Holidays are a time for celebration, honoring and building community. From a sociological perspective, holidays serve as opportunities to increase social bonds and to give people time off work, leading to better health, wellbeing and happiness. For many people who are members at membership-based businesses such as martial arts schools, one of the things they may look forward to doing
Should My Martial Arts School Celebrate Holidays?
Participation Trophies: How They Benefit Your Students
As with many parenting debates, the benefits of participation awards are highly controversial. On one hand, there are parents who think participation awards are a great way to encourage kids to be active, without causing feelings of entitlement or unrealistic expectations. On the other, there are parents who think this builds an unrealistic view of the real world and warps
What Programs Should My Martial Arts School Open With?
When you first open up your martial arts school, you’ll have to decide which martial arts school programs to teach. While many of your options will be restricted by your access to specific instructors or having students at a certain level, the programs you select will set the tone for your first year of growth. Depending on your resources,
Martial Arts Federation Spotlight: World Taekwondo Federation
Most popular martial arts have an international federation that governs their art. Their predominant mission is usually to promote the martial art, maintain standards of tradition and curriculum, as well as to sanction official competitions and belt rankings. In Taekwondo, the World Taekwondo Federation reigns supreme.
One thing that sets the WTF apart from most martial arts federations is
2016 Martial Arts SuperShow: The Expo for Champions
It's not like we ever need a reason to go to Vegas – but if we did, there’s none better than to attend the most anticipated industry event of the year: the 2016 Martial Arts SuperShow. ChampionsWay was once again a proud Platinum sponsor for 2016. Every year, thousands of martial arts enthusiasts from across the globe flock to Sin
Can Kids Encourage Parents to Join Martial Arts?
The benefits of martial arts training for kids are well documented and, because of this, martial arts are incredibly popular for kids. That being said, martial arts are also incredibly beneficial for adults. A great way to increase your referrals is to teach a high quality martial arts practice in a positive and fun (when appropriate) environment. This will make
How Can My Martial Arts School Help My Community?
As martial artists, we have a duty to be upstanding member of our communities. Discipline is instilled in us and we learn the importance of integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, with some martial arts even focusing on the importance of nature. We find that many martial artists have incredible social consciences and, as business owners, we have a bigger opportunity to
Facebook Marketing for Martial Arts Schools
Facebook has become a great resource for businesses and organizations looking to effectively promote themselves. According to , 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
Helping Kids Resist Peer Pressure
Growing up can be tough for some kids. It’s a time when you aren't always sure of yourself and you’re trying your best to fit in with the other kids at school. There are definitely moments when kids can be susceptible to peer pressure. Many parents are worried that their child might do something wrong, not necessarily because
How to Motivate Students When They're Discouraged
Motivation is a tricky and fickle beast. It can come and go and when you don’t have it, challenges become that much more difficult. It happens to many and knowing how to turn it around is one step in the battle.
So what happens when a student at your martial arts school starts to lose their motivation? Without
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 ; the fresh air will do your students some good.
Holding classes outdoors can also garner a lot of
Helping Underprivileged Kids Through Martial Arts
One of martial arts’ greatest attributes is the positive influence it has on people. When kids are impressionable, it’s very important for them to have positive role models and a positive environment. Unfortunately for at risk youth, the lack of positive role models can mean the difference between being a productive citizen and being one in trouble with the
Client Spotlight: Jeffrey Tovar of The Dojo Martial Arts School
ChampionsWay is always proud to work with amazing martial arts professionals from around the world. It’s the support of these schools and leaders that has allowed us to grow and expand our capabilities. However, we also find it important to get to know our clients. Not only do we want to help them succeed, we want to help them
Springboard Your Marketing: Beginning of the Year Idea for Martial Arts Schools
It’s the New Year already and with the passing of 2015 comes new opportunities for 2016. January is an important time for many martial arts schools. It signifies the end of the holidays and brings on the addition of new students through Christmas gifts and incentives, as well as often having a slowing down of new memberships for a
Can Martial Arts Help Kids Learn?
Children learn in many different ways and there are a few traits that help them do so. Martial arts training involves a large amount of learning, ranging from philosophy to motor skills. A lot of the learning skills that are needed to succeed in martial arts can help in other aspects of life. Whether it’s learning in school, at