How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Part-Time Commercial Studio

Prior to getting into this post regarding the part-time commercial studio, let’s do a brief recap of how we got to this point.  We got the ball rolling by starting some classes at a YMCA, fitness facility, community center, or similar type venue.  We volunteered to be instructors in order to grow faster and build a strongContinue reading “How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Part-Time Commercial Studio”

How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Business Plan Pt. 2

In this post I will continue my series on how to start, grow, and maintain a karate studio.  In my last post I explained the importance of having a business plan and started going through the ins and outs of the business plan as it pertains to a martial arts studio (or similar type business).  That postContinue reading “How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Business Plan Pt. 2”

How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Business Plan Pt. 1

The year was 2006.  I was in Orlando, FL at a Tang Soo Do World Championship Tournament.  I had been running my studio at a YMCA for the last 2 years and had grown it to over 50 students.  I was working on opening a commercial studio and needed a little extra capital.  Although I didn’t quit my dayContinue reading “How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Business Plan Pt. 1”

How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Soft Start

So, you’ve been training in martial arts for many years, assisted teaching under the guidance of a mentor, and are now ready to take the big step and become a martial arts studio owner yourself.  Congratulations!  Now what? You can’t just close your eyes, think hard, open them up and poof, you have a bustling group ofContinue reading “How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – The Soft Start”

How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – Introduction

So, you have dreams of owning and operating a martial arts, fitness, dance, or yoga studio someday.  Well, I have been fortunate enough to have accomplished this feat.  I have been a speaker at numerous seminars on this topic and have successfully advised others in their pursuit of starting their own martial arts studio. For the sakeContinue reading “How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Martial Arts Studio – Introduction”

Take the Leap of Faith

The date was October 1st, 2008.  I was a young aerodynamics engineer at Boeing.  I walked into my supervisor’s office and told him my last day was going to be October 31st, 2008.  I was quitting to pursue my dream of being a full-time martial arts school owner.  If you recall, during the fall of 2008 we were inContinue reading “Take the Leap of Faith”

Re-opening in the COVID19 world, initial thoughts after one week

After 5 months, my martial arts studio finally reopened on August 3rd. Leading up to that moment was filled with excitement, anticipation, and anxiety, to say the least. Some of the thoughts running through my head were (and some still are): Can I ensure a safe atmosphere for the students? Is it a safe atmosphereContinue reading “Re-opening in the COVID19 world, initial thoughts after one week”