fine tuning of neural connections in the cerebellum, allowing them to synchronize their arm and trunk movements very accurately."
Parents of special needs children owe it to their child to explore Master Del Sordo's Soo Bahk Do® program to provide your child with a mainstream experience that medical professionals acknowledge as surprisingly effective and beneficial.
You can pitch in and help him sustain his wonderful program for special needs children through his GoFundMe page.
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."