CMAA - Balisports Foundation

Bali, Indonesia

The Bali Sports Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in Indonesia by using the power of sports and play for development, health and peace.

Since 2013 the CMAA has strongly supported the BSF coordinating the Bali Stick Fighting Challenge at all of their events from 2013, though 2015, 2017 and now 2019.

BSF has established the Bali branch of the Combined Martial Arts Academy for the introduction and fostering of the Filipino Martial Arts of Eskrima, also known as Arnis and Kali. Working the deaf mute athletes from Gianyar, BSF has developed the sport to a point where one of the deaf mute eskrimadors won a silver medal at the Cacoy Canete Doce Pares Eskrima World Championships held in Cebu, Philippines in 2014.

In 2017 BSF introduced wheelchair eskrima, a variation for persons with lower limb impairment. Now wheelchair eskrima is an integral part of the Bali International Stick Fighting Challenge.


Blind Judo Program

BSF Asia started its Blind Judo program back in 2013 together with Dria Raba Blind Institute in Denpasar.This is the first program of this sort anywhere in Indonesia let alone Bali.

With the enthustiastic support of Dria Raba’s director Ibu Dayu,and the Judo Coach Pak Made of the Bali Police Judo coach ,a group of visually impaired youth pioneered this new sport.

As BSF Founder Rodney Holt and creator of the Blind Judo program indicates, “Far and above the inherent objectives of all physical and sporting activities, it represents for the visually impaired boys, a means of escape from a sometimes sedentary existence and from the isolation often imposed by a disability. For blind persons and those with low vision, Judo can be instrumental in (re)attaining independence of movement and in developing physical capacities which permit better adaptation to everyday life. Judo can contribute to these objectives in three sectors: motor, psychological and social".

Other martial arts program to include Karate and Fencing.

Address BSF Sports Hall
Jalan Waribang, Gang Titi Batu 1A
Denpasar, Bali, 80237
Phone # +62 818-657-305
Contact Rodney Holt
Email info@balisports.com
Website bsfasia.org
Facebook BSF Asia

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