Mrini & Arihaan Srivastava
Mrini & Arihaan Srivastava'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.

$25 towards $200

Thousand Waves is a mission-driven not-for-profit in the city of Chicago that has been active in the community for over 32 years with a mission to foster fitness, healing, empowerment, and peacemaking.

Mrini and Arihaan have been training at the dojo for almost two years now, with some short breaks. Mrini is training at Yellow Belt Junior class and Arihaan, who joined the week he turned four (the min age to enroll), is currently training at the Blue Belt Junior level.

Our family loves the overall atmosphere of Harmony, Inclusion and Respect deeply engrained at Thousand Waves, and evident at every step of the way. Both Arihaan and Mrini have developed a great sense of discipline, respect and commitment, in addition to the physical skills being taught.

Martial arts are a wonderful way to encourage all of these for well-balanced, physical and EQ development of kids. And Thousand Waves is among the best places to train, from Shihan Sarah and Shihan Nancy to the front office staff.

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!