Circle of Discipline, Inc. founded in 1993 by Mr. Sankara Frazier.

Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Sankara witnessed the deterioration of Minneapolis communities and families and began volunteering as an amateur boxing coach in metro area gyms in an effort to give back to the community. Realizing that coaching was simply not enough to truly help the young adults living in poverty-stricken communities plagued with violence, crime, substance abuse, prostitution, and much, much more, he formed the Circle Of Discipline.



Circle of Discipline established at 37th Street and Chicago Avenue South in a 900 sq. ft. storefront building in Minneapolis.


Circle of Discipline moved to a new home in the Powderhorn community, 1201 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407.



Circle of Discipline hosted it's first Award Banquet recognizing the accomplishments and achievement of youth, young adults and volunteers.


Josh Hartnett became an Honorary Circle of Discipline Board member.


Circle of Discipline is awarded a multi-year grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.


Sankara Frazier awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. "Local Legend" award for his outstanding work in the community.


Circle of Discipline brings home two Amateur Boxing National Champions: Jamal James and Jonathon Perez 2007 National PAL Champions and Jamal James 2007 World Ringside Champion. Sankara chosen by USA Boxing as the Assistant Coach for the 2007 USA Cadet Amateur Boxing team competing in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Circle of Discipline brings home more National Champions. Javontae Starks wins the Gold Medal in the USA "Future Stars" National Tournament at the Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs, CO. Javontae Starks represents the United States in an Amateur Boxing Duel against Puerto Rico and brings home another Gold Medal.


Robert Brant won the USA National Boxing tournament and became ranked number one in the nation. He competed in the USA vs. Italy Dual in Assisi, Italy and also boxed in the AIBA World Championship in Milan, Italy.


2010 - Current

Circle of Discipline partners with Brooklyn Park Police "Punches with a Purpose" program to serve youth and young adults in the Brooklyn Park area.