Our Mission:  Guided by the needs of our students, clients, team members and families, we positively impact the community we serve by using multiple educational methods to teach life skills, martial arts, and over-all human development.

 Aim High has been serving the greater Portland/metro area since 2004. Our organization has been offering life-changing educational lessons to youth since 1998.

  • We use proven methods to teach to today’s youth with results showing better emotional management, grades in school, job development and over self-improvement.
  • We have sent students on exchange programs to broaden their cultural understanding.
  • We have sent black belt adults aboard to work against the sex-slave industry in Indonesia that steams from a Portland base. This works to help prevent young children trafficking both at home and aboard.
  • 1000s of 'at-home' projects of completed with partnership and community resource centers through the efforts of Aim High and the students representing Aim High.
  • Aim High works to create a enriched life for youth, youth empowerment and over-all community enrichment.

 Aim High changes the world through a modern martial arts method. Our biggest struggle is rebranding what martial arts means, in today’s world. We take what is taught in the dojo and apply it in the real world. 

We at Aim High have a wealth of press and media from over the years. This page will showcase some of our press releases, videos and just cool media stuff. For information on Aim High or to set up an interview please email dan@aimhighma.org.

This is a summary of a trip that Dan Sikkens, Executive Director, for Aim High Academy of Martial Arts, did for a partner nonprofit, Compassion First. Compassion First takes girls who've been traffic'ed and provides a means to a new life.


Aim High Student Taylor Williams, Teams With The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation To Build A Water Well In Haiti


10-year-old finds a passion in mixed martial arts Article from Navajo Times - Local student Taylor Berglund  

10-year-old finds a passion in mixed martial arts
Article from Navajo Times - Local student Taylor Berglund

 

Notable Donors:

Biamp Systems - Beaverton, Fast Defense Grant
Intel Corporation - Hillsboro, Tuition Aid Grant
Salesforce - Hillsboro, Employee Matching
Flir Systems - Wilsonville, Employ Matching
Hisenberg Foundation - Vancouver, Tuition Aid Grant
 

Notable Charitable Partners:

Compassion First
Edwards Center
Homeplate For Youth
Bridge Meadows
Language Craft
 

WHAT WE DO
 EDUCATIONAL FLYER ON THE AREAS AIM HIGH FOCUSES

Top 100 Non-Profits To Work For In Oregon
2011, 2012 and 2nd in mid-sized in 2013!

Check out the list here

 

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This is a CUT video from the full video which can be found here ; http://www.oregonbusiness.com/articles/112-march-2012/6828-100-best-companies-to-work-for-in-oregon-2012-video Aim High Academy of Martial Arts was honored on March 1st 2012 as the number 4 company out of 100 companies that qualified as the the BEST company to work for on multiple sections.




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Executive Director, Daniel Sikkens, gives interview for local radio, Kuik 1360am, on the launch of The Aim High Foundation. Listen to the interview by clicking here.


For the past 2 1/2 years, our children have grown to love the insanely talented crew at Aim High!! Our 8, almost 6 and almost 3 year old children have excelled in ways I never knew they could. By far, the impressive work by Teacher Randall in corralling kids as young as 2 to be focused and to have fun is beyond compare. He is incredibly dedicated in having all kids achieve their goals and is also very compassionate when dealing with the more sensitive kids; of which I have two :)Thank you doesn’t even being to describe my immense appreciation for all that these hard working teachers do in helping to shape these young adolescents. Being a teacher myself, I know that you can only help others to do their best when you love what you teach. And the crew at this amazing non-profit do just that. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!
— Sonya Prislac
My 5-year old son started at Aim High April 2014 and has never looked back. He has made tremendous strides in self-discipline, respect, and selfless acts of kindness. My son has been an inspiration to me so much that I have been attending Aim High since May of 2014. For myself it has been a source of conditioning myself physically, mentally, and spiritually with good character. The bond between my son and I is incredibly strong and we motivate each other to be at our best in and out of class.Thank you very much to the entire Aim High Martial Arts team! I especially want to send a very special thank you to Teacher Randal for being an exceptional teacher to both my son and myself. Aim High is very blessed to have you there.Jump spinning AIM HIGH!!!!
— Steven Steinberg