A Chat with Yushen Lai's Taekwondo Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? The Academy, since 1983, has been serving the South Bay area, specifically in the communities of Carson and Torrance. Taekwondo is unsurpassed in building strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility, helping children and adults alike develop self-defense skills, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans? Taekwondo is a serious and functional method of self-defense. Not only will the student become more physically confident, mastering the challenges of Taekwondo training will also lead to an overall increase in the ability of the student to overcome the obstacles in life encountered outside the Academy.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The mental and emotional discipline instilled through study and practice of Taekwondo is a definite benefit to the students who may currently be underachievers. All students aged 6-17 are required to submit a copy of their report card as part of the belt promotion requirement.
What do you love most about your job? Taekwondo is physically demanding. Improved weight control, cardiovascular conditioning, and muscle tone are benefits derived from consistent Taekwondo training.