First Wheelchair Karate Entry in Hawaii

Todays Shotokan Karate-Do Goodwill tournament was such a success. I was the first wheelchair entry ever in Hawaii. At first the judges weren’t sure if I could enter but after sensei talked with them they allowed me to demonstrate. I took first place in Kata. The president of the federation was very impressed and will be creating a designated division to wheelchair entries this next year. For my demonstration of Heian Nidan kata they cleared the entire gym floor. I was very well received, the audience watched so close you could hear a pin drop and cheered for an extended period afterwards. Judges, sensei, and tournament goers came up throughout the day to congratulate and thank myself and senseis for the demonstration. It is very cool to be a part of pioneering ADA opportunities for tomorrow. I cannot thank my sensei and Hawaiian Shotokan Karate-Do Federation dojo enough. We have such an amazing team!

Shotokan Tournament


About DamonBoiser

My name is Damon Boiser I'm an Extreme Athlete for Mogo Wheelchairs. In 2003 I was injured in a diving accident in Hawaii. I'm an SCI wheelchair user. I've never lost sight of the funnier side of life and always maintain an upbeat charge 'em attitude. I've found joy in surfing and swimming, as well as martial arts. I created the tournament division in the Karate in Hawaii and took gold. I've also discovered the exhilarating sport of skydiving and am completely hooked! I enjoy rappelling too. Anything extreme I'll give it a go! Drive and passion for life inspires us to continue to push our boundaries. Anything is possible.. Aloha

Posted on July 14, 2013, in News, Sports, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I like what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work and exposure! dageggddfagefdce

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