|The new location is directly adjacent to Salem Five Bank.|
According to Gary, what's unique about Elite Freestyle Karate is all of their instructors are full-time professional staff so teaching Martial Arts is their only job and focus. Gary mentioned that is rare in the Martial Arts industry, where many companies employ part time instructors.
While Elite Freestyle Karate has students of all ages, about 70% are Children between the ages of 3-12. Gary explained that while several decades ago, the focus was only on fighting, now it also includes life skills like teaching hand shakes, eye contact and how to use your voice as a weapon. Gary also mentioned that most parents want their kids to have high esteem and stand up for themselves while only using physical fighting as an absolute last resort of self defense.
During the past few years, Gary has had business in Bedford fairly often. He always enjoyed visiting Bedford and so he explored, finding more and more he liked about the town and especially the community. He also liked the fact that Hanscom Air Force Base is here as well, so it he decided that Bedford would be a great spot for Elite Freestyle Karate to open up their next location.
|Elite Freestyle Karate has leased the right side of the building which is about 1600 square feet. The retail space has been available since it was completed near the end of 2014.|