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4 History Making Accomplishments at Green's Karate:
2006: Sensei Green taught the "first person in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division". This story was featured on CNN News. Having trouble watching the video? Go to CNN.com and type in "Karate and Autism". There are two videos there, both are about Sensei Green's student.
2010: Sensei Green taught the "first female in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division".
2012: Sensei Green taught the "first blind female in history to qualify and compete for the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division". Katie Whipple also made history by winning the "first silver medal for a blind female in the 18-34 year old Women's Beginner kata division". Katie trained 7 months total to win silver and had no previous training. Here is the link to the Youtube video of her qualifying performance. You can also find her silver winning performance on the same channel.
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Ryan Rogers, a karate student of Sensei Corey Green of Green's Karate, has made history 4 times. Recently Ryan was officially diagnosed with ASD level 3 (Asbergers). This process took over a year to complete and finalize the results. So therefore:
In 2012, Ryan became the "first documented person in history with autism to win a medal (bronze) in kata in the 18 to 34 year old novice non-handicap division at the U.S Karate Nationals (usankf.org)."
Ryan won silver, in kumite, the next day, making him the "first person in history with autism to win a medal in kumite (sparring)."
Ryan also became the "first person in history with autism to become a U.S. National Karate Judge with the USA-N.K.F." He is also the first Chattanoogan born person to do so. Ryan was amongst the referees and judges at the 2012 Nationals including veteran referee, judge and coach, Sensei Corey Green.
Green has been a judge and referree with the USA-N.K.F. since 1998. Green is currently a referee "C" for kumite and a judge "D for kata for the USA-N.K.F. Green, an Alaskan, continues to train under 8th degree black belt Sensei Katsutaka Tanaka.
Green authored a book recently titled "Finding Karate" and hired a man with autism, Ryan Netusil, to illustrate the cover. The background for the cover is Moccasin Bend, located in Chattanooga where Green headquarters his karate school, Green's Karate.
Coach Jeff Kohn, Chairman and Team Coach for the U.S. National Karate Team was also the recipient of the newly created 2012 U.S. Olympic Committee for being the "Paralmpyic Coach of The Year".
Coach Kohn says that Green and himself are pioneers in the field of teaching special needs karate. Furthermore, they (Kohn and Green) specialize in the building up of students with special needs to train alongside and eventually compete (if they want to) at the highest levels of karate competition (USA-NKF) possible.
Kohn and Green both strongly agree on the benefits of traditional karate including the; mental, physical, emotional and social benefits.
Green has several students with special needs that have made history over the years.
In 2006, Green taught the "first person in history with autism to qualify for the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non- handicap division." His story was aired on CNN News.
The boy featured on CNN,Brandon Earnshaw (diagnosed with moderate autism), now an adult, won gold in the 15 and younger handicap kata division in 2007 and the silver in the 2008 U.S. Karate Nationals in the same division.
In 2007, Green taught another boy with autism (Asbergers) and he went with Brandon to the U.S. Karate Nationals. The boy competed in the non-handicap division and was inspired by Brandons story.
In 2010, Green taught the "first female in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division."
In 2012, Green taught the "first blind female in history to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division."
Katie Whipple won silver in the 18 - 34 year old women's beginner kata division at the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non handicap division.
Whipple made history twice in one Nationals and trained only 7 months to win silver.
Katie won gold in the 16 and older womens handicap division. 2 of the 3 students that Sensei Green taught to compete at the U.S. Karate Nationals in 2012 made history for a combined total of 5 times.
In 2013, Ryan Rogers made history again by winning bronze in the 18-34 year old Mens Intermediate Kata division at the 2013 USA-N.K.F. Nationals held in Greenville, South Carolina. By winning this medal, he made history again and for the 4th time.
In 7 U.S. National Karate Championship competitons, (2006 - 2010 & 2012 - 2013), Green's Karate students have made history 8 times and all were solely trained up by Sensei Corey Green of Green's Karate.
Brandon Earnshaw made history at the 2006 USA Karate Nationals. Click here for video.
He is still studying with Sensei Green, and continues to reach new levels of success as he progresses in his training.
Most summer camps are 3-day camps and are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are from 9A.M. to 12P.M. Children are encouraged to bring a snack and a great attitude! We also will have special needs summer camps this year and will be from 9:00A.M. to 10:30A.M. on the same days as our 3-day camps. We have one 40-hour camp held at the end of June and are from 9:30A.M. to 4:00P.M. For this camp bring lunch and snacks. Please call ahead at least one week or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to R.S.V.P.
6-person minimum for any camp required. Payment is due for entire camp by first day to camp starting. We will list the camp weeks with the first day of the week as the start date for the camp. Please call or email if you have any questions! Thank You!
June 3rd*, June 10th*, June 17th**, June 24th***, July 15th*, July 22nd**, July 29th*, August 5th*, August 12th **
*for typically developing ** for special needs only ***40 hour camp
* Camps and ** Camps are $30.00 each day. *** Camps is $200.00 for entire camp