As a school grows, it becomes harder and harder for the owner to be present in each of the students’ lives. But if the vision, responsibility and practices are shared down and owned by the other instructors and employees, that community can continue to grow stronger.
The criteria used to measure and progress students when they deserve promotion is one of the most widely debated topics in almost every discipline of the martial arts world.
Recruiting new students is something all school owners want to be better at, but it’s a process that takes time and constant work. If you put off the process and only think about it when you actually need new students, you’ll end up scrambling and working harder than you have to. But if you diligently work at it a few hours a week, you’ll have a steady stream of new faces throughout the year.
For a martial arts school owner, it is common goal to change as many lives as possible. In order to succeed in this regard, it is important to monitor the retention rate for students new to your school.
Offering a self defense seminar is a great way to reach this market and bring in additional revenue to your school. Here are some key things to consider if you're thinking about offering a self defense seminar at your school.
One area that can really separate martial arts schools is their focus on competition. This could come from the intensity of training, a curriculum focused on competition scoring or the amount of competition success the head instructors have had.
As martial arts training goes, the objective of every teacher is to facilitate a structured learning environment where anyone can come in to study self-defense skills and practice combat sports. It is crucial for students to have the proper tools and equipment in order to learn any martial arts discipline.