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Do you want to know what’s frustrating? It’s when you follow the instructions, only to realize that the instructions were meant for someone else… Back when I was running my first studio, I had heard about this martial arts business coach who was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. His claim to…

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how martial art schools can weather the pandemic and survive Covid 19

In this episode of The Martial Arts Business Podcast, Jason Keaton of Blind Fury Jiu-Jitsu interviews Bill Jones, owner of Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The topic? What martial art school owners are really doing right now to weather the pandemic, lockdowns, and resulting recession. You can watch the interview below, or…

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The awful truth about womens self defense

Ever ask yourself why there’s so many cringe-worthy videos online on the topic of women’s self-defense? If you’re not sure what I mean, here’s a prime example*: Hard to watch? Kind of makes you embarrassed for martial arts instructors everywhere, doesn’t it? The Culprit: The Expert Delusion I can tell you that part of the…

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Martial art school business models

Note: The following article is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Martial Art School Business Growth Strategies. Okay, so now let’s look at some different martial art school business models, so we can have an idea of the various different ways that a dojo or martial arts instruction business can be run profitably. The reason…

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2017 resolutions for martial art school owners

So, this Sunday we’ll be ringing in the New Year. Are you looking forward to 2017, or dreading it? I sincerely hope you’re looking forward to it. But if not, may I suggest something? While everyone else is making resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, and drop the weight they lost over the holidays,…

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