Storefronts or Students?

There are some wondrous facilities out there with lines of heavy bags, pristine mats, heaps of weapons, and mirrors all around - the dream space for any martial arts school. The problem is that they can sit empty for moths while teachers scramble to find students to keep the doors open. In some cases school owners begin teaching way too much way too fast just to keep students coming through the doors. In other cases the well equipped and well staffed gyms have to close their doors having risked everything on equipment and leasing costs.

Teachers and students make a school, plain and simple. Ferrito Martial Arts is
focused on building a core group of students around an amazing curriculum. While we are currently operating out of Om Movement Studios (located at 14 NE 10th Ave in Portland,) we will begin looking for a semi-permanent facility when our numbers are solid.