A Chat with Wik Academy of Martial Arts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our small group self-defense classes give you the close attention you need to learn and excel quickly. Our philosophy is to to keep what’s useful and discard what isn’t, and to that purpose we teach a range of arts so that everyone can find something that works best for them.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Everyone always gives their all in class. We’re pretty laid back and everyone certainly has a good time, but when it’s time to train, we train hard and we train seriously. It’s important to be ready to work hard.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I’ve been training in martial arts since I was 14, and my wife for nearly as long. I’ve always had a passion for martial arts and self-defense; and knowing through that I can help other people become stronger, healthier, more confident, and safer is a wonderful thing.
What do you love most about your job?
Hearing from my students about all the ways their training has had a positive effect on the their lives is definitely the the most rewarding part of what we do. It’s a rare pleasure getting to do something for a living I enjoy so much.