Are You Running Someone Else’s Dojo?

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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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Martial Art School Business Models

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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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A Dojo Owner’s Resolution List For 2017

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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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Winning The Mental Game of Running A Martial Art School

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Okay, so let’s talk about depression and the martial art school owner. The first thing I’m going to say is that, if you are depressed, go see a mental health professional, either a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist. The days of there being a stigma against seeing a therapist to talk through issues are long gone.…

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How To Avoid Becoming A Starving (Martial) Artist…

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The Tragedy of the Starving Artist I’ve known a lot of artists in my time, mostly because I admire people who are artistic. I like being around them, because they tend to have unique perspectives on life and culture. Among the artists I’ve known there have been brilliant painters, musicians, photographers, and writers. People who had…

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