Due to the sensitive nature of many of our sponsorships and their family situations many are omitted from this page. This is meant to be a sampling of the type of work we do and not an exhaustive report.

Johnny

As is typical with those with Aspergers Syndrome, Johnny was having trouble socializing. His was constantly frustrated and felt he was being singled out or picked on. He often felt he was being attacked by other children when in most cases they only wanted to play. He had a hard time understanding the difference. His constant outbursts caused him to constantly be in trouble at school.

Through martial arts training Johnny was able to better understand others intent and was able to regulate his outbursts.

Aspergers
Rachel

Rachel came from a frightening background. As a young girl she endured a very unsafe violent environment.

When she was first sponsored she was very shy and suffered from extreme low self esteem. We saw her blossom as a young lady and developed a great deal of self confidence. She was completely transformed once she found out she could excel at her training.

Rachel's family eventually moved out of the area but we hope the confidence she has gained will stay with her for a lifetime.

At-Risk Youth
Douglas

Douglas and his sister Rebekah spent their early years in the foster child system. Their parents were incarcerated. When they eventually settled into a stable environment (the family eventually adopted them) they were sponsored by the Sheng Chi Foundation.

Douglas and Rebekah exhibited many tendencies brought on by abandonment and the stresses of instability. Eventually they were able to develop confidence in themselves. Through their training they developed a strong work ethic. Douglas was able to curb his former violent tendencies.

At-Risk Youth
Rebekah

Douglas and his sister Rebekah spent their early years in the foster child system. Their parents were incarcerated. When they eventually settled into a stable environment (the family eventually adopted them) they were sponsored by the Sheng Chi Foundation.

Rebekah learned a great deal of self control through her training. Her discipline which was developed through the program spilled over into her schoolwork and other activities.

At-Risk Youth
Richard

Richard and William were adopted by a caring father figure. Because William was learning disabled he was often picked on by other kids. His brother Richard would always defend him but this led to Richard getting into trouble in most cases.

Through their training Richard was able to learn to settle problems more efficiently and without the use of violence. The skills and confidence he has learned has served him well and he no longer gets into trouble for fighting.

At-Risk Youth
Genet

Genet was the first of our sponsored youth. Our success with her became the driving motivation behind the Sheng Chi Foundation.

Genet came from a background of poverty. Her family was homeless at times and relied on the charity of others and the state to survive.

Genet began hanging around at a very young age of 6. Being too young to participate at the time she would watch class and practice what she had seen in secret. When we finally invited her into class a year later she already knew the beginning levels and quickly passed up the other students in class.

At-Risk Youth
William

Richard and William were adopted by a caring father figure. Because William was learning disabled he was often picked on by other kids. William learned the self confidence needed to stay out of fights.

We believe the cross lateral motions and body awareness inherent in his training has also helped him deal with his learning disability.

Learning Disability