Families in Business: Prime Martial Arts


Since opening its doors last year, Eddie Tait, owner of Prime Martial Arts, has steadily been shaping young lives within his community.

While teaching martial arts through private and group lessons, Tait and his family have helped students develop respect, self-discipline, self-esteem, perseverance, and a spirit of constant improvement … all valuable life skills that encourage success in academics, careers and relationships, essentially strengthening the community one black belt at a time.

“I have the vision to be an influence – for the school and its students to be known for their character and impact,” says Tait. “I want to help people develop discipline, respect and self-confidence that become standards in every area of their lives.”

Prime Martial Arts was a long time coming for Tait, who is a World Taekwondo Federation certified instructor and has been training and teaching in the martial arts for over 25 years. Over the years he has been able to explore different martial arts styles such as judo, kenpo, jiu-jitsu, aikido and Shotokan karate. Tait realized that the instructor and philosophy of a school are what matters most.

“My desire is to use this school and the martial arts as the vehicle to develop leaders and to help people realize who they are and what they can achieve. In a society and culture that promotes freedom, I believe that true freedom comes from discipline. If people begin to realize who they are and have the self-confidence and self-respect to not be shaken, they can do anything they set themselves to,”  Tait says.

With the creation of Prime Martial Arts, Tait has been able to spend time with his wife and daughters while also feeling a great sense of pride in the change he is fostering within each student.

“We get to achieve something as a family and I can teach my daughters many valuable life lessons for their future,” says Tait. “Opening a martial arts school created something that they could not only participate in, but continue on as a business for themselves if they decided to in the future.”  


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