From Our Editors
Former police officer Brian Johnson has been practicing martial arts for 31 years. That may be hard to believe, but it's obvious to anyone who's ever taken one of the classes at his Academy in Lacey. Johnson and his team teach students how to defend themselves in real-life situations, emphasizing self-discipline through classes in Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and Hulk smash. They even take on students as young as 3, teaching them basic techniques that build listening skills and coordination.