Thursday, 31 May 2018

The film from #hjulbeintkampsport

I am so proud to show you all our film that we made for the Norwegian project - #hjulbeintkampsport. Trondheim Karateklubb is the owner of the project and I am leading it together with some great people. The project is funded of ExtraStiftelsen, and we also have worked together with Kampsportforbundet. We are ending it in June 2018, but hope that our course - "Introduction of self defense for wheelchair users" will be arranged different places in Norway also after the project has ended. If you have question about the course, just contact me at

With this film I hope to get other wheelchair users motivated to do martial art! 
Enjoy and be motivated! 

English translation: 

You are trying to do the same as always, live life as the accident never occurred.
But basically, you know that your life will never be like before.

But instead of giving up - you fight!
Instead of letting the insecurity take over you fight against the prejudices!

And yes, it cost more now, you have to sacrifice more.
But you do not give up! You are strong!

- Finally - you want to welcome the new everyday life.

- The road to self-esteem starts now! - 

A time for looking back

Once in a while (or should I rather say "Once upon a time and happily ever after"?) it is necessary to take a break and look back on your life. Today Facebook reminded me of a memory I had five years ago:

For those of you who not read Norwegian I wrote about that I like to focus of what I have achieved not the way I have achieved it. It has been hard times and bad days, but without them it is hard to appreciate the good ones.

Today it is 15 years ago since my accident that made me use a wheelchair in daily life, and I am still able to see what I have achieved rather than not. Thru hard work and positive thinking I have come so far! In this post, the first post for a long time, I want you all to sit down, breath and clear your mind. Focus on three good things in your life right now, and write them down. This is something you should do every day!

Instead of just focus on today, I wish to look back of my 15 years in wheelchair. From the first day in the hospital I felt lucky to survive, and I had good people around me that helped me to focus ahead of a new beginning in life. And what a life! Both sorrows and great happiness, all together helping me with the perspective of my life. Luckily I have a strong and positive mind that forget easily... maybe you are not follow when I say that forgetting things are a luck, but for me it has been really important to be able to forget all the hardest episodes in my life. For sure, they are there, some place deep, but I have worked it out and found my way of living my life. The hardest episodes in my life have given me the right perspective so I can appreciate the simple and good things my life is full of, that also your life is full of!

I am able to enjoy - a delicious cup of Italian coffee, listening to the birds and 
the sea, feeling the sun warm my face and body. 

I am able to enjoy - my own company, an exciting book or a great movie. 

I am able to enjoy - my laziness and my energy.

I am able to enjoy - creating projects for me and for others.

I am able to really enjoy - activities like training martial arts in a wheelchair. 

I am able...