Friday , 25 May 2018

Stuart J’s Lens: Video Tales of Small Business – Reid’s Martial Arts Academy

By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff

Through the technology of my handy FLIP video camera, I do short interviews with different small business owners in and around McKinney.

Meet Master Choncie Reid
When you grow up idolizing heroes like Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee chances are you will at some point turn to boxing and karate.  Choncie Reid did in fact do a little boxing in his back yard but developed a passion for the more eastern practice of martial arts.

Several decades later, Choncie is himself still training.  In fact he has been making an annual trek to Korea for over 20 years in his on-going commitment to perfect his craft.  More importantly for us however, Master Reid has been training children and adults in our community since 1992 at Reid’s Martial Arts Academy here in McKinney.

If you think you have a story to tell send me an email at and tell me why you should be the focus of Stuart J’s Lens.

Here are some of the rules:
● Your business does not need to be an advertiser on (Although if you are reading this, you can already appreciate that TSB is the place to go to reach thousands of people like yourself who are interested in the goings-on in McKinney.)
● The objective is to be serious about small business in and around McKinney but in a fun way.  If not full of personality, (fun, charming, quirky….), you will not make the cut. (Note:  I stole that line from “Chopped”!)
● This personality could stem from what drove you to a particular business, what your strangest/funniest business experience has been or what we “really need to know” that we probably would not have guessed.  Boring, staid, “we make widgets and want people to come buy those widgets” stories will not be featured.
● Did I mention you don’t have to pay to play?  The cost of entry is simply a story the folks in McKinney would enjoy hearing.

If you want to find Reid’s Martial Arts you can simply click here.  In the meantime, just click on the little screen under the word “Video” below to hear Master Reid’s story. 

Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney.  His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on  Follow Stuart of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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