A Chat with Bushin Martial Arts Academy / Gracie Jiu-jitsu Richmond
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
One of the few Gracie Jujitsu–certified training centers located in Virginia, we offer self-defense, jujitsu and Shorin-Ken Karatedo classes for ages 5 and up. Visit our website for additional details.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come in with an open mind. No previous experience is required. Instruction is given step-by-step in a family-friendly, encouraging environment that helps you maximize your progress.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Having trained most of my life, sharing the beauty of the martial arts and contributing to a safer, more confident community motivated me to open this school. It’s not a hobby for me, but a lifestyle that pursues excellence and discipline.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to watch the development of the students as they grow in confidence and skill, modeling encouragement and kindness as they interact with their peers, capable of handling situations as they arise.