Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Englewood Krav Maga Federation
Devised in Israel by a man named Imi Hichtenfield, Krav Maga—meaning "contact combat" in Hebrew—teaches its practitioners how to defend themselves by any means necessary, no matter the size or strength of a potential attacker. From the age of 7, instructor Rhon Mizrachi studied under several experts of Krav Maga, including Hichtenfield himself—a first-hand education that feeds his dedication to teaching the technique in its original form. At Englewood Krav Maga Federation, instructor Juan Berrios, studying under Rhon Mizrachi, helps students gain strength, flexibility, and confidence as they learn to identify weak points on an attacker's body, act responsibly, and fight back using nearby weapons or the human body's natural weapon—its capacity for words.