KICK Internationalstands for Kids In Competition Karate. It is a non profit, community based organization founded in 1994 to promote the positive benefits of the martial arts to youth. This is accomplished through a circuit of martial arts tournaments which promote a very positive theme, affiliated schools that promote a very positive approach to martial arts training and partnerships with local school systems to reward positive accomplishments.
KICK Internationalcurrently promotes a circuit of tournaments devoted exclusively to youths, ages 3 to 17. Young martial artists compete for points towards a possible Regional, State and National Championships. In 1997, KICK International held the first Junior National Martial Arts Championships that was open to all styles of young martial artists. This exciting event is to be held annually at Walt Disney World just outside Orlando, Florida.