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How Much Can You Really Make As A Martial Arts Instructor?

Posted on 30 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Whether they are in Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, or MMA Millions of martial arts fans dream of becoming full time martial arts instructors, getting away from the daily grind of their regular, dull day job and doing something they really love. Whether or not it is feasible to make the jump from student to instructor really comes down to the dollars and cents. So how much can you really expect to make as a martial arts instructor?

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Expanding Your Martial Arts Empire: Best Places For New Schools

Posted on 29 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

No matter how big your martial arts school or MMA training center is it has it’s revenue limits. Even if you have really tapped into the best marketing strategies, have pumped up same customer sales and are even drawing martial arts fans and MMA competitors from across the country you can only fit in so many students. That means you have to expand your martial arts empire and branch out with new schools in order to really hit the big bucks. But where are the best places to open new martial arts schools.

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How To Guarantee A Profitable Start For Your Martial Arts School

Posted on 16 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Owning and running a martial arts school or MMA training center can be a great business. Not just because they can become extremely profitable but because it is a fun and fulfilling dream for many martial arts fans. However far too many martial arts business owners all too often find themselves with an empty and never used martial arts mats and end up panicking as to how they are going to fill it or end up going out of business before they even get going as the bills just aren’t being covered fast enough by new sign ups.
This stems from a crucial mistake – investing in a business and just hoping to see students and profits coming in the door. No matter how great your plans are or how great an instructor or martial artist you are, that does not directly equate to revenues. Sad but true.  Thorough planning and conducting market research before charging ahead is a must and can help a lot. However even those friends, students or martial arts classmates from another dojo who say they are going to follow you may not.
So how do you guarantee a profitable start? Get students to sign up before you open or even furnish your premises! If you can get sign ups and get students to actually write checks and make the commitment before you spend valuable resources you can be sure that you already have real students and that money is flowing in from day one. Some of you may think this will be hard to do without a physical premises already equipped and set up for people to visit. However it is easier than you think and well worth the effort. After all, would you rather just take a gamble with treasured life savings and risk losing it all along with your lifelong dream or spend a couple extra weeks ahead of time actually starting to bring in cold hard cash?
The easiest way to do this is to start by approaching other martial arts students, gym members and those that frequent your local nutrition stores. Additionally, businesses provide access to dozens of potential members at one time. Businesses are realizing that healthy employees (and those that can defend themselves) will be around for longer, saving the company recruiting and training costs so for them it should be a ‘no brainer’ to pay or perhaps pick up part of the membership for employees as an extra perk.

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Martial Arts: Speed VS Power

Posted on 13 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

The argument about which is more important for martial arts; speed or power, is one that has gone on for centuries. It is an argument that has created very different martial arts styles. Some like Tae Kwon Do rely on speed while other forms of karate put a lot of emphasis on physical strength. Other styles style like Aikido and Judo rely mostly on technique as the primary concern while speed and power play different roles depending on which specific schools you attend.

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Martial Arts Kicks On The Street

Posted on 08 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Every martial art has it´s own unique kicks. They range from the rudimentary kicks of some styles of karate the the many acrobatic kicks of TaeKwonDo.  However the real question is are martial arts kicks effective for use on the street and if they are, which ones are the best to use?

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Tae Kwon Do Sparring Tips

Posted on 06 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

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Keep Fighting 5 Minutes After You Are Dead!

Posted on 04 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

That is then answer to being asked when you should give up or stop fighting back – ´5 minutes after you are already dead´!

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Tasers & Stun Guns: Stun Gun Baton

Posted on 01 August 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Not only have taser guns become one of the US police forces favorite and most commonly used

(but highly controversial) weapons in their arsenal but are also used by criminals in the street. Taser guns have been touted as a non-lethal tool used to easily subdue an attacker, but have received much negative press after several deaths involving police use of tasers on the public. Tasers provide easy take downs by overriding the central nervous system sending the victim to the floor in record speed.

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