Our Kidpower Chicago Center, also known as Kidpower Great Lakes, was established in 1991 by Martial Artist Joe Connelly and Martial Artist and Massage Therapist Anne Mason to serve the greater Chicago area, offering self-protection and People Safety skills training to people of all ages and abilities through private and public workshops, corporate-sponsored events, organizations, and schools. Joe also serves the international organization as a Senior Program Leader.
Kidpower Chicago is currently working on Bullying awareness and prevention programs that can be done for large groups in a presentation format while remaining interactive and hands-on. We provide community workshops as well as programs designed for specific organizations and their populations. Kidpower concepts and skills are part of the children’s martial art curriculum at Connelly’s Academy.
Safety is for everyone! The Kidpower materials can be tailored for special-needs populations and people facing difficult life challenges that place them at increased risk for violence or abuse. Kidpower Chicago has provided quality, long-term programming to local therapeutic colleges, high schools and hospitals.