For the last three weeks or so, we have been in the process of changing Humble Jiujitsu's location.. There were several reasons that have lead to this decision but the one most important has to be visibility. Our original location was somewhat secluded on a side street away from most driving traffic and all walking traffic. Moving is going to definitely improve the schools visibility.
We took over Humble Jiujitsu about 6 months ago and its been one heck of a crazy ride. Lots of ups and downs. At Davis Martial Arts we know our training, instruction, and instructors are top notch. Then where are the PEOPLE? Where are the students? Why are we not growing?
These questions are not easily answered. There are a few factors involved. We felt one of the main factors was LOCATION.... Since we took over we had not had a single drive up walk in student. Most of the new students either heard about us from a friend of a friend, the internet, and mostly signs I put out on the weekends. Most of them have stated, "We didn't even know you were around here." Eye opener for sure. Kick in the gut! So what do you do? MOVE or slowly fade away. I love Jiujitsu and all these guys, so fading away was out of the question.
So, my wife and I, along with the instructors and close friends made the decision, we gotta move. So the process started. Finding a descent location with good drive by and walk by visibility along with affordability isn't easy. But, as always we have a lot of people looking out and two of our good friends Ugo Arimo,(aka THE BLACK SPIDERMAN) and Johannes Azucena of Fit Crew(no aka) turned us on to our new spot. 19333 Hwy 59, Humble Texas 77338. Lots of driving traffic, and even a ton of walk bys. Man, this spot is gonna be great. I cant say "Thank You" enough to these guys.
Man so we got the place, put the money down, and started the build out. What did we get ourselves into? Days. Nights. LATE NIGHTS. Weekends. Dude, I even worked extremely late on my birthday. I know, 42 who cares. Its just another day. Luckily I have an awesome wife, Sarah, that kicks ass and doesn't mind getting her hands dirty. Together we get stuff done. But, it was going slow. I got my sons there to help. And thankfully some of the guys did a WHOLE lot as well. Overall as a TEAM, once again we kicked ass. And I feel the place rocks.
Its definitely an ending of an era for some of us. Jacob Allphin said it best, " This is where we all got good." And man no matter what anyone says, he is right.
Davis Martial Arts moves on. We keep training. Building a better you for tomorrow. Making each one of us a better person. that's what I feel Jiujitsu does, takes a pretty good version of you, and makes a FREAKIN AWESOME YOU!!!
Humble Jiujitsu takes its first steps to a bigger and better tomorrow. Tell a friend. Tell a neighbor. tell a relative. If your looking for something different. If your looking for something new. If you want to be a part of something special. Then look no further than Davis Martial Arts in Humble Texas.
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Owner and head instructor of Davis Martial Arts Academy in Humble Texas