About Fitness And Character Education

About FACE4Kids®

FACE is a class/session consisting of juggling (coordination of hands and eyes), jumping rope (timing of feet and body with cardio), martial arts (focus on proper technique, balance and discipline of movements), and fitness games (animal games for strength and conditioning). Also, the children speak on a different word each week in terms of public speaking. The emphasis is fitness and coordination, yet also uses the subliminal concept of building self-esteem and confidence for children through performing and speaking in front of others too.  

 Fitness and Character Education (FACE) motivates elementary school children to build fitness, self esteem and character before it’s too late.

  • martial arts
  • jumping rope
  • juggling
  • fitness & agility training
  • public speaking
The following are sample topics that are covered during a session:
  • How to apply Personal Development and positive attitude within youth’s day-to-day schedule
  • Public Speaking on a word per class (Friends, Respect, Responsibility, Leader, etc)
  • Martial Arts’ principles of balance and focus, juggling for hand/eye coordination, jumping rope for timing and cardio, agility for strength and power
  • How to build Discipline, Fitness and Self-Esteem by having FUN each week

Fitness training is essential...
Character Building is Priceless!

After School Enrichment or Extended care programs ideal for elementary schools, after school for kids.

At-Risk Youth or individuals selected from School administrators ideal for building self-esteem and turning trouble makers into Leaders!

Weekly on-going Classes ideal for improvement in both physical and mental aspects of child(ren).

Seminars and Workshops are ideal for keynote and presentation to large groups.  


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Martial Arts Training

Concentration, Focus, Balance, Coordination and more!

Kirk Farber, Executive Director of Fitness and Character Education

The founder, Kirk Farber, began this path while he was working with incarcerated 14-17 year olds with an intervention program for juveniles in the Duval County jail, and saw how they had to accept the consequences of their actions.  He wanted to make a difference – yet catch them earlier rather than later.  To share character values with a focus on respect & leadership while teaching cool techniques and movements to our ‘next generation’ - The seed was planted! He saw a common pattern with the kids and realized that most of the kids lacked a father figure or mentor.  Seeing how this need was also growing with children not incarcerated, Kirk developed a program for elementary children to focus on positively influencing them on a larger scale.

They did not think of the consequences,
yet were old enough to suffer the consequences.

 In 2003 Kirk developed FACE (Fitness And Character Education) for elementary children. He took the best of his martial arts, jumping rope and juggling training and added the public speaking and character education portion as the cornerstones of the program while focusing on a “preventive maintenance” philosophy – earlier than later! Kirk’s 30+ years in motivational speaking and martial arts made him the ideal person to create this cutting edge youth-leadership program.

The first year of FACE was focused primarily on after-school sessions.  But after the first year, FACE realized that the children that needed the program the most were often unable to pay for the sessions.  In 2010, FACE Inc became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to gain additional funding (grants, donations and sponsors) for the program. Kirk was appointed Executive Director by the Board of Directors, and truly has a passion and history of FACE


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