Today we’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Halcewicz.
Benjamin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in a martial arts family and developed a passion for all forms of martial arts as a very young child. I have been training in Karate for over 35yrs and hold a 3rd Degree Black Belt. I have been training in Krav Maga for over 20 yrs and have been a certified instructor for over 15 yrs. With the opportunity to follow my dream of continuing to develop my own skills while teaching and sharing my knowledge with others, I opened my own program a little over 2 yrs ago and now my program has grown to be one of the premier Krav Maga programs in North County.
I firmly believe in a healthy work life balance, and outside of teaching Krav Maga, I also continue to train in Karate, Jiu Jitsu (blue belt), and in my free time I spend my time with my wife and daughter and try to get out to surf as much as I can.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting a business always comes with challenges – marketing, retaining students, resolving any student conflicts diplomatically, and finding time to be the boss, instructor, finance manager, etc all in one – so there were definitely struggles, but these were more like opportunities to learn. The advantage to starting small is that I had time to learn at a pace which was manageable and grow at a pace that was manageable – and now I am very proud to have a strong and consistent group of students who are the foundation of my business.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Krav Maga Carlsbad – what should we know?
My program is Krav Maga (Israeli self-defense), currently working with both men and women, geared to adults (looking to expand to children’s programs in the future). I am most proud of my student community and the dedication and hard work I can see in each person – seeing them improve and gain confidence is the best reward an instructor can have. I bring many years of experience with a wide range of martial arts expertise, so students can benefit from not only gaining skills in Krav Maga, but also incorporating skills I have taken from Karate and Jiu Jitsu to create a unique mix and plenty of skills to learn and master.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Determination and perseverance…to succeed as a small business owner, you must have the mindset of “I will succeed” and not “I hope to succeed.”
- Unlimited group classes are $90/month.
- Address: 6108 Avenida Encinas,
Carlsbad, CA 92011
- Website: www.kravmagacarlsbad.com
- Phone: 8583498795
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: kravmagacarlsbad
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KravMagainSanDiego
- Twitter: @kravmagatips
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