Changing Lives One Kick At A Time

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors!


Welcome to Special Kicks at Pooler Karate—the original program that launched Special Kicks!

This program was designed to make the art of karate accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability, or physical limitations. We believe that martial arts should be inclusive and provide a safe and supportive environment for all participants with all abilities.

Our program is led by experienced black-belt instructors who are dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of karate while also adapting the techniques to meet the needs of each individual. Whether you are a beginner or have previous martial arts experience, our program will challenge and empower you to unlock your full potential no matter your ability. Here at Special Kicks, we don’t focus on a student’s disability—instead, we reveal the abilities within.

Our Mission

With unrelenting determination, we seek to change lives through the power of Martial Arts, inspire lifelong change, build strength, and advocate for those with different abilities regardless of physical, mental, or financial challenges. 

Our Vision

To reach as many individuals as possible with different abilities, through training, expansion, and facilitation of SK programs into facilities around the country, impacting local communities. We will grow resource centers to engage families, develop individual and professional skills, and advocate for individuals of different abilities with job placement.

Our Impact

Increasing Confidence & Social Skills

“Special Kicks has been the most impactful program our family has ever been a part of. The growth my daughter has gained in every aspect will carry her through life. The program is fun, energetic, and reinforces the values that my wife and I try to instill in our children.”


Increasing Perseverance, Integrity, Respect & Self-Control

“I’ve seen a decrease in my child’s giving up when something gets hard; now, instead, he will keep trying. He is learning perseverance from Special Kicks.”


Increasing Strength, Balance & Mobility

“We no longer need to attend extra therapy sessions. Our son has gained incredible strength and balance. He’s more confident and willing to try anything you ask him to do. He is usually excited to come to class and train.”


Decreasing Anxiety, Depression, Feelings of Isolation & Emotional Outbreaks

“As a parent, there is no greater joy than to see your children surpass all expectations and do so with a smile. This program is life changing, not just for the student but the family and the community.”


Provide a helping hand

We can’t make it alone. We need your help. Your small help can bring a big change.


Home Modifications


Summer Camps

We need your help

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