Many traditional martial arts have a weapons component in their curriculum, while others like Kendo and Bojutsu are centralized around a specific type of weapon. With many schools teaching multiple disciplines of martial arts, weapons training can be great addition to your school, even as an extracurricular class. Weapons training can differentiate your school from others, while providing a fun
Things You must Know to have Weapons Classes at Your Martial Arts School
Back-to-School Promotions for Martial Arts Schools
Back to school is a pivotal time for students, parents, and business owners. Kids are looking forward to starting a new school year, parents will once again have more time to themselves now that their children will once again be busy with school, and businesses are looking to take advantage of this lucrative annual event.
Through the madness and chaos,
Using Private Lessons to Grow and Improve your Martial Arts School
While most students in North America learn martial arts in classes alongside many other students, there are other ways one can study the arts. Many martial artists you meet in class haven’t been fortunate enough to have a master as a mentor and trainer but private martial arts lessons are a great addition to the warrior’s arsenal.
The Evolution of ChampionsWay
As one of the first software companies working strictly with membership management businesses, ChampionsWay was born from necessity. Developed by a martial arts school owner to solve operational headaches encountered by schools of all sizes, the original MAS (Martial Arts Software) system quickly became a runaway success spurring continuous development of one consolidated system to run attendance, member management, billing,
Prodigal Practitioner: Dealing with a Problem Student
At some point or another, most martial arts masters and instructors will run into a student who will cause problems for the school or for the students attending. One of the most common of these instances is the younger student who distracts the class, due to hyperactivity or attention seeking behavior.
However, kids arent alone in creating issues at a
Using Wordpress to Generate Leads for your Martial Arts School
A martial arts website serves many purposes, but one in particular stands out: a good martial arts website should generate leads on a regular basis. Through search engine optimization, great visuals, and solid lead-generating techniques, a website can be one of your best sources of prospective martial arts students.
Wordpress is the most popular website content management system (CMS) used
On your A-Game: How to Take your Coaching Skills to the Next Level
Quality martial arts instruction and coaching is invaluable for a martial artist who is looking to reach their full potential. Whether you’re focused on martial arts tournaments, forms or fully mastering all of the traditional details of your art, a good martial arts coach can guide and inspire a student.
Martial arts instructors who are looking to improve their
Using Instagram to Promote your Martial Arts School
A solid marketing plan is necessary for schools looking to achieve consistent and sustainable growth. When it comes to modern marketing, social media is increasingly growing as a solid tool for martial arts schools to help promote their classes.
You can’t ignore the power of visuals on social media. According to Buffer, tweets with imagery accumulate 18% more clicks,
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
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.
The widespread cyberattack affected individuals all over the
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