A Chat with South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are an independent traditional dojo. Students must earn their ranks and are never allowed to simply pay a fee to advance to the next level. We believe in building strong minds, bodies, and spirits and expect our students to represent their martial arts training both inside and outside of the school.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans? The Budokan concept requires ego-free dedication and mutual respect from all of its instructors and members. Our programs offer serious yet fun training in a friendly atmosphere to make you comfortable walking in the door and working with students of all experience levels.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The honor of passing on the martial arts tradition of training like-minded students.
What do you love most about your job? Seeing the great instructors, staff, students, and families we get to know, work with, and become friends with.