Who we are

Get To Know Us

Our mission is to ease the pain and trauma of children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Who we are

The Heroes Circle is a global healing and wellness initiative inspired by the children of Kids Kicking Cancer.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers evidence-based martial arts therapy to kids. Our focus is on pain and stress management for pediatric patients, as well as creating resilience and support for otherwise healthy children.

Our work

Learning To Overcome

Backed by research, our non-contact martial arts therapeutic program gives kids the tools to self-regulate when they encounter stress or are experiencing a pain crisis. The program teaches meditative breathing, mindfulness and movement, engaging children’s imaginations while teaching them how to work through overwhelming emotions like pain, fear and anger. ​


Why one-million kids?

Heroes Circle therapy is safer and more cost effective than just relying on pharmaceuticals. Our work improves compliance, which allows children to be a part of their healing. When we empower children, we lower their stress levels and the impact of childhood trauma.

The Heroes Circle involves the entire family, strengthening children, as well as adults. Our ability to reach more children becomes exponential as we continue to train clinicians in the United States and around the globe.

Join our mission to improve the lives of children globally.

At the Heroes Circle, our work focuses around three strategic areas:​

Pediatric Healing Program

Teaching pediatric patients to use martial arts-based techniques to manage their response to pain and stress.


Empowering children with the tools to build resilience and overcome toxic stress that can impact learning, behavior and long-term health.

Adult Healing Program

Inspiring healing and well-being in adults​, who thank the children for their instruction and inspiration.

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Our evidence-based techniques for dealing with pain and stress are delivered in person and virtually throughout hospitals, medical facilities, outpatient centers, homes and schools across the United States and globally.​

Our Core Values

and Healing

We believe that martial arts can be effectively used as a therapy to lower the pain and trauma of children everywhere.

Innovation and Scalability

We believe our unique evidence-based tools can significantly help both children and adults effectively defeat stress, fear and anger.

Martial Arts

We believe that the Heroes Circle can create a culture of Power Peace Purpose across the globe.

Child Inspired Change

We believe that the center of the Heroes Circle, our children, who inspire and teach can change the planet when given a purpose.


We believe in creating a supportive Heroes Circle community for our young patients and their families, from initial diagnosis through the challenge of survivorship.

Our impact

Together, We Are Changing Lives

This snapshot is a chance to celebrate everything that we accomplished together in 2022, thanks to donors like you!

The total number of instances that children in our Heroes Circle Pediatric Healing and School Programs participated in a class or session.
Martial Arts Therapists worked with our Heroes Circle community worldwide.
Breath Brakes taken by our Heroes Circle community.


The Heroes Circle serves kids in thirty-two states; within ten countries; and spread across five continents.


Help more children find

Power. Peace. Purpose.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, we are committed to empowering one million children to reduce their pain and stress with the help of our evidence-based martial arts therapy.