Karate Studio Holds Fundraiser for Special Kids

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Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate held a charity tournament on Saturday, October 27 in Murfreesboro, with all proceeds benefitting local nonprofit Special Kids.

The tournament opened to all students ages 3-14 practicing at the Bushido School of Karate and raised over $3,000 for children with special needs in the community. Eighty-one students participated in the tournament, and over 200 spectators came out in support of the cause.

“What I like most about working with Special Kids is I can see the direct impact Special Kids has on children in the community,” said Bill Taylor, owner of the Bushido School of Karate. “I see children at my church and around Murfreesboro daily who benefit from Special Kids. Chris Truelove and the rest of the Special Kids staff are doing such amazing work.”


Since 2011, Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate, in combination with fundraising events, has invested over $10,000 in Special Kids, and Bill Taylor has donated time to teach self-defense skills to children enrolled in Camp Ability, the Special Kids summer day camp. The Bushido School of Karate is a gold sponsor in the upcoming 2nd Annual Special Kids Race to be held on March 23, 2013.

Impact Special Kids helps individuals and groups in the community to organize events such as the karate tournament to raise money for children with special needs receiving rehabilitation and nursing services at Special Kids. To learn more about fundraising, visit www.impactspecialkids.org.


Special Kids is a Christian nonprofit organization located in Murfreesboro, TN, providing therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs. Since 1998, Special Kids has served over 2,300 families from 11 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.

The Bushido School of Karate was founded in Murfreesboro, TN in 1973. It is Murfreesboro’s oldest and largest private martial arts facility with over 700 students between two locations. They help adults adopt simple, effective self-defense techniques while incorporating exercise into daily routines, and they teach children focus, self-control, and listening skills alongside self-defense and exercise. Since the beginning, The Bushido School of Karate has supported a number of organizations, including The United Way, Success by Six, The American Heart Association, The Red Cross, Special Kids, and numerous others.

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