The Increasing Meaninglessness Of Black Belt

Or, Would You Please Stop Screwing Up The Martial Arts Industry? So this morning I see this post on a popular social media website. The gist of it is, one instructor was deriding another instructor for “only” promoting 14 black belts in 40 years. His take on it was that it indicated the other guy…

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Looking Back On Ten Years Of Small Dojo Big Profits

Ten Years… How Things Change, And How They’ve Stayed The Same So, it’s been over ten years since I first released Small Dojo Big Profits. Since I’m almost finished with the completely updated and revised version of SDBP manual right now (note: it’s done already), I’ve been thinking about how much things have changed in…

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On Being A Martial Arts Pro

Martial Arts Professionals And Ethical Standards In Our Industry For many years I have been a staunch advocate of transparency and honesty among martial arts pros, especially regarding martial art school business practices. My reasoning for this is simple. For one, it’s simply the decent thing to do. Second, I believe it’s the best way…

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