Man paralysed from waist down becomes top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing

Man paralysed from the waist down becomes a top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing Carl Hodgetts was born with spina bifida, which left him paralysed from the waist down Gained black belt by using his arms and hands instead of his feet to 'kick' opponentsUsed his skills to defend a woman from an attack in a pub | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 14 August 2012 A country ranger who is paralysed from the waist down has defied the odds to become a top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing.