Today’s Small Business Spotlight features the Martial Arts Fitness Center – Beyatt Karate Do in Cypress, California. The instructors at this studio not only improve their students’ mental and physical abilities but also seek to improve their lives as well.
Tell us a little about the Martial Arts Fitness Center.
Martial Arts and Fitness Center based in Cypress, California was established back in 1987. Presently, there are 100s of members actively participating in Tae Kwon-Do and Karate programs at the center.
How did the Martial Arts Fitness Center begin?
As a young man and a karate student I always dreamed about opening my own Karate studio. But my dream wasn’t about my own ambitions, becoming a grand master or even making a lot of money. It was about teaching karate the right way. I knew lack of discipline, confidence and self-esteem was a real problem for many people and I knew how martial art could help them overcome those deficiencies.
What makes your studio different than other martial art studios?
We should understand that in this day and age people do things a little different from those in the past. People seek variety and option even when approaching traditional activities such as martial arts. Some don’t like the rigid ways of martial arts training such as punching “makiwara” (a target device) until knuckles cut open and bleed. That’s not for everybody. Some enjoy participating in tournaments and some don’t. Some people train to get in shape and feel healthy while others do it for self-discipline and self-confidence. I think the beauty of martial art is to allow practitioners work towards their own personal goals and ambitions. At my studio, students get those types of opportunities and at the same time are open to exploring new ways and ideas.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Favorite part of my job is teaching martial art to children. I find myself totally committed to helping children become an active part of our world and instill the values needed for them to rise to the occasion when others are in need. Obviously this is a big task and in no way could be accomplished by one person or one training program. It is important that we all work together as a community to foster an environment that develops these skills in our children today.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”
Visit Martial Arts Fitness Center’s website at www.beyattkarate.com