How we got started, where we’re at now, how we can help you get there too.
We come from a family of fighters – if you’ve ever been to our gym you’ve likely been greeted by the speed bag hanging outside the garage, and you’ve seen the picture of our Badepapa (Grandad) boxing back in 1967 hanging on the wall. This is our life, we’ve been training since I was 9 and KB was 12 years old. We have competed against the best in the world – KB has fought in the UFC, and I regularly compete at the top Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in the world. On top of that, we have been helping teach martial arts to others for years at other gyms.
We’ve taken another huge step in our martial arts journey – opening our own gym. We’re sharing our story with you today to motivate you also to follow your dreams, take the road less traveled, and try something new and challenging in life.
KB and I share a deep love for martial arts. We’ve transformed our family basement into a makeshift training sanctuary. Anyone who steps foot in our gym will know that our lives revolve around martial arts. Our home is literally grappling mats, exercise equipment, and punching bags hanging from the ceiling. Our days are filled with training, either for ourselves or for others. There’s no better place for us to begin forging our path.
The gym is our home; as they say, there is no place like home.
This journey is not without its challenges. Although we’ve been incredibly successful as personal trainers and martial arts instructors for many years, the move to entrepreneurship is incredibly daunting. You may know the feeling, the chronic self-doubt, the fear of failure, and worrying about what all the critics have to say. This is the point where you need to decide if you’re all in. We took the dive, and we encourage everyone on a similar journey to do so as well. Embrace each setback as an opportunity to learn and grow stronger.
We have the passion, we have the skills, and we know we can bring the best out of our students. That’s why we felt we had no choice but to take this step. We want to share our knowledge and inspire others to follow their own dreams.
We are here to help you along the way be it on your fitness/martial arts journey, or just life in general. We’re in this fight together.
Sometimes you have to dip your toe in the pool, and sometimes you have to jump in. Either way, you can take a minute to smile and realize that you’re at the pool – and that there’s a whole ocean out there for you to explore.
The key is just getting started.
Any successful grassroots movement will eventually grow to something bigger and better than where it began. We’re finally at that point where we can confidently say we will be moving into a beautiful new commercial space soon (hopefully by this fall). We’re still in negotiations – however, stay posted to our blog and we’ll be sure to give you guys a sneak peek.
Our current pricing reflects our current reality – once we move into our new space prices will increase to reflect our new reality. We appreciate every one of our current members who’ve supported us so far, so we will honor their current discounted pricing for their memberships at the new space as well.
We have very limited membership spots available at the current discounted rate. If you’ve been thinking about getting started on a new fitness or martial arts journey contact us now.
We can’t wait to meet you.