Studio, 15545 Los Gatos Blvd., suite D, is owned by Andrew Fanelli, a master martial arts instructor who's earned several belts and recognitions for his craft. The school offers a full spectrum of martial arts training including traditional tae kwon do, muay thai (Thai boxing), boxing, and self-defense classes. The studio is open six days a week and offers afternoon and evening classes. Private lessons are also available in the morning, afternoon and evening by appointment.
Los Gatos Patch: What did you dream of being as a kid?
Andrew Fanelli: Karate teacher.
Patch: How does your personality play into your business?
Fanelli: I'm down to earth, and like to have fun and interact with the young kids.
Patch: At what moment did you decide to open a business?
Patch: What inspired you?
Fanelli: The Bruce Lee movie, Enter the Dragon, along with all the four living cast members.
Patch: Describe the biggest challenge of owning a business in the Town
of Los Gatos?
Fanelli: Making everyone happy and a class schedule that fits into a busy person's life.
Patch: Describe the best thing about owning a business in the town of Los Gatos?
Fanelli: Being your own boss.
Patch: What is one thing you would never change about your business?
Fanelli: Letting someone else teach the group classes.
Patch: What is your business' greatest asset?
Fanelli: Me, being present each day, six days a week teaching and interacting with all students and parents.
Patch: What is your favorite spot in town?
Fanelli: Downtown LG.
Patch: What's one thing the community should know about you?
Fanelli: I have a passion for what I do and I enjoy making an impact in kids' lives as well as being a role model.