Meet Our Founder

Ian Rich is 14 years old. He is a young man that possess a heart characterized by compassion.

A part of the Jr. Leadership program where Ian trained, young martial artists were required to learn new words.  Operation Blanket was created through a discussion of the word 'compassion'.  He wanted know how children and their families kept warm at night if they didn't have homes.

Ian has always had a servant's heart.  However, it was through his training and the leadership program that introduced him to working, in a teaching capacity, with young children that developed his understanding and awareness of the needs of others.

In addition to karate, Ian trains in Capoeira, swims, and loves creating super-hero costumes.  He is the youngest of six.  He has five older sisters and enjoys being an uncle to his eight nieces and nephews.


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