A Chat with Asahikan Dojo
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Asahikan Dojo is a community of instructors and students that are genuinely committed to the mental and physical development of their fellow students. Giving back to the community is also a priority, through food/clothing drives, disaster relief fundraisers, and public safety/self defense training.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Every instructor and student was a new student at one point in time, and it's normal to experience some degree of nervousness or fear about starting something new. As a community, we all learn from each other, gaining insight from the range of experience levels present in each class.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Asahikan Dojo was started as a way to offer a unique and challenging cultural experience to our community through the practice of the Japanese art of Aikido. Aikido creates the opportunity for individuals to explore and discover alternate ways to become a positive role model and community leader.
What do you love most about your job?
Aikido provides both the teacher and student a rare and personal interactive experience that strengthens the mind, body, and spirit connection through physical practice.