Stories Lived

The Taekwondo Master

Darrel Sparke is an amputee who has pursued a life doing taekwondo. He’s the founder of AmputeeX, and is involved with many other organizations designed to help those with varying abilities.

About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Billy Ptolemy

Billy Ptolemy is a young filmmaker from Australia.  He’s made three mini documentaries, and co-created a narrative short film, and mini-series.  He also runs two YouTube channels, and has many larger projects in the works.

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  1. Great to see Darryl using his powers for good. Really inspiring. I took my black belt exam with him about 20 years ago – his leg is not entirely dissimilar to a baseball bat.