This is the continuation of Maximum Impact Karate's Anthology giving a personal history of events leading up to our dojo's 5 year anniversary.
We had the space. Next, we needed some students.
As soon as we got the great news, we made a flyer. Looking back, I smile thinking about how poorly written that flyer was. Over the course of July, we passed out over five thousand flyers.
Every time we were home, you would hear the hum of the printer and the crinkle of us folding flyers. Every night after work, Ester and I would drive around passing the flyers out until dark.
After passing out a metric ton of flyers in July, we took a vacation at the beginning of August. A few days into the vacation, I got a message from someone interested to join. It was the Giordano’s ~ Frankie and Brianna. Frankie and Brianna became our first students. They later became our first Black Belts and still training at our school. Their call was followed by the Bender’s ~ Tess and John and the Wright’s ~ Michelle. Although John left for college, both Tess and Michelle remain training at the Dojo and our Black Belts now.
In all, we have 31 people call to join for our start-up on September 7.
Next, our first year and start-up.