Camille Licklider
Camille Licklider'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.

$75 towards $400

James and I are the proud parents of Jonas and Colin Licklider, and this is their fundraising campaign. Jonas has been a student at Thousand Waves for over four years and Colin recently chose to begin training here as well. We cannot say enough about the amazing instructors at this dojo. We are moved on a regular basis by the growth that we witness in not only our own children - but all of the children who train here.

We asked Jonas and Colin to share a couple of statements about why they love training at Thousand Waves.

Jonas says that when he trains, he releases his anger and stress from the day. He appreciates learning to protect himself, and he truly embraces the practice of meditation that occurs at every class. Colin appreciates learning to defend himself in a way that does not seem violent. His balance and coordination has improved significantly in just a few short weeks.

Some other information you might find of interest:

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.

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!