KICKSTART KIDS PROGRAM
Karate KickStart Kids
Master Mark BeelThe overall mission of KICKSTART KIDS is to change and save children’s lives. Resiliency is enhanced through the values and philosophies taught through the Martial Arts.
Burbank Middle School was chosen in 1992 to be one of the four schools to participate in a martial arts program. KICKSTART KIDS started as the Kick Drugs Out of America program as a way for students to stay out of gangs and to stay off drugs. Burbank's KICKSTART KIDS currently has an enrollment of 182 students. We continue to offer students a way for them to be a part of a T.E.A.M. Our students are offered martial arts at almost no cost.
Students who wish to participate in a special portion of the KICKSTART KIDS TEAM may join the Burbank Demonstration TEAM. This team meets every week to practice together for special presentations. This team has performed at many events on campus as well as events off campus. The students who participate in this team are required to maintain passing grades and must have excellent behavior. These students are held to a higher standard than many others. We are proud to have earned the title of KickStart Kids School of the Year awarded to us in 2015 and again in 2018 during the UFAF World Championship held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Burbank's Demo Team has won the KickStart State Championship from 2017-2019 and the KSK Martial Arts Mania from 2016-2019! All upcoming events for KICKSTART KIDS may be found in the KSK home page.Due to the pandemic, our team has been largely inactive for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, but now we're back in force!If you would like to form part of our outstanding Karate team, please see Master Beel in the Karate room, B120.DEMO TEAM 2022-2023DEMO TEAM 2021-2022DEMO TEAM 2018-2019DEMO TEAM 2017-2018DEMO TEAM 2016-2017DEMO TEAM 2015-2016DEMO TEAM 2014-2015DEMO TEAM 2013-2014DEMO TEAM 2012-2013DEMO TEAM 2011-2012DEMO TEAM 2010-2011DEMO TEAM 2009-2010