A Chat with Gioes School of Combat Arts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Only Brazilian-jujitsu, muay-thai, and mixed-martial-arts school in the Niceville-Valparaiso area with Black Belt Michael Gioe. Children and women welcome. Call for questions.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Children start at age 4 for Mommy and Me once a week.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Michael Gioe is a martial-arts expert and very passionate about the sport. He founded SOCA in 2011 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He has been training martial arts since he was 5 and holds multiple belts. He received his black belt in Brazilian jujitsu in 2012 from Rogerio Tatu Taborda.
What do you love most about your job?
Fun and friendly environment. We keep it light, and we incorporate games for the children. We have husband-and-wife training together; it's very family oriented.