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Preventing Dropouts before They Happen: Part 1

  Here are some unfortunate statistics: less than 2/3 of all students who study at college will graduate with a degree. Between 40 and 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. And, on a personal note, many of the students who come into our dojos for lessons, seemingly bright-eyed and eager to learn, will one day stop showing up.
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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fact-ing!

  Unless you’ve been living in the middle of nowhere, shunning all human contact and avoiding media for the last several decades, you’ve heard of kung fu. Chances are you’ve seen it portrayed in movies or on TV (like David Carradine’s Kung Fu series or the Kung Fu Panda cartoon franchise, depending on what generation you’re from). But how much do you really know about this ancient art?
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What Your "Classroom Barometer" is...and Why it's Essential You Know!

  Do you wish you could help kids focus better in class when they’re having trouble paying attention? Do you ever have a class get sidetracked, but can’t figure out where you went wrong?
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Get Stellar Participation When You Ask Your Kids Class Questions!

Have you ever attended a seminar, workshop or class where the presenter/teacher asks a question, and nobody wants to answer? Maybe they don’t know the answer, or they’re afraid of being wrong.
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Retention 101: 4 Easy Tips To Maximize Your Retention

Retention Tip 1: Acknowledge The Awkward “Welcome to our martial arts school.  Now, bow at the wall and listen to me speak in another language”… Okay, so we don’t actually say these things out loud, but you get the gist.  If you take a BIG step back, and look at how your classes are run from the new student’s prospective, you may find a few things that would seem confusing or maybe even down right weird…  Don’t worry! That doesn't mean that your program needs an overhaul.  It simply means that you need to identify what may look or sound weird to new members and take the time to explain those items to them.  However… There may also be things in our programs that we do, simply because we have always done them and, perhaps, they are stumbling blocks for potential clients, especially adults… 
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5 Reasons Why All Martial Arts Schools Should Use Custom Gear

Hey, martial arts school owners! You want to make your school to stand out from the competition and get more attention, right? If you don’t sell gear customized with your school’s logo in your pro shop, you’re missing out on a valuable opportunity. Here are five reasons why every school owner (including you!) needs to offer custom products: 1)     It’s one of the easiest ways to market your business. What happens at your school shouldn’t stay at your school. Your logo on T-shirts, bags, and other apparel will be proudly worn and carried by your students everywhere they go. How frequently do you see Apple and Starbucks icons? Now imagine someone seeing your logo on the street and thinking, “Oh, yeah – that’s that karate school over on Main. I think Alex goes there.” Without you doing anything, someone is thinking of your school. They are associating your brand with martial arts. Boom, instant marketing.
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Martial Arts SuperShow Speaker Preview

Spoiler alert! Don’t read the following article if you don’t want to learn information that will help you improve your martial arts school, increase student retention rates, and boost business! The Martial Arts SuperShow is just around the corner. This July 5-7 at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, martial arts school owners will come from across the country to learn from the best of the best: business pros, highest-level martial artists, and school owners who have made their careers out of teaching their students martial arts, and their peers how to run a business. This year’s show is going to be spectacular! The details are too good to keep to ourselves, so without further ado, here’s a peek at just a few of the people coming to SuperShow this year. Eyal Yanilov
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2016 Martial Art SuperShow

It’s back! The biggest martial arts trade show and education event, the Martial Arts SuperShow, is returning for its 15th year. Every year, the MASuperShow team works to build a schedule full of seminars, training sessions and learning opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else in our industry. The 2016 Show will be back at the newly renovated MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, and will feature celebrities, industry icons and martial arts legends.
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6 Ways to Welcome New Students to Your School’s Family

When a new student enrolls, it can be a bit overwhelming for him or her. He or she can easily get lost in the shuffle if we, as instructors, don’t pay close attention. It’s important that we make new students feel as comfortable as possible. Prospective students need to be treated as special guests and in such a way that they immediately feel right at home. Here are some ideas for creating a welcoming environment for new students. 1. Introductory Class
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