After-school care with life skill, martial arts training kicking off

WANTING to offer more children the benefit of affordable martial arts training, KICKS has joined forces with Auburn PCYC to open an OSHC (outside school hours care) for those attending primary schools in Auburn, Lidcombe, Berala and Regents Park.

With a different activity on offer every afternoon after a snack and homework, participants will enjoy gymnastics, soccer, basketball and fitness along with martial arts plus a ‘kidspreneur’ program teaching life skills including money handling.
Established in 2013, KICKS business founder and operator David Giovenco, a Lidcombe local, is a 5th Degree Black Belt and the Head Australian Representative for Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0.
“When I opened KICKS, I wanted to provide a safe place for my daughter Kiana to be after school and to have a group of like-minded people around that she could grow up with in a caring environment,” he said.
“I thought how cool would it be to have a business where I can spend every afternoon with her. That’s how KICKS was born.
“Parents love the free school pick-up and homework assistance, but the biggest benefit is the martial arts program which develops healthy habits at a young age to ensure kids have the tools to succeed in life.”
Children who train in martial arts have a higher success rate in school, according to David.
“It’s because they learn discipline, focus, goal setting and drive,” he said.
“Martial arts instills these incredible traits in your child, every time they come.”
Parents should get in touch by emailing: and receive info about an ‘open day’ planned for mid-January.