So, JMA has been open for 10 days now and what an amazing experience it has been so far! So many kind words and encouragement from close friends and new ones, it has been almost overwhelming.
I heard a wise man once say there is nothing more rewarding than to be your own boss, but I think to run your own company in a business that is about helping people is more than I could ever have dreamed.
I want to thank all the people who have leant their support over the last few weeks, my best mates Lee and Roy for helping with the fit out and leading the PR department and Meagan for your flyer distribution!
Will Powel from Powley Power for all the electrical work in the building, sorry for every phone call being last minute!
To Aeysha and Peter Standish thank you very much for your support and for the help in selecting our new waiting room floors.
Thank you AMF Bowling, Carol, Sandra, Travis and all the team you have been very welcoming to us and sorry for using your bin!
My brother in-law Nick and his glowing wife Debbie, thank you very much for your artistic touch and your excellent layouts for our flyers and business cards. To Enid, Tim and Tash thanks for all your support and advice. Your input has been invaluable.
A big thanks to Gary, Colin, Steven and the team at Alcom Fabrications, you've done an amazing job with the mirrors and with the installation of our new door the Club feel will be complete.
A special thanks to my Mum, Dad and sister without your support and encouragement the Club would still be a dream and thanks Dad for all the early starts and being there every time at the drop of a hat.
Finally, to my wife. Carla, Joondalup Martial Arts is only possible because of your hard work, patience, brains, creativity and love for your family. You are my heart and soul and none of this would be possible without you.
To all our new students, I look forward to training with you, getting to know you and shaking your hand at your Black Belt grading. It is an amazing journey and I can’t wait for what the future may bring.
The JMA Team!