IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers THINKING BIG—Derrick Kwak stands inside the 26,000-square-foot future home of his American Martial Arts Academy, which in 10 years has grown from 30 students to more than 300.
Founded 10 years ago by Simi resident Derrick Kwak, the American Martial Arts Academy had humble beginnings.
First housed in a small studio on Kuehner Drive, the school had a roster of just 30 students. Four years later, the studio moved to its current location—a 9,000-s...
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