“Who’s going to win? Is it going to be your weaknesses, or is it going to be your strengths?” That’s the question guiding Hiroshi Allen, a small business owner and founder of martial arts school Hiro Karate.
“I run my business like I would train as an athlete,” says Hiroshi, who operates his dojo with the same discipline he’s acquired practicing and competing in karate his entire life.
Like with any business, running a karate school solo has its challenges. Marketing and self-promotion, Hiroshi says, don’t come as naturally to him as teaching. “But when I wake up in the morning, I’m looking forward to teaching that afternoon, and that supersedes anything I don’t enjoy about the business.”
For Hiroshi, training a new generation of karate students isn’t just his business—it’s his calling. Watch the video to hear more stories of how Hiro Karate has enriched and empowered Hiroshi’s young students.