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As Martial Artists, our goal is to make ourselves the best that we can be at whatever we try. Martial Artists do not learn their art to be destructive, but rather to be productive. Helping others in need is one great way to accomplish this goal.
Since Rising Sun opened in 1991, we have donated over $25,750.00 to charities and people in need. Many of our members have also given of their time and themselves to help others. We have been supporters of charities such as Make-A-Wish, MDA, St. Judes and more.
Listed below are charities and events that we are supporting right now. Check them out and see if you can help.
"A true Karateka is one with the God-like capacity to think and feel for others, irrespective of their rank or position, one who possesses ideals so lofty, a mind so delicate that it lifts him above all things ignorable and base, yet strengthens his hand to raise those who have fallen -- no matter how low. The ultimate aim of Karate therefore, lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
Gichin Funakoshi (1869-1957)
Rising Sun's current projects
Matthew Russo Memorial Scholarship Fund
Rising Sun's most recent projects