From the merchant: Focus, confidence, fitness, fun! One month of classes plus free uniform, for kids and adults.
About This Deal
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
About A Chat with Parker's Martial Arts Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer classes in multiple martial arts - traditional Chinese (open hand and weapons), Hyper acrobatics, combat MMA, T'ai Chi Chuan, and Kali/Arnis/Escrima - and kickboxing-based fitness classes for those who wish to concentrate on getting in shape, all in the area's biggest martial arts facility.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Grandmaster James Parker, 10th-degree Black Belt, inductee into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and former Navy SEAL, has been teaching martial arts for over 30 years, after having studied martial arts around the world since the age of 6.
What do you love most about your job?
Grandmaster Parker and the instructors at Parker's Martial Arts Academy love to help students improve themselves, both physically and personally. Watching students grow in strength and confidence in themselves is the greatest joy we have as teachers.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The greatest testimonial we've ever had was not from a customer, but from a woman not associated with us at all, who saw one of our students at a local martial arts competition and said he was "mesmerizing". Watch here:: https://www.facebook.com/parkersmartialarts/videos/1590621364341001/