Karate-Do Begins and Ends with Courtesy

Niju Kun

About Us


Reading For Kicks is a non-profit organization and our mission is to encourage habitual literacy. We offers karate classes to those willing to read a book every month and turn in a short book report.

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Calendar of Events


Find out what's happening with us, as well as, the karate and reading community. We post news stories, special events, upcoming events and general information. We are also on social media.

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Reading a book


Our purpose is not just to get people to read; it is to assist them in becoming habitual readers. Students can select their own books, but here we also offer a great variety of reading materials and resources.

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Karate Kids


We practice a version of Shotokan Karate-Do. It is considered one of the "hard" styles. Utilizing low stances and explosive power generated from the body's core, our classes provide a rigorous physical workout.

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This is the website for the non-profit organization known as "Reading For Kicks". Our mission is to encourage habitual literacy. To that end, we teach karate to children and adults.

How does that promote literacy, you ask? Well, we accept no fees. Instead, we require our students to read a book (of their own choosing) and submit a book report every month.

In our style of karate (Shotokan), it takes several years to become a black belt -- so when our students achieve that rank they are not only proficient at self-defense, they are habitual readers.

Examine our site. If you like what you see, please join us.