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
By: City Champs
The classes, which have openings for 50 students and family members (parents or grandparents)
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,"
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 www.citychamps.org 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 https://citychamps.org/
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 www.citychamps.org.