vasilios kouis
vasilios kouis'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.

$1,325 towards $1,000

Hi friends: Please take some time and read through this request. As you know, I never solicit for donations. I have been attending Thousand Waves for over a decade. I am self-supporting and pay my own tuition. Thousand waves is a non for profit organization; yes, you can use this donation as a tax deduction. The proceeds from this fund raiser supports activities outside of the dojo. Please read below. It is not the amount you donate that is important. What is important is that you reach into your pockets and donate whatever amount you can. I know when I help out, I feel better about myself. Thank you.


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 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 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!