Since my last update here, my school has opened, and I have been blessed with a turnout much bigger than anticipated. At times I feel like I’m teaching everyone in the city at one point or another, which is fantastic not only for my business, but for me as a person. We have had the ability to create groups based on skill level, and age, we focus on a wide variety of self defence lessons, and even had a new class opened by one of my long time female students, aimed directly at ensuring that young women have the ability to defend themselves. We aim to create less victims, and I feel that each day, we get one step closer to attaining that goal.
Since the point of opening the school, I have mad only to make minor changes to the layout, and only suffered one set back. We had a bad storm that caused a leak in the roof, and had to have that dealt with. Fortunately our carpets were all saved thanks to Pearland Carpet Pro. I’m not big for reviewing places on here as I feel it’s unfair to other local companies to single one out, but the level of water damage we received was big and these guys made quick work of it, so I can’t thank them enough for their own skills brought to the school.
With those issues taken care of, we have had the capability over the last little while to flourish within the community. We have begun doing demonstrations at local schools, garnering more interest, and even taking to the streets to do charity work as a group, which is one of my favorite parts of leading this collective of absorbent minds. We have taken to garbage pick ups, painting, car washes, and many other venues that benefit the community, and it’s one thing that has really helped us come together as a group.
All in all, I can only say positive things about what has happened since that point long ago that I realized that this is what I wanted to do with my life. It’s not often that you hear a story of someone in their early years knowing what they wanted, spending their whole life going after it, and finally attaining it. And maybe, if nothing else, you can take that away from this story. To know that it is possible, that there are people doing it, and that it can be done if you put your mind to it, as cliché as that may sound.
There are many more things to come at the Tactical Defense Solutions school, and hopefully I will have the time and energy to document them through this blog. Until the next time I see you here, I thank you for taking the time to come along this journey with me, and hopefully you’ll stick around for further developments in the life of our school. Who knows, I may catch you in a class one day.