A Chat with Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Shoshin Ryu [combines] Japanese jujutsu, judo, darate, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and weapons to provide you realistic self-defense. It works against strikes, grabs, weapons, and ground attacks. Shoshin Ryu is good for all ages; from 5 to 105.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
The first thing we do with a new student is ask for their top four goals in martial arts. Then we determine their number-one goal. We help students achieve their number-one goal in martial arts, which may be fitness, confidence, health, focus or discipline.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Ever since I started training 13 years ago, I loved martial arts and still do today! It developed my mind, body, and spirit into a confident success magnet. I reaped so many benefits from my training that when I became a black belt, I knew I had to give back. I’ve been teaching ever since.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing someone’s face light up when they finally learn a new technique or reach a new fitness goal. I love hearing stories of how martial arts is helping every area of their life.