Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Martial Way Self-Defense is an award winner for martial arts in 2019.
If you are looking for a trusted martial arts studio that can accommodate all ages and skill levels, look no further than this award-winning company!
Martial Way Self-Defense has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three martial arts centers in Vermont!
Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:
“David Quinlan and his team of excellent instructors create an analytical, inclusive, and motivational training environment. Everyone, from beginners to experts, was consistently challenged. Keep doing an amazing job!” – G.P.
It is because of excellent reviews like this that Martial Way Self-Defense is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!
Not Your Average Martial Arts Studio
We were excited to learn all about Martial Way Self-Defense and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, David Quinlan.
The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Martial Way Self-Defense stand apart from its competitors.
“I think we take a very personal approach to working with individual people. [We figure out] the best ways for them to learn and achieve their goals. The connections we develop are personalized, even though it is a group class.”
David told us that he has been around for 31 years, so he has been able to see multiple generations of students. He also shared that they offer two very different forms of martial arts, Brazillian and Kempo. He told us:
“A lot of times, martial arts businesses don’t offer a lot of different options. I have offered these two because I think they are the best, and I offer age differences and levels within those.”
David also told us a bit about the overall business mission at Martial Way Self-Defense, saying:
“Our mission is to teach the best possible programs to a variety of people at different ability levels. I believe that we have achieved a really good balance between beginner level classes and still being able to accommodate some very high-level practitioners. I have a lot of members here that have gotten black belts with other programs in the past, and they still came to me and tried my program out.”
Building Success Through The Years
In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Martial Way Self-Defense has spread the word about who they are and what they do by growing the programming they offer.
There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Martial Way Self-Defense has managed to. We asked if David could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:
“Provide a good service, and treat people well. Make sure what you are doing is something you are good at and is something that you love.”
David ended our chat with this touching sentiment:
“It is incredible to have been doing this since 1988. When you coach most sports, you only have the kids for a year, but I get to make relationships with the people that come to me because… we [have] coached kids as young as age three to as old as age 60. I want to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to coach them for so long.”
Congratulations to Martial Way Self-Defense for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to David for taking the time to speak with us!