How I Nearly Lost My Dojo To A Con Artist

The Trouble With Steve I met Steve in one of my kickboxing fitness classes. He was a middle-aged, balding, overweight ex-lineman who was determined to hang through an entire class. The first time he tried, I’m pretty sure he was close to stroking out. But, he stuck with it. Before long, I struck up a…

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How To Be Taken Seriously As A Martial Art School Owner

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I know, that’s a pretty ambiguous title, and it covers a lot of ground in the business of running a martial art school. However, I’ve found that it’s something a lot of my clients overlook, and it ends up being trouble for them in the long run. Being taken seriously in the martial arts is…

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Want To Start A Martial Art School?

Then What Are You Waiting For? Today’s post is more of a pep talk than a tutorial. I’m writing this today for those of you who have been reading my blog and newsletter faithfully for months or even years, but who have yet to start a martial art school. My question to you is –…

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Starting A Dojo In A Down Economy

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7 Essential Tips for Starting a Dojo In Lean Times If you’re thinking of starting a dojo but you’re not sure if it’s the right time to be thinking about starting a business, then today’s article is for you. Despite the “soft recovery” we’ve been seeing, I honestly don’t think it’s time to start celebrating…

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Paying The Price for Martial Arts Business Success

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Martial Arts Business Success… Is The Cost Too High For You? When it comes to success in the business of running a martial art studio, it has been my observation that many would-be studio owners greatly underestimate the sacrifice needed to be successful. Granted, you can still start a martial art school with almost no…

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Want To Learn “Psychic Karate”?

Why Everything Counts in Martial Arts Marketing Hey, want to learn “psychic karate”? Just the other day, I got an email from my brother with this subject line: “How to know every one of your karate opponents moves…before they strike!!!” Naturally, I wanted to see this deadly new martial arts style, so I opened the…

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