For my first 8 years as a BJJ player, I trained under an incredible BJJ coach who suffers from ADHD and yet who is an fantastic teacher with a unique ability to transfer information. He also has an incredible awareness and sensitivity.
With the sport having literally taught me how to learn and having improved my own sense of awareness, I’m quite fascinated by the positive impact it can have. I stumbled across this video by Shoyoroll who have sponsored an Autism awareness campaign and the autistic man in the video talks about the impact of BJJ on his life and the lives of his children. I found it to be quite inspirational. I’ve shown it below so you can see what I’m talking about.