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Shopping Small Makes A BIG Difference


Hello Warriors :) First Thank you for your support of not just our martial arts practice, but our channels and other media as well. It is because of you our message gets out to the community.


As November 27, 2021 approaches (Shop Small Saturday) I reflect on how special this one is. I am a small business owner, My parents were small business owners & Many of my Family started their own companies when they first came here for a new life.


However, nearly 2 years ago all businesses..especially small ones were halted due to

COVID -19. Being shut down was hard and many did not return. How I got here from where I was at that time is nothing short of a miracle..but it was due to support of not just family, employees but also our community.


Let me Take you back to Late February 2020. We started to move into our new location at 220 Washington Ave A big move! We added more space for our growing classes. A much more beautiful location and nicer part of town. We were excited! We increased in business by 20% in our first week open..Things were looking bright...Then....2 weeks later on March 13, 2020 we were ordered to shut down. That was the first let down..next 40% of our student body dropped out...on top of that my first month's rent was due..We had to quickly adjust.


So we qickly went on zoom and taught the best we could..A beautiful new studio..and no one alowed in it. Over half out income gone and trying to pay all the bills. We almost didn't make it. We re opened on May 11th, 2020 for physical classes and it still was a struggle. People were not clammering in the doors yet. Luckily, by November 2020 things turned around.


WE GREW! We caught up and we started to profit again! Do we struggle still? Of course, we aren't out of the woods yet, but we are in a better place. So what helped us? allot of things, but shopping at your local stores that year definitely helped.


  • We helped so many adults lose their COVID weight..quicker than a big box gym

  • We helped kids get physical again

  • We helped families connect and bond


I remember how my family had to push harder as a small company. It wasn't always great, but it was never bad. It was because of great custmoers who believed in their product and their service. Small businesses offer a level of service that larger ones can't always bring.


People believed in our message at The House Of Warriors and continued to listen. They enrolled or at least gave us a try. They recommended people to us..We are greatful for that :)


I ask, not to just support my smnall business, but please support any mom & pop today

Help them as we are still rev=covering from the last year of..craziness


Thank you as always and I look forward to seeing eveyone on the mats






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