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About Dan Moriarty

Dan Moriarty

Dan Moriarty is the principle and founder of Moving with Character™ LLC and the creator of the Moving with Character™ products tools and resources including the Stick with Character™ E-book, all school products and services.

Dan has 10 years of direct teaching experience in the public school system as an elementary and middle school Physical Education teacher in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. He has been a Physical Education Director as well and was part of the “On Building Leadership Team” at Southwest Middle School.

He created a premier model physical education program for the district, was a Mentor (student teacher) from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and designed and implemented a martial arts/self defense school curriculum. He presented his curriculum at the MAPHERD (Missouri Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) conference and the CEC (Character Education Conference, hosted by CHARACTERplus, a project of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, Inc.) and elsewhere. He has additionally been a lecturer on “the inner athlete” to high school athletes.

With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Dan has achieved the rank of 7th degree black belt professor level. Arising from his martial arts and teaching expertise, are his products and services which share powerful and unique proprietary concepts and philosophies, based in ideal martial arts principles, to help educators and parents create a Dojo atmosphere in the classroom and at home for the purposes of developing and increasing character, focus, attention, respect, responsibility, self-control, and more.

Since the year 2000, Dan has taught his personal character development program Stick with Character™ to public and private schools around the St. Louis region. Through the Stick with Character™ programs which Dan has developed, and now over 30,000 students and teachers trained, he is able to help schools create a climate where students, teachers, and parents are empowered to do their best work and reach their full potential. These include rural, inner city, as well as private schools.

Our Mission

Our mission is to reach millions of children and adults across the globe with our character education programs that are physically and mentally interactive, combining the principals of Martial Arts with character development and engaging the mind-body connection through movement to increase student achievement, focus, self-esteem and self-control.


Contact Dan today to learn more about his work and purchase products or services.
(Cell) 314 280-9850
(Office) 636 861-9978
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