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New Business Spotlight - Matrix Martial Arts

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Businessmen get their kicks

March 08, 2009

Name of business: Matrix Martial Arts Academy LLC

Owners: Mike Carpenter and Jamie Metty

Address: 11347 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Opening date: October 2008

Products and services: Individual and group instruction in tae kwon do; instruction in other martial arts; basic gymnastics and hip hop dance.

Market area: Children older than 5 and adults

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? Jamie had a dream of opening a martial arts school since childhood. Mike was recovering from a back injury when the men met, and martial arts was a good form of rehabilitation.

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Previous business experience: Mike has 25 years of experience in marketing and sales. Jamie has seven years of management and customer service experience.

Number of employees: Two

Hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment.

Phone number: 240-420-0001

E-mail: matrixmartialartsacademy@yahoo.com

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