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Sam Kaye

Sam Kaye

Name: Sam Kaye
Age: 23
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Kendal, Cumbria
Campaign: To encourage young people with disabilities to try martial arts

I was born with a deformity in my right arm. I have an elbow joint, but it doesn’t move, I have very minimal movement in my wrist and only two fingers on my right hand.

But I’ve not let it hold me back in life and have a successful sporting career. I was a member of the British swimming team for over ten years, before a shoulder injury ruled me out.

Since then, I’ve discovered martial arts and that’s given me a new purpose.

When I first started competing, you would see opponents question whether it was okay to fight the disabled person.

Now I go to competitions and they see me as anyone else, which is a really good feeling.

I’m working with Fixers to change the negative perception of disabled people in martial arts and show that it is possible to compete on an equal level.

I hope it will encourage others to give it a go.

Active Cumbria

Nicola Maclean from Active Cumbria supports my Fixers project. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.

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