The Mikki Bort Martial Arts Foundation
The Mikki Bort Martial Arts Foundation is a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation with IRS 501(c)3 charitable organization status.
Our mission is to provide an educational and charitable environment where children and teens can come to be supported by a second family which teaches anti-bullying, confidence, self-esteem, and leadership. Our school shares traditional values and guides students through life concepts utilizing training in traditionally taught Martial Arts of Goshin Jutsu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Tai Chi along with structured lecture curriculum and formal youth mentorship programs.
Master Mikki Bort has been a lifelong Martial Artist. After losing her parents at the age of 11, Mikki's grandmother sent her to a local dojo (martial arts school) in the hopes that she would find diversion from the tragedy. She found that diversion and more; leadership, family, and a life goal of sharing that experience with others.
Mikki continued her path through the Arts and soon achieved great respect within the community from other martial artists and other community members. Master Bort began the next leg of her journey of giving back to the community through the martial arts in 1990, when she accepted her first student at Champion Martial Arts.
Master Bort and her students give back to the local community through annual participation in the Albion Area Fair, conducting anti-bullying campaigns at local schools, and through many other activities.
The Foundation is governed by the school Master with fiduciary and program oversight by a Board of Directors with a mission to ensure that the valuable experiences of martial arts is not kept from those without the money to pay for them.
Strategy and daily operations are managed through monthly Board meetings and semi-monthly reporting on program fundraising and distributions. Fundraising events and other program funding occurs through our donors, volunteers, and sponsors.