CIRCLE OF DISCIPLINE MEANING
Our logo represents 360° of physical, mental and spiritual balance.
The first step towards this balance is being physically fit (regular
exercise, healthy diet, positive sleeping habits, alcohol, drug
and tobacco free, etc). When a person feels good physically they
mentally begin to feel good (the thinking process is clearer and
more focused). When those two components are in line with one another
then a person begins to spiritually feel healthier (emotionally
stable positive self-esteem, confidence, etc).
CIRCLE OF DISCIPLINE HISTORY
Circle of Discipline, Inc. founded in 1993 by Mr. Sankara Frazier.
Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Sankara witnessed the deterioration
of Minneapolis communities and families and began volunteering as
an amateur boxing coach in metro area gyms in an effort to give
back to the community. Realizing that coaching was simply not enough
to truly help the young adults living in poverty-stricken communities
plagued with violence, crime, substance abuse, prostitution, and
much, much more, he formed the Circle Of Discipline.
1993 Circle of Discipline established at 37th Street and Chicago Avenue South in a 900 sq. ft. storefront building in Minneapolis.
1995 Circle of Discipline moved to a new home in the Powderhorn community, 1201 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407.
2000 Circle of Discipline hosted it’s first Award Banquet recognizing the accomplishments and achievement of youth, young adults and volunteers.
2003 Circle of Discipline receives a new floor and a neon sign to hang over the main entrance thanks to Michael W. Conlan and Gramercy Corporation.
2004 Josh Hartnett became an Honorary Circle of Discipline Board member.
2005 Circle of Discipline is awarded a multi-year grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
2006 Sankara Frazier awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Local Legend” award for his outstanding work in the community.
2007 Circle of Discipline brings home two Amateur Boxing National Champions: Jamal James and Jonathon Perez 2007 National PAL Champions and Jamal James 2007 World Ringside Champion. Sankara chosen by USA Boxing as the Assistant Coach for the 2007 USA Cadet Amateur Boxing team competing in Baku, Azerbaijan.
2008 Circle of Discipline brings home more National Champions. Javontae Starks wins the Gold Medal in the USA “Future Stars” National Tournament at the Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs, CO. Javontae Starks represents the United States in an Amateur Boxing Duel against Puerto Rico and brings home another Gold Medal.
2009 Robert Brant won the USA National Boxing tournament and became ranked number one in the nation. He competed in the USA vs. Italy Dual in Assisi, Italy and also boxed in the AIBA World Championship in Milan, Italy.
2010 Circle of Discipline partners with Brooklyn Park Police "Punches with a Purpose" program to serve youth and young adults in the Brooklyn Park area.