Hi, I am John Marrable and I Live my Life to the Fullest!
I have been a paraplegic since 1967, following an accident while trying to climb a cliff while on holiday in Dunbar, Scotland. My parents told my brother and I not to go near the cliffs, but boys being boys we tried to climb one. Unfortunately the ledge I was standing on gave way resulting in me falling off and landing on the rocks below.
I had my 11th birthday and nine months rehabilitation in Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. It was there that I was taught life skills that I still use and practice today. I emigrated to Dunedin New Zealand, where my mother was from, in 1974 and have lived a very full life ever since.
I am a karate instructor and self defence instructor, or if you spell it the American way, a self defense instructor, with over 40 years in the martial arts as well as a motivational speaker.
I have spoken to schools, tertiary students, service organisations, community groups to name a few and tailor my talks to suit the group I am with.
My martial Arts and self defence (defense) have taken me all over the world.
I ‘Live my Life to the Fullest’ and hope to inspire others to do the same!
If you would you like further information or to book me for your next event, please feel free to contact me:
Phone: 0064 3 456 1021 / 0064 21 231 3887