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"Frequently Asked Questions"

The IDSA "FAQ" section is divided into several topic-specific categories.
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Although there is a substantial amount of information posted here, it is presented in this forum merely to serve as an example and introduction to the various topics since it would be nearly impossible (and certainly impractical) to respond to all the different questions that have been, or could be asked. Consequently, most of the replies here are very limited in scope as well. We encourage you to contact the IDSA to obtain additional information and find out more about the the numerous options and solutions that are available to meet your specific needs and requirements.

Index to Sample Questions
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SECTION A:
Defense-Ability for Individuals and Martial Arts Students:

  1. Can the Defense-Ability program of Self-Defense be used by individuals with different types of disabilities, or only by those individuals with a specific type of disability?
  2. Can I learn from the video tapes if there isn't a Martial Arts school (or other facility) anywhere near me that teaches the program?
  3. I have never taken any Martial Arts classes, is it going to be difficult for me to learn your program?
  4. There are several Martial Arts schools where I live, but none of them offer your program, what should I do?
  5. I've had some previous Martial Arts experience (or currently attending classes), is it going to be difficult for me to learn your style / system?
  6. I'm very interested in the Martial Arts. I want to learn Defense-Ability / Combat Hapkido and I want to eventually obtain my Black Belt, does the IDSA offer a traditional Martial Arts curriculum with a rank recognition and advancement?
  7. How does the program work as a ranking system?

SECTION B:
Defense-Ability for Martial Arts Instructors and School Owners:

  1. What is the IDSA Instructor's Program?
  2. How Is The Defense-Ability Instructor's Program Structured? Is It Easy To Use?
  3. Can someone who is not disabled readily learn and teach the techniques to someone who is disabled?
  4. Does the instructor need to show the techniques in a wheel chair?
  5. What about techniques for those that are on crutches and not in a wheelchair?
  6. What time commitment is necessary to become an Instructor?
  7. How do I get students?
  8. Do you provide introductions, networking and initial contacts?
  9. What are the space requirements?
  10. What are the requirements for Instructor Certification?
  11. Could you describe the differences in the two Instructor certifications?
  12. I have a Martial Arts school and we teach (specific style or styles), can I integrate and/or add the Defense-Ability / Combat Hapkido system to my current curriculum(s) or do I have to switch styles? Do I have to teach your system exclusively?
  13. I have a Martial Arts school and I know of several (disabled) individuals who would benefit tremendously from a program like this.... or
  14. (I have a MA School) and several individuals with a disability have approached me in the past and expressed interest in taking classes, but since I don't know anything about how to teach Martial Arts to the disabled I turned them away! I'm really interested in gettng these people back, in fact, I want more students to join my school. How do I get started? What do I need to do?
  15. Will I be able to offer my students who are learning Defense-Ability/Combat Hapkido rank advancement like other students?
  16. What type of rank advancement and certification does the IDSA offer? Is it recognized and/or legitimate?

SECTION C:
Defense-Ability for Healthcare and Rehabilitation Professionals

  1. Physical/Recreational Therapist (or other), Physical Trainers, Program Directors, Administrators, Counselors, Activity Coordinators, etc.
  2. How to setup and supplement or integrate IDSA programs into your current lineup of activities
  3. How to attract additional participants to make your programs successful
  4. Enlisting the media to assist
  5. Staffing solutions: Where and how to get staff to supervise and/or run a successful program
  6. Using our network of affiliates and Instructors (where available) to assist with the setup and/or implementation of programs

SECTION D:
Defense-Ability for City and County as well as State and Federal entities

  1. Parks and/or Recreational Program Directors, Administrators, Counselors, Activity Coordinators, etc.
  2. How to setup and supplement or integrate IDSA programs into your current lineup of activities
  3. How to attract additional participants to make your programs successful
  4. Enlisting the media to assist
  5. Staffing solutions: Where and how to get staff to supervise and/or run a successful program
  6. Using our network of affiliates and Instructors (where available) to assist with the setup and/or implementation of programs
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