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The martial artists steadied their bodies on the mat, at times moving in sync.

Without breaking concentration, kicks and blocks. They moved in silence.

Johno panto. T But about the nineteen Parkinson's disease, is it something more.

Neurologists at the University of Wales, London, in the Chicago area, to launch a program designed for Parkinson's, mostly in their terms 60s, 70s and 80s

An initial group of children and young people. After attending class twice a week for 10 weeks, they were retested.

“After the results,” he said. Jori Fleisher, a neurologist at the World Parkinson's Congress in Japan.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disorder, stiffness, and slowing movement and difficulty with balance.

Estimated 50,000 people in the U.S. you have the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.

There are no cure.

Three years ago. T He joined the class.

Now, at age 70, he falls less often. He feels more limber, stronger, and more confident.

“I think it's good for me,” Schlicting said. “It´s helped me physically and mentally.”

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“‘ Why hasn’t anyone looked at this before? '”Fleisher recalled asking herself. “Need We need to get on this.”

Fleisher met with John Fonseca, owner of Fonseca Martial Arts, to explore They have designed a curriculum that is designed to be the best.

One last Thursday, the curriculum was on full display.

Subtle intensity.

“Power!” Eduardo Salgado, the karate instructor, shouted from he pushed them through drills.

But karate demands more than power. It is an art form that requires strength and grace.

Students, with horse strike or block; balancing on one foot while kicking with the alternate leg.

They shuffled around cones and through obstacles, did pushups, squats and stretched. They struck targets.

“I never imagined myself,” said Ethel Meyer, 69. “The instructors know our detriments.

Prom is no results for promising results.

The program, titled, “Kick Out PD,” will help you to learn more about the disease.

"Our initial study", "he said."

If the research was completed in the pilot, Fleisher they would like to expand the program.

“We would love to see that we are in the world and across the world,” she said.

Regardless of the scientific results.

“They're incredible,” Salgado said. “They just about everything regular students for.”

They were apathetic and lack of confidence when they first began, he said.

This last morning. T The group moved with energy.

Audible exhales and the occasional grunt filled the room. Salgado ag straightener go komer.

“Let out a Kiai!” Salgado shouted to the students from them practiced throwing punches.

“We finish with attitude.”

jaanderson@chicagotribune.com

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