Empower through purpose

Everyone has the power to do what they want.  Helping them find a way is our mission, passion, and pleasure.  Focusing on the connection with mind, body, spirit, and community provides the blueprint to personal development.

Support Programs

We support organizations and individuals in these primary areas.

Adapted Martial Arts

Martial arts and fitness methods that are integrated therapeutically to augment PT, OT, ST, and ABA therapies in a single recreational modality.

Coaching & Training

Job and life skills training is used to develop mental, physical, and social capabilities in a holistic environment and provides independence.

Mental Health

Mindfulness and self-awareness programs designed to address anxiety and PTSD issues that help individuals help themselves.

Community Service

Promoting volunteerism and selfless service to others helps people overcome self-centered behaviors and motivates them to spread compassion and care.

Individuals Served
Community Partners
- %
Operational Overhead
99. %
Success Rate

A Dedicated Team

The people who make it happen.


Michael Hanson

President & Co-Founder, US Army Retired, Adapted PE Coach

Michael has had a driving passion to help “the underdog” his entire life.  He has worked with people with disabilities, both in and outside the military, and understands the challenges of both physical and mental disabilities.  

Charles "Chuck" Cosnowski

Treasurer & Co-Founder, US Air Force Retired, Caretaker

Chuck has been involved with caring for special needs for over 20 years.  He understands the struggles that caretakers experience and offers knowledge and solutions to the community.

D Mikel Fraley

D. Mikel Fraley

Secretary, US Air Force Veteran, Registered Nurse

Danny (Mikel) Fraley has dedicated his life to community service.  Mikel served in the United States Air Force as both an enlisted airmen and a commissioned officer.  Mikel holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership where he has practiced in multiple care settings and currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for a physical rehabilitation facility.  Mikel’s research has also been published in the American Journal of Infection Control and Prevention and The Journal of Vascular Access.  Mikel has presented best practices at 4 national conferences and is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Circle of Excellence.  Mikel has over 20 years of experience working with and caring for individuals and families with special needs.

Jessica Fraley

Fundraising, Holistic Health Practitioner

Jessica has cared for special needs children and adults her entire life while growing up with a mother who was a caretaker.  Her father’s difficulties as a disabled veteran has guided her to find integrated solutions for those with disabilities.

Do you love helping others? Apply to volunteer!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Kaizen Edge Foundation.  By volunteering, you will share your passion and compassion with those who need it.

Our RISE Values





Why people choose us

Caring is Key!

Experienced Coaches and Volunteers

All volunteers and coaches are chosen because their attributes match our values. They then are given training and must pass certification.

Unique Mind/Body Approach

Our unique approach incorporates bringing the mind and body together to offer solutions for each individual.

With You - From Start to Finish

Support systems are key for everyone. We ensure each individual has continued support throughout their journey.

What Our Clients Say

Those that have been touched by our programs.

I had my autistic grandson join the Adapted Martial Arts program and I was so surprised by the absolutely wonderful and complete program they have! One-on-one coaching helps him stay focused and accomplish his goals.
Annie Franklin
My daughter now excels in school and in all her activities because of the Adapted Martial Arts program. It feels like one big family. No one has given her this much attention. She loves the classes and we love her improvement!
Brian Jackson
I told my husband who is a military veteran about your classes. He has both mental and physical disabilities and these programs are perfect for him. They are also great for our kids who help their dad on a regular schedule.
Tracy Stewart