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Job title: Owner

EAST COBB BUSINESS PROFILE: Premier Martial Arts East CobbYear founded: 2020

Website: http://www.premiermartialarts.com/eastcobb

What does your business do?
We are a Martial Arts School that teaches a blended curriculum of Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. We teach children as young as 3 years old as well as all ages for adults. We also host kids birthday parties and women’s self defense workshops.

The vision of Premier Martial Arts is to build a community by helping people get in shape, be safe and at the same time instill the life skills and character of a true martial artist. Upholding important values like courtesy, patience, respect, self-control, and integrity.

We will also help you achieve self-discipline, high self-esteem, a positive outlook, a spirit of constant improvement, and an attitude that refuses to give up. These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers, and relationships, literally making a better community one black belt at a time.

What is your favorite part of your business?
My favorite part of our business is making a positive impact on the community. Seeing kids develop in martial arts and in their personal character is so rewarding. In the short time we have been in business you can already see some of the growth in our members.

Tell us about your family (spouse, kids, pet): 
I have been married for 18 years to my wife, Erika. We have a rising Junior at Roswell High and a rising 8th grader at Crabapple Middle. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs and a few fish.

How are you passing your time during the COVID crisis?
We have been spending a lot of timing bonding as a family. Lots of family game nights, movies and walks together. If there is anything positive to say about the COVID crisis, I would say that our family has grown closer to each other.

Where were you born? Massachusetts

What are your hobbies/interests outside of your business?
Boating, triathlons and golf. Unfortunately it is hard to find time to do all of these activities lately.