City Champs Expands, Moves Free Martial Arts Classes to Journey House in Milwaukee

Next classes, beginning May 10, open for 50 students in program that keeps kids in the gym, and off the streets
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City Champs, helping youths via the discipline of martial arts training
City Champs, helping youths via the discipline of martial arts training
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MILWAUKEE - May 8, 2019 - PRLog -- City Champs Foundation, a local organization dedicated to helping youths via the discipline of martial arts training, will offer its next eight-week series of free training classes at a new location, beginning May 10.

The classes, which have openings for 50 students and family members (parents or grandparents), will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Journey House, 2110 W. Scott St.

After holding its inaugural classes at the Sixteenth Street Community Center, City Champs moved its program to Journey House to take advantage of its facilities and larger space.

"We were thrilled to achieve a 65 percent graduation rate at our first classes, which proved a hunger exists for this type of positive initiative," said Jared Bell, founder of City Champs. "Boxing and martial arts training aren't about teaching kids to fight. Rather, the training kids receive in the gym instills discipline and valuable life skills, which benefits the entire community."

The free classes are open to boys and girls ages 5 to 18. One adult family member per child can participate, too. Interested participants can register by going to and clicking "Apply" (black box near the top of the home page).

After the classes finish June 28, participants can apply for scholarships from City Champs to continue their training at local gyms. A thorough application and vetting process is involved.

To help fund scholarships, City Champs is partnering with the Milwaukee Athletic Club on its well-known annual "Boxing Night." The May 31 event at the Grain Exchange, 225 E. Michigan St., will feature eight to 10 bouts, preceded by dinner and a program honoring Milwaukee's boxing greats. Tickets and reservations are available at

Martial arts training is the bedrock of City Champs' mission. By paying for gym fees and equipment, City Champs seeks to keep children off the streets and in training centers, where they build character and learn vital life lessons in discipline, fitness, self-defense and respect. More information about City Champs is available at

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