We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides underprivileged youth in LA with the tools necessary to develop their human potential through martial arts. 



We believe that martial arts help children develop life skills in 8 major capacities:


I find that it is rare to see people pouring their heart into something. This is such a great project for such an amazing cause. If you only support one project, let it be this one - let’s support our kids; let’s support our future!
— Marcus Kowal: Systems Training Center Owner, 2nd Degree Krav Maga Blackbelt, Pro MMA Fighter
Christos Giagos
I think the Mana Kids Foundation is an awesome program to help kids follow their dreams. Growing up, I felt the pains of not being able to afford new equipment; I was forced to use the nasty, shared gear. I wish I had something like this when I was younger, a foundation that sponsors kids helping them do what they love while keeping them off the streets.
— Christos Giagos: UFC Fighter, RFA and Tachi Palace Champion
Dmitry Gerasimov
Throughout my life martial arts has been a source of discipline, focus, and self-reflection. The Mana Kids Foundation is providing the same opportunities for personal development to the children that need it most. There are few causes more noble.
— Dmitry Gerasimov: RFA Veteran, Pro MMA Fighter, Instructor


Nostalgia Night was a huge success. Thank you to all those who came out to support. Pictures coming soon!

Open Mat BJJ
  • Free Double feature: Three Ninjas (kids) and Bloodsport (adults only)
  • Free kids seminar taught by professional MMA athletes
  • Free gifts, goodie bags, and food: POPCORN MACHINE AND PIZZA
  • Free Open Mat Roll-a-thon (5 min rounds, 1.5 hours, open to anyone, Bob Marley on the radio)
  • $10 suggested donation for adults


The Boiling Crab contributed a massive donation to our fund in June. We are forever grateful for the TBC family's support. 

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We want to send a special thank you to all those who purchased the Khabib Knows Tee. So far, over $1,500 has been raised for the MKF.

At least 5% of all Mana Sport purchases is donated to our fund. Show your support of the combat sports community through the MKF and Mana Sport.

Systems Training Center is our second home. STC has played host to our events, photoshoots, and interviews. Thank you Marcus Kowal and the STC Family.

The Mana Kids Foundation creates a unique way of donating to the youth in need, the real fighters of this generation and the next. Kids are massive bundles of potential, and we have the ability to positively affect their lives through combat sports. If we can change the life of just one child, all of this is worth it.
— Vince Cachero, MKF President