The Bruce Lee’s Little Dragons program provides life confidence skills, and martial arts training, to at-risk and underprivileged youth in California, empowering them to be the best version of themselves possible.

Bruce Lee was born in the Year of the Dragon, more specifically in the Hour of the Dragon and quickly became known as the “Little Dragon” growing up. From a young age, Bruce Lee found himself in situations many of today’s youth can relate to: bullying, street fighting, searching for ways to boost self-confidence and self-awareness to prepare for life in the real world. Enter, martial arts. At 13, Bruce acted on his sincere desire to start training in martial arts. The rest...is history. Bruce Lee is widely considered the most recognized martial artist of the 21st century.
Studying martial arts is proven to help kids increase self-confidence, self-discipline, self-esteem, focus, social skills, and connect mind and body. But access to lessons has become increasingly difficult for kids in low-income situations with the desire to learn, who simply cannot afford to take part. What’s even more troubling is that one out of every four students report being bullied during the school year*. That’s 22% of all school kids who have an increased risk of developing low self-esteem, depression, reduced self-confidence and trouble adjusting both in school and in social environments.  
We identify kids who express a strong desire to start or continue their martial arts journey, but are in situations without the means to pay for lessons, and award them financial scholarships to attend lessons at pre-screened local martial arts schools within their community.  Scholarships are awarded for a initial period of 6 weeks. After that time, further scholarships are awarded for students based on their dedication, lesson attendance and willingness to continue their training. As part of the program, students also learn about Bruce Lee and how his message can be applied to their own lives. To further encourage participation we organize and host one-off events to teach kids that confidence is the best defense against bullies.

The Little Dragons program is in it's early stages and we are currently working with a small and passionate group of Martial Arts schools within the Los Angeles and Daly City, CA area, as well as hosting one-off events on the West Coast.

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