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.

1990s

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.

2000s

2000

Circle of Discipline hosted it's first Award Banquet recognizing the accomplishments and achievement of youth, young adults and volunteers.

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.

2010s

2010 - Current

Circle of Discipline partners with Brooklyn Park Police "Punches with a Purpose" program to serve youth and young adults in the Brooklyn Park area.