As a child, Christian Weber grew up with a set of parents who were constantly in and out of prison. The young boy desperately wanted to learn judo, but his family could not afford lessons. Thankfully, a local instructor reached out to the boy and offered him lessons in exchange for working at his studio cleaning. Today, Weber is a grown man who just opened his own martial arts studio. He is paying it forward but offering lessons to underprivileged children in his area.
- Sometimes the art of martial arts can take on an entirely different meaning then one of physical confrontation. The self discipline rewards can manifest it many ways.
- Participating in martial arts is a way to teach you how to stand up for yourself. I can also teach you how to give back to your family and community.
- Whether your audience is a class or a group of people that may have made bad choices, martial arts can give just about anyone the power to not only control themselves but become better citizens.
“Weber draws his inspiration from his martial arts upbringing. And on Nov. 15, the now-35-year-old Mercer resident plans to relocate his own martial arts studio”