This week on One Step Beyond, we’re joined by Ryan Diaz, owner and head instructor of DCS, a top martial arts gym located in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Ryan’s got the mindset of a fighter, and he brings that into everything he does. As a fighter who made the move from amateur to professional, he knows what it takes to level up – hard work and a willingness to learn.
This mindset has served him well. Ryan started DCS in his garage before taking the leap to a small space in Chinatown. In this space, DCS grew and expanded to the point that they needed to move to a much larger space to accommodate the growth. And while growth is exciting it’s also difficult and full of risk, especially when the timing coincides with a global pandemic. However, through it all, Ryan found a way to build a bigger and stronger DCS.
In a heartfelt conversation, Aram and Ryan discuss the difficulty of starting your own business, the hardships of Covid shutdowns, the power of a strong work ethic, and so much more!
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