Business Name: Eagle & Dragon Martial Arts Academy
Owner’s Name: Rocky D. Fountain
Address: 2220 Country Club Road, Shiloh, IL 62221
Phone: (618) 222-2888
Year Started: June 2005
Tell us more about your business – what products and services do you offer?
Eagle & Dragon Martial Arts Academy offers a variety of classes for various ages and skill levels including preschool martial arts, kid kick, teen karate, adult karate, mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, self-defense, personal training, focus, confidence building, self-discipline training, weight loss, fitness/wellness, and more.
We are in the process of creating a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to improve the safety and education of today’s children to insure their success. It will be a children’s charity whose mission is to prevent juvenile crime by providing disadvantaged and “at-risk” children the opportunity to become involved in physical and cultural arts programs, partnering with our martial arts program, churches, other youth organizations and school districts.
What motivated you to start your own business?
My love for martial arts and fitness, starting with boxing at age 12 years old, going on to starting a boxing club in my hometown (Alexandria, VA) to train people in karate, boxing, and fitness in the St. Lous/Metro East area from many years.
Do you have any suggestions for people interested in opening their own business?
Is there a need and/or Purpose? Is it your Passion (if so it will never be too much work)? Great Planning is always a great start.
Do you have any upcoming events you’d like to share with our readers?
We are a community martial arts school, so look for more community events in the near future. You may follow us on Facebook, twitter, and instagram for more info.