No Weapon Needed is an organization that helps and cares for young people in need. We work with youth that are often surrounded by the tragedies of street violence, gangs and drugs. Our mission statement is to teach our youth of today morals such as respect, honor, kindness and discipline skills that can be used to progress in everyday life. Our concept using martial arts, street awareness skills and music provide a conflict resolution process that helps inner city youth protect themselves from the danger of the streets and also enhancing their lives both mentally and physically. The No Weapon Needed concept began in 1981 after Ken Richardson’s brother Brian was murdered because of gang and gun violence. Soon after, Ken dedicated his life to studying the gang life and creating a program that provides training to youth on the topic of gun (weapons)/gang awareness and intervention, but most important street awareness skills. Over the last 20 years Ken has been fortunate to have helped and mentored hundreds of troubled youth, and has built a very strong understanding of gangs and the gang culture. No Weapon Needed believes through strong leadership and positive relationships with our youth we will get them to start down the right path in life. We will always be dedicated to building safer communities free from any threat of gun (weapons) or gang violence. Most important I will always shout out loud to children and parents etc. There’s always an opportunity to make a difference in the world. Please take a moment to visit my website www.noweaponneeded.com Thank You in advance. Here at No Weapon Needed we will always be devoted to changing young lives.