We asked ... Ludger Steffens

"Judo is ideal for persons with or without disabilities"

A change of gait pattern and paralysis on the right side of the body and particularly of the arm – at first glance, these consequences of a stroke don’t appear to be the best prerequisites to partake in the sport of Judo. Yet Ludger Steffens likes to prove the opposite is true. spoke with the 63-year-old about successes and inclusion in martial arts.


Photo: Ludger Steffens; Copyright: private

Ludger Steffens; © private

Photo: Ludger Steffens with other judo practioners; Copyright: private

Ludger Steffens (front, middle) is now in a mixed Judo group where people with and without disabilities practice together; © private

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann

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