I taught the first person (2006, aired on CNN News) and first female (2010) in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals (USANKF) in the non-handicap division. Most recently, I made history by teaching the first blind female to qualify for the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division. She won silver in the 18-34 year old women's beginner kata division. Also in 2012, I had the first person with autism (Ryan Rogers) to win medals in the 18-34 year old men's novice division. He won bronze in kata and silver in kumite/sparring. He also went on and was a judge at the 2012 Nationals. This is also a first in the world of autism. In 2013, Rogers won silver in the 18-34 year old intermediate kumite (sparring) division. Lastly, we teach anyone that is willing to learn. We specialize in teaching those with all types of special needs!