Building character builds leaders.


Ko Martial Arts is committed to supporting schools in our community to build character the black belt way. Through our Character Challenge, we partner with schools throughout Johnson County to foster a culture of inclusion and respect. Not only do students find motivation for social and emotional learning, but we also provide resources to our partner schools to continue their excellence in education.


Students are guided through a character development curriculum with weekly challenges and the progress is tracked by students being awarded higher and higher belts, ultimately progressing to their Character Black Belt. The challenges reinforce positive values including honesty, responsibility, and compassion. As they progress they earn new belts and unlock advanced challenges leading up to their Character Black Belt!

  • White Belt: Courage Challenge
  • Yellow Belt: Compassion Challenge
  • Orange Belt: Responsibility Challenge
  • Green: Self-discipline Challenge
  • Purple: Respect Challenge
  • Blue: Perseverance Challenge
  • Brown: Honesty Challenge
  • Red: Inclusion Challenge
  • Black Tip: Selflessness Challenge
  • Recommended Black: Humility Challenge
  • Black Belt: Community Challenge

Once all the students in the class graduate to Character Black Belts, KOMA hosts a Taekwondo classroom take-over so the students can learn to be action heroes for the day.


KOMA is proud to partner with schools throughout Johnson County to support social and emotional learning. To celebrate schools that are working to reinforce positive character, KOMA will provide a micro-grant for school improvements.

For more information or to enroll as a partner school please fill out the form below or contact Justin Raymundo at or 913.851.2400.

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