Quote Originally Posted by TerraRazor View Post
He very kind and wouldn't hurt a fly but has started to get pushed about a bit a school. I just want him to be able to defend himself without really hurting the other person, if possible.
My wife has worked with special needs children for close to three decades. Among these have been many with different levels of autism and Downs Syndrome. You say yours is very shy.

I'd be interested to get Neil and BKR's thoughts on your's trying judo. There are no punches or kicks but it's a martial sport wherein you constantly have contact with your opponent. Self confidence would increase and close contact with others of different sizes and gender is a given.