7 Essential Resources for Martial Arts Schools
Every martial arts school needs a good set of resources to fall back on for help, guidance, advice and to ensure they keep improving and always stay up-to-date with new trends in the industry. This corner of the fitness world has a very specific set of needs and business goals, and the martial arts community is always keen to share knowledge with each other and share in their passion for this sport.
We know that having the right software is just the first step in making your martial arts school the best it can be. So much more needs to be done to remain competitive and at Clubworx we want your martial arts studio to harness the resources available to them to make this happen. Not sure where to look? We’ve come up with a varied collection of resources for you to utilise:
1. Martial Arts Media
Martial arts media is targeted solely at owners and managers of martial arts schools, providing invaluable blogs and podcasts on a wide range of topics such as promoting your martial arts school, attracting new members, developing a business strategy and more. Martial Arts Media also provides a free online workshop full of useful webinars that teach you how to attract, invite and retain members at your martial arts school.
2. Martial Arts Teachers’ Association
The Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA) is an international professional association for martial arts school owners and instructors. By joining this association, you gain access to the Professional Martial Arts Instructor Certification Program as well as a tonne of helpful information about teaching martial arts and implementing proven systems for every aspect of your school, improving student retention and much more.
By gaining certification through MATA, you will learn how to work with children and parents and get the tools you need to rise above the competition in the extremely competitive martial arts sector.
As one of the industry’s oldest and most established trade association and operational marketing experts for the martial arts industry, NAPMA is a link you will absolutely want on your list. NAPMA aims to help you achieve your martial arts business goals faster, and with thousands of martial arts school operators worldwide relying on NAPMA to help them become a success, you’ll want to be on board.
To take full advantage of the resources on offer, become a member to receive Mastering the Martial Arts Business Magazine, NAPMA programs for martial arts students as well as inclusion in the NAPMA online martial arts schools directory.
4. Black Belt Magazine
Considered to be the World’s Leading martial arts resource, Black Belt Magazine is the go-to place to stay up to date about what’s trending in the industry. This magazine focuses on both traditional and mixed martial arts and is filled with articles from fun and entertaining pop culture topics, and interviews with martial arts icons right through to practical self defense tips, advice and tutorials about training, techniques and more.
5. Blitz Australasian Martial Arts Magazine
Blitz is a magazine that specifically targets the Australasian market, but there’s plenty in here you’ll want to check out, no matter where your martial arts school is based.
The magazine shares insights from the world’s best martial artists, insights into unique styles, general self-defence and training tips and so much more.
The Facebook page is also worth a look as it shares plenty of interesting and entertaining posts that anyone in the martial arts industry can relate to.
6. Martial Arts Australia
The resources on Martial Arts Australia page aren’t just for Australian based schools because no other associations in the world does what they do. Not only does Martial Arts Australia provide useful business resources but they also openly tout the benefits of martial arts training to the public and consult with the government on behalf of the industry.
A group buying facility is set up here for Australian members who own and run martial arts schools. Members also have access to instructor courses, business mentoring, and above all else the schools who have membership gain extra credibility when issued with an instructor certification from this body.
7. Martial Arts Professional
As the title suggests, Martial Arts Professional is a publication that focuses on the business end of all things martial arts and is the ideal paper to subscribe to for any martial arts school owner. Their website also has plenty of articles and insights on topics such as martial arts management, marketing and education. And best of all you don’t have to pay a cent for these resources because subscribing to Martial Arts Professional is free!
Improve Your Martial Arts School
Once you’ve exhausted these resources, the next step you could take to improve the operations at your martial arts school is to implement our sophisticated martial arts software. Whether you’re located in Australia, USA, Canada or the UK, contact us today to find out how we can take your martial arts studio to the next step.
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