Martial Arts Will come to Mesilla Valley Mall


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Martial Arts is established to return to the Mesilla Valley Shopping mall beneath a corridor-of-fame instructor many thanks to a new tenant at the browsing middle.

The martial arts facility at 700 S. Telshor Blvd will be beneath the leadership of basic manager Loretta Pina, in a new initiative to increase the varieties of enterprises made available at the mall, including far more domestically-primarily based kinds.

“We want to be far more inclusive of the local community,” stated Pina. “So we welcome Guzman Martial Arts as just one of the latest associates of our mall family members.”

Pina said while a martial arts dojo may possibly at first surface to be an unlikely tenant for a purchasing mall, it serves as a catalyst for a host of added benefits these types of as amplified assurance, self-protection competencies, physical fitness and enhanced psychological stamina and social expertise.

“One of my principal goals as shopping mall normal supervisor is to enable deliver individuals jointly. To offer a welcoming setting in which to shop, socialize and grow. A martial arts dojo is a terrific way to assist our inhabitants of all ages to grow physically and mentally,” Pina said.

Pina claimed she researches possible tenants that enchantment to the requirements and wishes of the community, and she decided that a martial arts studio would be a great addition. So she approached Eli Guzman, Pres/CEO at Guzman Sport Karate and Kickboxing, Inc.

“Master Sensei Guzman recognized my invitation to meet and investigate the mall with me,” said Pina. “We reviewed all the good aspects of him locating right here and he agreed to indication on!”

Guzman’s 4,000 square-foot mall area is referred to as Guzman Martial Arts. His north Primary Avenue spot stays Guzman Activity Karate and Kickboxing, Inc.

“Establishing a next place at Mesilla Valley Mall appealed to me due to the fact of its centralized locale and reputation as a accumulating area,” Guzman explained. “The shopping mall site will make it far more pleasing to sign up for a class or continue on an current system.” He extra that the dojo is attracting the awareness of mall site visitors of many ages who convey interest and request information and facts. He now has close to 65 pupils at the mall place and the selection is escalating.

Guzman’s systems involve youth martial arts, Mauy Thai kickboxing, take down sparring, self-protection and birthday parties. He reported he also provides no cost self-protection lessons for females on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the shopping mall spot and he is looking at growing his programs to involve Zumba and yoga courses.

Learn Sensei Guzman, a two-time hall of famer, is now celebrating the 20th anniversary of his martial arts journey. Through his grand opening at the mall on Aug. 28, he held a belt ceremony at which time he obtained his 8th degree black belt and almost 100-pupils were promoted to their new belt degree. Guzman said he has taught hundreds of pupils during the earlier 20 a long time.

He operated his first locale on Mesquite Road from 2001 to 2008 ahead of relocating to north Principal Road.

Guzman Martial Arts is throughout from the foodstuff courtroom near the north end of the shopping mall. Class schedules and other facts is offered at the dojo and on the web at

In accordance to Pina, this is the initial martial arts studio in the shopping mall due to the fact it opened 40 several years in the past and Guzman reported he and Pina are operating to deliver the mall’s very first-ever martial arts tournament in the coming weeks.

Mesilla Valley Shopping mall is at 700 S. Telshor Blvd. Hrs of operation are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from midday-6 p.m.

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