Welcome to Kids Internationally Changing Kids (KiCK) Martial Arts in Kansas City, MO. KiCK is a unique martial arts school in Kansas City that emphasizes leadership development through martial arts, character development, and service to children in need, locally and globally. We are a christian based organization, that believes each child can do BIG things throughout the world.
We live in a world that says that adults, not children, have the firepower to catalyze positive change. Children are to be cared for (or not) until they become adults, at which time they can make a positive impact on the world around them. We completely disagree. We see that this limiting view of children is completely inverse to the truth: children catalyze change. That is why our KiCK logo has a child doing an inverted kick!
We believe – and have seen in our own lives and in children around us – that kids have an innate ability to positively change others (and themselves in the process). They just need to be encouraged and shaped to do so. Parents, we know that you see and develop this capacity in your children. We want to help your efforts in a a unique way with martial arts & missions. We do annual trips to our sister schools worldwide to help you.
Tiffany and TJ, the founders of KiCK, set forth three Guiding Principles that govern KiCK’s decisions and operations. They are:
- We will lead this school from a position of love, not fear.
We will serve and lead out of a love for our children, our families, our employees, our community, and our world. We believe that fully embracing our mission to children and families first, without fear, will translate to healthy business. And we will not compromise our mission for money.
- We will approach each child as a unique Masterpiece.
Through a faithful process of excellence in martial arts, applied teaching of character development, and serving hurting children, we will help each child move towards the unique Masterpiece that he/she is intended to be.
- We believe that children have the power to change the world, and will demonstrate that power through the children of the KiCK community.
The children in this school will positively influence others not just later in life, but now. They will become life-changing servant leaders at home, in school, and to hurting children in our community and our world.