Kicks, Bonds, and Legacy: The Long Family’s Martial Arts Journey

In our beautiful city of Plantation, the Long family has spent the past 12 years training together at the renowned John Wai Martial Arts Academy. Through their shared dedication to martial arts, they have not only forged stronger bonds but also cultivated discipline and skills that transcend generations.

The Long family’s martial arts journey started with their children, Hunter and Coco, enrolling in John Wai’s Kids Martial Arts program. Witnessing their enthusiasm and dedication, Scott and Maureen Long decided to join their children on this transformative path. Little did they know that it would become an integral part of their lives.

At John Wai Martial Arts, the Longs have immersed themselves in various disciplines. Scott, Hunter, and Coco have dedicated themselves to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, and MMA, while Maureen has developed a passion for kickboxing.

Hunter and Coco have blossomed into exceptional martial artists, going beyond mere training. They have become vital members of the academy’s professional demo team and competition squad. Furthermore, their skills have led them to assist in instructing the kids’ martial arts program and summer camp, inspiring and guiding the next generation of martial artists.

Scott Long initially stood on the sidelines, coaching his kids as they trained in class. However, a pivotal moment occurred when the head instructor, John Wai, urged Scott to experience the challenges firsthand. Intrigued, Scott joined a Jiu-Jitsu class and found himself captivated by the art. Since that day, he has dedicated himself to training and currently holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The Long family’s story epitomizes the transformative power of martial arts, fostering unity, discipline, and personal growth. Through their shared commitment, the Longs have not only strengthened their familial bonds but also become integral parts of the John Wai Martial Arts community. As they continue to train, compete, and inspire others, the Long family exemplifies the resilience and excellence that martial arts instills. Their journey serves as a testament that martial arts is more than just a pastime—it is a way of life.