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New Features Release June 2017

We have developed some great new features that your members and staff are sure to love. The features below have rolled out to BETA users and will roll out to all live users throughout June. Click on thumbnails for expanded views and browse through the help files to learn more about each feature.

Paid in Full: The Risks of Cashout Memberships

Membership pricing structures are a necessity for membership-based businesses such as martial arts schools. Various pricing strategies can be employed, in order to help spur new memberships: drop-in, monthly, semi-annual and annual memberships are commonly found and each type has its own pros and cons.

Cashout memberships are when members pre-pay for a long-term membership, usually for the reason of

Why You Should Host a Martial Arts Camping Trip

Many martial arts schools take their students on trips, whether it’s for out-of-town tournaments or camping trips. These trips can provide many benefits for your school, students, and culture. Camping trips especially should be on every martial arts school’s itinerary. They can be done in a cost-effective manner, it’s affordable for most, and they can serve as

What PerfectMind Clients Should Know About the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Over the weekend of May 12th, 2017 the WannaCry Ransomware attack was reported in 150 countries, devastating an approximated 150,000 computers. The malware locks a user out of their own computer by encrypting their data until a ransom fee is paid, rendering the user's system useless and inaccessible otherwise.


Screenshot: MalwareHunterTeam

The widespread cyberattack affected individuals all over the

[Webinar] Managing Negative Online Reviews for your Martial Arts School

Webinar Overview

When deciding between several martial arts schools for her child, a parent will look to your online channels – and straight to where she can find reviews. Reviews can have a huge impact on generating leads, and ultimately students for your school. Learn everything there is to know about negative online reviews and how to tackle them effectively.


Make Taking Attendance a Breeze with PerfectMind

Your students are the core of your martial arts business but newer martial arts schools may not see the importance of attendance tracking, especially with a small student base. When a school starts to grow in size, keeping track of attendance off the top of your head can become too cumbersome, to say the least. Even if you have a

More than Belt Ranks: Goal Setting for Martial Arts

Goals can help you reach your full potential, no matter the endeavor. With the martial arts journey being a long and tough one, goals are a necessary part of becoming a successful martial artist. Belts are great for giving martial artists a sense of progression, accomplishment, and goal setting. That being said, there are so many other targets martial artists

How and When to Renovate your Martial Arts School

Renovating a martial arts school can be a daunting task but, for some schools, a necessary one. There are plenty of reasons why a martial arts school could use a renovation. Whether it's to improve the functionality of your school, accommodate your growth or to modernize your space, there are lots of factors to consider.

A cost-benefit analysis of the

5 Must-Haves When Teaching Self-Defense Classes

Learning how to defend oneself effectively is one of the most popular reasons adults start martial arts classes. The world can be unpredictable and having the ability to protect yourself can help empower people and assist them in surviving any unfortunate encounters with aggressors.

In most cities, there are a lot of different types of self-defense you can learn, ranging

Choosing the Perfect Martial Arts Style for you & your Child

Martial arts, in some form or another, have been around for millennia, with the oldest work of art depicting scenes of Egyptian fighting dating back to 3400 BCE. Through this time, many styles of martial arts have grown, evolved and developed into the common modern martial arts systems we see today.

While this is not an exhaustive list of martial

5 Traits Shared by Successful Martial Arts Schools

Running a long-term, fruitful business is no simple task and martial arts schools, big or small, are certainly no exception. Masters who have a big passion for martial arts found most martial arts schools but there are not as many of these masters with an extensive business background.

With the right guidance and support, martial arts masters can learn what

How Martial Arts as a Child Impacts You as an Adult

The benefits of martial arts for kids are well documented, with a lot of scientific and psychological research to support them. Training in martial arts can help children learn about the value of hard work, discipline, integrity and social skills, while building up an excellent foundation for active living.

So how do martial arts end up benefiting you, once you’

[Webinar] How to Convert More Leads into Active Students

Webinar Overview

Your website is a lead-generating machine for your martial arts school, and you’re getting dozens of leads a week. How do you actually get your leads or walk-ins into their first class? Prof. Rodrigo Carvalho will share his secrets on how to get your leads in the front door and onto the mat.

In this webinar, Prof.

Evaluating Your Martial Arts School's Digital Performance

Martial arts business management is no walk in the park. For most martial arts school owners, entry into the business comes from their passion, along with wanting to share that love with others. Unless someone on the top level of the school has business experience, many martial arts business managers may find there’s a lot to learn, in order

How to Build Business Partnerships for Martial Arts Schools

In the past, business owners may have found success in having a great product or service, marketing it, then selling it. These days, potential students look for a bit more, like the story behind your school or what you do in your community.

Creating an authentic community goes beyond your school doors. A true community should have relationships and networks