A Chat with West LA Shinkendo
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Shinkendo is a living and evolving martial art, as its founder is still teaching and developing new techniques. The curriculum is varied and includes solo forms, as well as sparring with partners. Shinkendo is not just a martial art. It is a way of life.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
No matter what your experience is in martial arts, you will always be challenged when learning Shinkendo. You will build and develop self-confidence and leadership skills while having fun. You will also make new friends.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love training and feel really lucky that I have such an amazing sensei/teacher. I want to share what I’ve learnt and help improve people’s lives. Up until now, there was not any Shinkendo classes for younger students, so I decided to dedicate this dojo solely to children and teenagers.
What do you love most about your job?
I love teaching and impacting people’s lives in a positive way. Shinkendo is a great way to exercise both body and mind and live a more fulfilling life.