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 by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
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
Hwang's Martial Arts
Ceremony and ritual are important aspects of martial arts—so much so that people can forget the very real, very practical applications of self-defense training. The instructors at Hwang's Martial Arts prepare students so that they will be ready if they need to defend themselves, whether standing up or on the ground. Instructors stage realistic self-defense scenarios in tae kwon do and jujitsu classes that instill confidence and self-discipline with each grappling or countering move. Separate classes are also offered in krav maga, the hand-to-hand combat system used by the Israeli Defense Forces. These classes emphasize effective self-defense moves and demonstrate how to take down an attacker in the shortest time possible.