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Martial Arts Advice From the Pros: Grow Your School Long-term

Whether you’ve been running your school for years or trying to get it off the ground, longevity should be a key facet in every martial arts school’s arsenal. From martial arts marketing ideas to community building, there are many aspects of your school that will need to come together effectively, in order to see your school succeed in

The EMV Transition: Is your martial arts school ready?

What is EMV?

Whether you run a small school with fewer than 50 students or manage several large schools, there are important payment processing changes underway that will likely impact your business. The EMV transition will impact businesses across the U.S. that accept credit and debit cards.

EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the original developers of chip

Facebook Marketing for Martial Arts Schools

Facebook has become a great resource for businesses and organizations looking to effectively promote themselves. According to Zephoria, there are over 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users and the number is still growing. Even in one day, an average of 1.09 billion people log on.


With so many users, it’s become one of the best places

Using Software to Run a Martial Arts Tournament at your School

Hosting a martial arts tournament can be very rewarding. Not only can it be profitable, it’s a good opportunity to build community in your area, meet other martial artists in your community, and provide a great experience for everyone involved. Although martial arts is a very personal pursuit, tournaments are a great way to truly compete in your martial

Student Reactivation: Getting Students Back on the Mat

As you run a martial arts school for a long period of time, you start to see patterns in students’ membership tendencies. For example, you may find that a third of your students will dip in motivation in their late teens, as they want to go out on Friday nights rather than attending classes at that time. How

Are Pre-School Martial Arts Programs a Good Idea?

There seems to be a lot of contention over what the earliest appropriate age to join martial arts is. Parenting is one of those things that many people have varying views on. However, one thing most parents can agree on is that discipline - and more importantly self-discipline - is one of the key traits to instill in your children.

Martial Arts School Budget: Creating Your First Budget Plan

A responsible and successful business needs to have a solid grasp of their finances. With a good martial arts school budget, you’ll know how much money you have and which areas of your business need and don’t need further investment. You can track your cash on hand, business expenses, and how much revenue you need, in order to

Outdoor Martial Arts Class Ideas

Spring has sprung and the sun is (hopefully) out in the air. Take advantage of the season, by hosting some of your classes in the warmer weather. There are many reasons to do this. The benefits of being outdoors are numerous; the fresh air will do your students some good.


Holding classes outdoors can also garner a lot of

How to Create More Revenue Renting out Your School for Events

Unless you own your own space outright, one of your biggest costs will be your rent or loan payment. To offset this inevitable expense, many martial arts schools find some extra revenue by renting out their space. Hosting others for martial arts school events works because most schools only hold classes for a specific time period - traditionally in the

Can Martial Arts Help with Injuries?

Injury recovery is a hot topic and for good reason. No one wants to be debilitated and limited in his or her abilities. Injuries can come from anywhere and they can be unexpected; preventing you from going to work, helping around the house or pursuing your hobbies. Martial arts may seem counter-intuitive to injury recovery, at first, but it’s

How to get Scheduled Leads to Actually Come to their First Class

Getting martial arts leads is always important but converting them into students is where you atually earn revenue. That being said, getting martial arts leads is far easier than converting said leads into students. There are many different things you can do to boost your membership numbers; our approach is that you have a high quality martial arts curriculum and

5 Spring Marketing Ideas for Martial Arts Schools

With the spring months on their way, it’s a great time to start planning your marketing ideas for spring. Spring’s an important time, as this is where you start to book students into your summer programs, while setting yourself up for success in the year to come. With kids and families coming out of the winter fitness hibernation

The importance of a good weekly class schedule

Your martial arts school’s weekly class schedule provides the structure of learning for your students. A good weekly martial arts schedule should factor in a lot of things, in order to maximize your students’ experience, while providing convenient times that work for most people. This can make or break a student’s enrollment in your school.


If there

Martial Arts School Success: Hiring Your First Instructor

A martial arts school’s success can be greatly influenced by the quality of the instructors. Strong instructors can even save a school with a weaker martial arts curriculum. In other words, instructors are one of the most important aspects of your school. Considering they can have such an impact on your school, when your school grows to a size

How to Stock Your Martial Arts Pro-Shop

A martial arts pro-shop can do a lot for the success of your martial arts business. You already pay for your space; why not utilize some of it to improve revenue, while supplying students with things they can use? A pro-shop can add a great visual element to your school, on top of the increased financial gain. Additionally, if you