Cindy  Laegeler
Cindy Laegeler's Fundraiser

One wave sets thousands in motion.

Our annual fundraiser supports scholarships, our Adapted Seido Karate program, and Violence Prevention outreach in the community.

$300 towards $300

Welcome to my fundraising page for Thousand Waves Dojo. I have been practicing karate there since October 2015 and am currently a yellow belt. I usually go to classes twice a week and started sparring (which I enjoy!) this past November.

Our dojo leaders care not only about whether you are physically strong, but they care about emotional goals as well. They focus on the "5 Fingers of Self Defense" which teaches us not to be so violent and know that there are other solutions to problems.

My sempais (teachers) are helping me with not being so hard on myself and they are also "setting me up for success" because even before I do a move or take a step, they provide feedback on my stance. I like having someone who reminds me even before I take action about the ideal end goal and some actionable steps to get there.

The upcoming Spirit Challenge Fundraiser supports Thousand Waves' work in three critical areas:

  • Scholarships, which provide funding for children and adults who wouldn't otherwise be able to study karate or self-defense.
  • Adapted Seido Karate (ASK), a partnership with RIC that provides karate for youth with disabilities.
  • Self-Defense/Violence Prevention, which provides Self-defense and Bystander Intervention workshops and courses all over the city.

Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion." Just one donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!