‘Break a Board’ for firefighters Sept. 7 at fundraiser held by Encinitas Karate


A few months ago, this county was struck by a series of fires that did nearly $60 million worth of damage. Homes were lost and lives were changed. Thankfully, the fires were put out within roughly two weeks.

We, as a community, owe a big “Thank You” to our local heroes, the firefighters. Their fast response times and willingness to put their lives on the line defending our homes, our lives and community saved us from the possibility of more destruction.

Encinitas Karate has been given the opportunity to help give back. Encinitas Karate is proud to present “Fundraiser for Our Firefighters: Board Break-A-Thon.”

This event is an effort to raise funds (the goal is $10,000) for the Encinitas Firefighters Association. During the event Encinitas Karate will be holding a Board Break-a-thon, games and the possibility of a special visit by the Encinitas Fire Department and the Big Red Truck!

The local community is invited to participate in the Breakathon that will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, featuring games, a 50/50 raffle, prize raffle and board breaking.

For a $5 donation, kids from the community will be taught the proper technique on how to break a wooden board with a karate strike. Then, given a board, they’ll have the chance to break it.

Local businesses have promised their support with refreshments, snacks and raffle prizes that will be served at the event.

Aside from participating in the events, community members can support the fundraiser with a separate cash donation in person or on the Encinitas Karate website.

All proceeds will be donated to the Encinitas Firefighter Association, a tax-deductible 501c3 organization.

Encinitas Karate has been helping shape minds and bodies young and old for the past 15 years through the practice of martial arts. Its mission is to instill a sense of honor, self-discipline, respect, integrity and perseverance in all its students.

Encinitas Karate is at 1516 Encinitas Blvd. For information, visit or call 760-635-6399.