In this day and age, instant gratification is everywhere. Smartphones, Google and Amazon have changed the way we solve problems. Answers are a click away, online orders can be delivered within two days and almost anything can be done with the tap of a finger.
Where does that leave kids, teens and even adults when things get tough? It leaves them struggling.
How can we stay motivated to work toward a goal or solve a more challenging problem when the answer isn’t a quick fix? You’d be surprised to know that Martial Arts can help.
Aside from the physical benefits, Martial Arts also provides students with life skills that extend far beyond the walls of a studio. In each of our programs, students have to work hard and truly earn each and every achievement. Belts are earned through meeting two or more curriculum/challenge-based requirements completed over an average of three months, and we pace out a minimum of 3.5 years to achieve Black Belt. This teaches students that the path to success is consistent hard work over time.
No one knows this better than Venture Martial Arts founder, Micah Martin.
Micah’s father died when Micah was eight years old, after a difficult five years of weekly emergency departments visits and surgeries due to his Type 2 Diabetes. These extreme circumstances pushed Micah’s family to poverty.
Micah started working 40-hour work-weeks on a construction site when he was just 11 years old, and moved on to working more than 60 hours a week by the time he was 15. At this point, Micah’s family had moved from California to Colorado, and the house they moved into was filled with mold. They gutted the entire building and left the roof on to keep the rain and snow out. The first few years of living in the house involved sleeping on a concrete floor with all the walls ripped out of the house.
Micah, his mother and his older brother started working up to 80-hour work-weeks in order to rebuild their lives. After a few years of getting back on their feet, Micah decided to take a small part of his newly earned income to do something he wanted to since he was eight years old: Martial Arts.
He did not expect training Taekwondo would change his life forever.
Taekwondo gave him the confidence to know he could do anything he set his mind to.
Since then, using these newly learned skills, Micah has built an extremely successful life with three children, a beautiful wife, a business that has impacted thousands of lives in a positive way, top achievements in Martial Arts, and a fulfilling life most young adults can only dream of.
Venture Martial Arts wants to give every child, teen and adult a dream life and we do this by giving students the tools they need to stay motivated, work hard and achieve everything they desire.