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2903, 2020

An alternative model to help martial arts coaches survive the Covid-19 pandemic

By |March 29th, 2020|Categories: Business, Finance|0 Comments

Many clubs are going all out with their online solutions and still charging members the same price as they were charging for their in person classes. While this drive and determination is commendable, how sustainable is this approach? An alternative

1202, 2020

Financial Independence for martial arts instructors

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Business, Finance|0 Comments

Introduction to Financial Independence  It’s great to see more and more martial arts coaches / instructors making a good living from their passion. It seems like every day i am hearing of instructors teaching from their full time venues and

901, 2020

The evolution of your martial arts business model

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Business, Company Structures|0 Comments

Change and progression can be challenging When you first start teaching martial arts, often the last thing on your mind is 'Which martial arts business model should i follow?'. Most martial arts coaches start teaching as a hobby and often

1110, 2019

Do instructors need martial arts business coaching?

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Business|0 Comments

This article looks at the relatively new area of martial arts business coaching and explores if it can move along the martial arts club development pathway. It not only examines how important it is to surround yourself with people that

2208, 2019

A not for profit martial arts club with no VAT or tax, -80% business rates, limited liability, gift aid and grants

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business, Company Structures|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Introduction This article will document how running your martial arts club as a not for profit organisation can deliver some or all of the following benefits: no VAT, no tax, 80-100% reduction in business rates, limited liability, gift aid and

2907, 2019

12 tips to help launch your own children’s martial arts programme

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Pedagogy, Programmes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article entitled "Does your club need a children’s martial arts programme?” outlining the benefits of running a children’s programme specifically for younger students. This article will build on the previous one and

2006, 2019

Want to advertise your martial arts club on Facebook but don’t know where to start?

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Business, Marketing|0 Comments

Unless you have had your head in the sand, you will have heard that some martial arts clubs are getting many of their new members through paid Facebook ads. There was a time when you could do reasonably well attracting

1206, 2019

Does your club need a children’s martial arts programme?

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Programmes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It is almost two decades since Melody Johnson (was Shuman) created her Little Ninjas programme. Approximately a year later (around 2001) Kimber Hill (now Tyee) released her Lil Dragons programme in to the martial arts world. These programmes were different

506, 2019

Does your martial arts website give you 20 free enquiries a month?

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Business, Marketing, Technology, Web Sites|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

While you don’t ‘need’ a website for your martial arts club, having one that is optimised for search engines could provide you with a steady stream of free enquiries every month. Currently the club web site I look after receives

2202, 2019

Building your martial arts marketing foundations

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business, Marketing|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We already know the ‘build it and they will come’ marketing model requires very deep pockets and can often affect the sustainability of a martial arts club. For this reason I thought it would be good to look at what