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#251267 - 05/05/06 05:45 PM Running a Successful Martial Arts Business
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Some good articles to get you started:

Ten Commandments of Running a Successful Martial Arts Business

Are You Spending Your Martial Arts Ad Dollars Wisely?

Why Students Quit

Spotless Marketing

Creating A Business Plan

Boosting Your Martial Arts School’s Income With Merchandise Sales

Budo and Business....Dispelling A Myth
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#251268 - 10/17/06 09:27 PM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: MattJ]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3119
Loc: East Coast, United States
Hello Matt:

Any chance you could put a title over any of these wonderful links; give a context what the particular subject might be of the particular article?

#251269 - 11/20/06 10:36 AM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: MattJ]
senseihonor Offline

Registered: 09/09/06
Posts: 62
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thank you for posting these articles.

I'm thinking about possibly starting up my own dojo (someday, far, far into the future). These articles are a great resource and have been giving me lots of things to consider.

BTW: I particularly liked the article "Why Students Quit".

#251270 - 08/10/07 03:58 AM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: senseihonor]
KirkhamsEbooks Offline

Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 4
I did a review on small dojo big profits

Review for Small Dojo Big Profits for All Martial Arts Instructors Read This Before You Download

As an author with a background in martial arts, sales, and public relations I am offering a unique view on Mike Massie's Downloadable Book and I have a FREE download for you


Edited by oldman (08/18/07 08:00 PM)

#251271 - 08/10/07 07:59 AM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: KirkhamsEbooks]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
Hey...wasn't there a thread on this topic...between Budoc and Kintama.....???

#251272 - 08/10/07 08:58 AM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: harlan]
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#251273 - 08/21/07 05:34 PM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: harlan]
ironsifu Offline

Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 37
Loc: sacramento, CA
i have a consultant, he got me to read this book, "good to great". is awesome, a little confusing because is not about martial arts, but business, and its good.

also, my brother is using gorilla marketing in 30 days. he's doing that right now in my school.

#251274 - 08/21/07 11:18 PM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: ironsifu]
oldman Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
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You might also try "The E-myth" by Michael Gerber.

#251275 - 08/28/07 10:09 AM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: oldman]
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Posts: 5843
Loc: USA
Somebody might get some value out of going thu the articles over on

The site owner has some really good and depending on your POV some really out of the box ideas about martial arts and business--and by "out of the box" I mean actually using normal business models and approachs to the martial arts.

The sections on how to run a karate club are gold.

Also some real food for thought about the motivation and reasons for opening and running a club/school.

You may read some opinions and POV that you seriously disagree with--but its a really good read none-the-less.

Edited by cxt (08/28/07 10:11 AM)
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won. Huey.

#251276 - 02/01/08 03:34 PM Re: Running a Successful Martial Arts Business [Re: cxt]
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 1
Here are some really good articles and videos on everything to do with running an MA school:
The videos are by John Graden, Melody Shuman and Nick Dougherty. Good luck and enjoy!


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