From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a self defense system that has been developing and improving self defense strategies for over 40 years. Our foundation is in the striking art of Karate, but extends into Aikido, Judo, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
We provide the training, mats, showers, and fun. All you need to bring to start is a good attitude, a willingness to work and learn, and some form of athletic clothing. A Gi (uniform) will be needed at some point, but is not necessary when you start.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Quynh and I took over the system after the retirement of one instructor (Wayne Guidry) and the passing of our founder (Jack Hebert). Our goal is to pass on their knowledge and skills to others in order help people have the necessary skills to protect themselves and their families.
What do you love most about your job?
The two best things about this job are 1. Watching former victims of violence become confident and secure again. 2. When a student finally figures out how a technique works. Seeing their confidence grow through their own successes is an amazing thing.