What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We feel that in addition to teaching our students martial arts, we are helping them grow in confidence and character. We consider our students to be our martial arts family, and we want them all to succeed!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Every new student that walks through our doors is nervous, but all that we ask is for them to try. Remember everyone was a beginner at one time, and a black belt is just a beginner who never gave up. So as long as you come in and give it your best, you will fit right in!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My husband and I began martial arts over 10 years ago and have loved it ever since. We run this martial arts school to pass on that passion to new students. We love watching students as they advance through the ranks and really grow as martial artists.
What do you love most about your job?
We love that we get to share our excitement for taekwondo with others. We also love meeting new people and really being a part of our community.
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