Just wanted to let everyone know after 32 years of waking up every day teaching, I finally needed a break lol. Martial Arts has been a passion my whole life. I have met some of the most amazing people. I have been involved in so many family’s lives. I have made some of my best friends while teaching my classes. In short I will miss it. Not only because martial arts is the coolest thing ever, and that I was lucky enough to be able to teach it. But every day that I taught came with new experiences. I got so see students of mine grow up to be teachers, beginners become olympic level fighters. I got to watch my team counsel troubled children and adults, prevent kids that wanted to drop out stay in school, help families stay together, prevented multiple suicides involving both children and adults, helped the weak become strong, help the hopeless believe in themselves and others again…… you get the picture. I consider my self a pretty lucky guy to live those experiences. I want everyone to know that after I finish new projects that I am working on, I will reopen ONE school. I need time to miss it so I can find the passion again that I once had. I will miss you all.
Master Charles Panoyan