Preserve Historical Karate School

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Sandra Soliz  HOUSTON, TX
Donate today and help preserve Houston's oldes Karate school!

The American Black Belt Academy was founded  in 1972. Over the years, students ranging in ages from 4 to 75 have learned discipline, self-control, respect, honor, and growth of character through their martial arts instruction. In children, the program instills confidence and provides life skills that will help them deal with peer pressures and other challenges. American Black Belt Academy alumni have become professional fighters, medical and science professionals, oil/gas moguls, notable engineers, education leaders, and law enforcement officials. Just like any other business, the school has experienced periods of growth and contraction over the years and now finds itself struggling to continue.

At 73 and despite health conditions, Grand Master (10th Degree Black Belt) Larry Ritchie continues to teach and run American Black Belt Academy. A handful of his black belts volunteer their time to help run the school and teach classes. He is currently contributing his own money to keep the school going.

GM Ritchie has been a full-time martial arts/self-defense instructor since 1968. He has dedicated his life to bestowing martial arts to future generations. He was inducted into the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the prestigious Masters Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Thank you so much for your support and financial assistance as we fight to keep our school going and continue to pass down the legacy and teachings of martial arts in our community….for current and future students. Funds will be allocated toward operating expenses as well as a marketing budget.

For more information, visit us at
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Address: 4978 Hwy 6 North Suite A Houston, Texas 77084
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Campaign created 1 month ago
Created March 20, 2017
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