A Chat with River City Self Defense
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a no-ego studio. Our entire focus is the student and making sure they are prepared for an altercation. We don’t require any uniforms or equipment for Krav Maga classes. All we require is a positive attitude. Taught by a qualified black belt in Krav Maga. Only school inside the Watterson.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Don’t be afraid to put it all out there. The classes are tough, but they get easier as your fitness level improves. This isn’t a typical martial art. This is self defense and fighting to protect yourself. Be ready to train, but also be ready enjoy yourself.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
This fills our passion bucket. The regular 9-5 pays the bills, this pays the soul. We love getting people healthy and, in the meantime, preparing them to protect themselves. This isn’t about making money for us. It’s about making you more aware of yourself, your surroundings, and how to get home safely.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing people’s confidence boom when they learn a new technique. Also, seeing when we help people reach their fitness and health goals isn’t a bad side effect.