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We teach Character through Karate

Kickstart Kids offers high quality martial arts instruction during the school day to adolescents navigating the difficult middle school and high school years.

At a time when students are developing their identity and faced with significant life choices, the KSK curriculum promotes community, achievement, healthy lifestyles and the foundation of character – discipline, responsibility, kindness, respect, courage, dedication, honesty, and loyalty.

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Our Success

This year, approximately 7,511 students are enrolled in 59 public schools across the state of Texas. Since its inception, over 110,000 students have benefitted from our one-of-a-kind, life-changing program. Kickstart Kids strives to create an environment and a world that is more respectful, empathetic, equitable and inclusive. Living the values that are instilled in our curriculum, students are empowered to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more.

110000 students impacted
students impacted
8063 currently enrolled
currently enrolled
59 active programs
active schools

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Our Values Curriculum

Daily classes include lessons focusing on 8 specific character values from our unique Values Curriculum.

Greg Abbott

It teaches them discipline, hard work, respect and maybe the thing we need our students to learn the most, it teaches them character.

Greg Abbott, Texas Governor

There are so many children that I knew would be successful for life thanks to the character skills they learned from Kickstart Kids.

Dr. Charles E. Dupre, Former Fort Bend Superintendent

As a single mother, KSK proved to be the life saver my family needed as we began the middle school & high school journey.

Laura Norman, Mother of Four KSK Black Belts

KSK has prevented more crime and freed up more prison space than any program I have seen in 35 years of law enforcement.

Bill E Waybourn, Tarrant County Sheriff

Kickstart Kids has made a difference in my life and because of that, I want to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Aaryn Gundlach, Kickstart Kids Alumnus

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