To train persons with disabilities in the martial arts, leading to confidence, focus, improved physical fitness, the ability to defend one’s self, and a more independent life.
For information on Breaking Barriers, see our portrait reviewed by the Community Foundation of Central Florida. You can go to cffound.guidestar.org and search for us or copy the link below into your browser.
Led by Kate’ Eckstein-Schoemann, we have been running Breaking Barriers since 2011. We received our 501(c)(3) status in 2012. We have been working with some great kids with different types of disabilities. What we’ve found is what we expected: Each of them has wonderful abilities and each of them has a great story. Now, we are expanding. Anyone with any type of disability is welcome to apply. Parents are welcome to work with their children in our classes and can advance with their children.
Currently, we have 4 classes a week:
Tuesday: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Open to all students
Saturday: 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM – Open to students preparing for black belt
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM – Open to students 11 years of age and older
Saturday: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM – Open to students up to 11 years of age
If you are interested in you or your child becoming a student, please contact Senior Instructor Peter Schoemann at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (407) 947-3656. Each candidate will be interviewed to ensure proper fit.
Thank you to all of our donors for helping us make a huge difference in the lives of some great people.
Peter A. Schoemann
Kate’ Eckstein-Schoemann, Assistant Instructor
Tyler Townsend, Senior Instructor
Peter Schoemann, Senior Instructor
Christine Laird, Certified Instructor
Rebecca Stockton, Assistant Instructor
David Eckstein-Schoemann, Assistant Instructor
Elise Gaines, Teaching Assistant
Christine Eckstein, Teaching Assistant
Mikayla Ryder, Teaching Assistant
Caleb Emery, Teaching Assistant
Kenny Eckstein-Schoemann, Teaching Assistant
Odine Manuel, Assistant
Thank you to all of you for all that you do.