A Chat with Marietta Martial Arts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We use the kicking and punching in karate to have fun but more importantly, we use the fun to develop focus and to improve self-confidence. Instructors emphasize that students always do their best. Providing your best effort when trying something new is more important than having good technique.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
All classes are taught with age appropriate techniques. Generally, kids age four and older are very successful in developing the future black belt behavior (respect, focus, and self-discipline), which is taught in every class. Adult classes are taught separate from the kids, so parents can also train.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
All of our instructors enjoy training in martial arts but we all love to teach. That’s what we truly are: teachers. Yes, we teach martial arts to our students, but we primarily teach life skills. After 28 years of teaching, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a child develop into an adult.
What do you love most about your job?
The family environment that we have within the classes. Martial Arts is one of the few activates that kids and their parents enjoy training together. Personally, I have had the pleasure of training with my two kids for over six years. This is the only job that I’ve been able to take my kids to work.