Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
A Chat with Young's Kim Tae Kwon DO
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At Young Kim's Tae Kwon Do, our goal is to help every child grow physically and mentally. Grand Master Young Kim has over 50 years of experience teaching self defense and encouraging confidence. With his guidance, your child will develop coordination, flexibility, strength, discipline, and respect.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come to class with a great attitude, and great results will follow. In other words, if you participate positively, then you will see a positive change. This applies at school and home as well. We always encourage students to maintain a positive attitude inside and outside of the Tae Kwon Do studio.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Young Kim's Tae Kwon Do is a close family business. Grand master Kim and his wife, Master Sun Kim, have been teaching Tae Kwon Do together in the United States since 1986. They hope to make a positive impact in their community through martial arts instruction.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to see our students grow and improve into responsible, mature individuals. We also love to develop world class athletes who excel in the olympic sport of Tae Kwon Do.