Successful training in any physical endeavor requires putting in hard work and then resting. Many people fail to realize that your body’s actually breaking down muscle while working out; rest, sleep and nutrition are what help you build muscle that is stronger than before. This rest period is even more important when the physical acclimation of your muscles and
Rest Days: Why Rest is an Important Part of Training
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
Introducing the New PerfectMind Point-of-Sale
Flexible, powerful, and responsive, the new PerfectMind point-of-sale makes the checkout process easy and efficient. Whether you own one school or run a franchise with 40 locations, the robust POS 2.0 will change the way your school sells memberships and products.
The new POS has been built from the ground up after numerous consultations and feedback from many of
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
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.
The widespread cyberattack affected individuals all over the
[Webinar] Managing Negative Online Reviews for your Martial Arts School
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.
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