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”