Duncan's entrepreneur story:
I am looking to meet like minded business folks. Teaching martial arts for over 20 years, and studying for over 3 decades, Duncan Richardson has become known by his peers and colleagues as a master innovator.
His extensive background knowledge in teaching, training, and business is captivating. Funneling information from bio-mechanical engineering, boxing, wrestling, sport fitness training, and various martial arts including Taekwondo, Kali, and Jiu Jitsu, Duncan developed an iron clad curriculum. He also uses his background as a professional speaker and trainer from his days as an independent representative for Zig Ziglar, to bring positive and motivating ways to develop students mentally and physically. Duncan began his training in 1978 at the age of 4 years old. Inspired by his father, who is also a Black Belt, Duncan chose to devote his life to bettering himself and the lives of others.
Although he graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, he kept finding himself teaching the martial arts. Duncan began his teaching career in 1992. Being a dynamic instructor and talented competitor, he inspired hundreds of students. Winning tournament after tournament throughout the northwest, he decided to try his hand at Olympic Style Taekwondo competition. In this arena, Duncan earned several Gold and Silver medals in forms and sparring in many state championships as well as other large tournaments, such as the UC Open and US Nationals.
Duncan has also competed in international competition such as the Pan American Open (Gold Medal), and the Dutch Open. “Innovating a better way” has always been Duncan’s motto. He continues to find ways to develop his martial arts curriculum so students are left with a complete education. Duncan developed a curriculum that is quite unique compared to most martial art schools around the country. “Most martial arts instructors believe there is only one way, and it’s usually their way that is correct”, says Duncan. He also goes on to explain this is the greatest disservice we can provide to our students.
Duncan’s martial arts program is sought out by his entire community because of his infusion of character development into the program. Duncan & his wife Rachel saw an opportunity to impact people in an even grandeur sense by innovating a family oriented facility that basis it's entire philosophy on Newton's Law of Motion - A body in motion, tends to stay in motion... At Bodies in Motion, Duncan, his wife, and entire staff promote health, fitness, education, and social interaction by offering a gamut of programs and classes to take part in.
Residing in Boise, Idaho with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and 4 children, he continues to train like a warrior everyday developing his mind, body and spirit. Duncan has made a commitment to live life to the fullest, and lead by example to ensure everyone he meets is infected with the inspiration to learn and grow both physically and mentally.