A Chat with Folsom Karate Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Academy is owner operated. We offer family-friendly, no frills, science-based martial arts. We do not require financial commitments and 99% of classes are taught by the master instructor and owner, who is an active child safety instructor and father of three.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Usually kids above 4 years old can participate. The primary factor is if they can get something out of their classes. We teach martial arts, so it is important that the child is ready to learn. Small children under four are usually not ready for a structured atmosphere.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Mr. Hamlin has been a martial artist since the age of 8. It’s been his life for nearly 30 years. He started the business because it’s been his life’s passion to teach and interact with children and adults seeking self-improvement. His passion is unrivaled and is reflected in his students.
What do you love most about your job?
Master Adam Hamlin: “I get to spend all day barefoot and in my pajamas, teaching kids how to defend themselves and turn into stronger, more confident human beings, and watching them grow. What’s not to love? I dont really know any different. It defines me.”