In 2008, D. Rudy Macklin, Statewide Director of the Governor’s Games, and the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, asked the Unity Day Youth and Family Zone founder, to assume the responsibility as the Louisiana Karate Commissioner for the games and also to sponsor a karate tournament. Mr. Daniel accepted the responsibility of becoming the commissioner of karate, but opted not to hold a karate tournament. Instead, he staged a statewide invitation to Louisianan youth and families who did not have access or were unable to afford the character-developing template of traditional karate, to participate in Annual Unity Day Karate and Wellness Seminar. Moreover, he directed the Unity Day agenda to support the development of healthy motivated students and productive citizens by partnering with statewide and government and local agencies to match youth and family health, education, and wealth creation needs with resources.
In 2010, Shihan Daniel and his partner Dr. Effie Moten established Unity Day Youth and Family Zone Wellness and Karate tours to Louisiana schools and recreation centers--- year-round. Here are just a few of our pictures from 2010.
Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis in partnership with: Unity Day Youth and Family Zone; the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s; Office; the Baton Rouge City Constables Office; the YMCA of the Capital Area; Louisiana Governors’ Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation; Pastor Samuel R. Blakes & New Home Family Worship Center, Int'l Baton Rouge Location; David Paul Learning Centers; AMIKids Baton Rouge; Guy Brody Host of "The G Factor" TV Show On WGMB FOX 44 Sundays @ 7am also "The Guy Brody Morning Show" On WUBR 910 AM, 6-9 Mon-Fri, and others hosted, Fun, Family Values, and Fitness.
Toward A More Perfect Union: Crime Prevention In East Baton Rouge Parish
Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis & Sheriff Sid Gautreaux's Community Anti-Crime Team & AC Lewis YMCA
Crime Scene Investigation Summer Camp and Judge Trudy White
The Delmont Center Summer Camp
Louisiana Governors' Games--- Unity Day!
Southern A&M University Nursing School and the JAG Mobile
Port Allen Career Academy
Karate Pedagogy-The Art and Science of Teaching: Blueprint for Well Being Technology Transfer