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Rotating curriculum
Coaching

Do you know the difference between a linear, rotating and nested rotating curriculum?

You may have heard the term rotating curriculum thrown around in martial arts circles before but what about a nested rotating curriculum? For years I have been using the traditional linear curriculum delivery model to teach our members but a few years ago I came across something called a rotating curriculum. …

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Balancing family with your lifestyle martial arts business
Business

8 steps to building a lifestyle martial arts business

When you taught your first martial arts class, I am guessing that you didn’t know if coaching would become a lifestyle martial arts business or just stay a hobby. This article gives you some starting points to help you balance the demands of your business, your health and your family.  …

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Members of different stages in the Participation Development Model
Business

Build A member and staff pipeline using a Participation Development Model

A participation development model can help you map out your programme and how they fit together. Once you master your marketing and you can successfully get people through the door, your next priority in your martial arts club is usually to make sure you retain your members. The balance is …

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Do as i say, not as i do. Over weight man in karate uniform with black belt
Business

Do as I say, not as I do: How a lack of congruency in your coaching can cost you members

Building congruency in your coaching is all about building alignment between the values you promote and the actions you take. We are all human and as such, at least some of our values will be aspirational. By this, I mean that most martial arts coaches will at least make a …

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Martial Arts Photography
Business

10 tips For martial arts photos that actually attract new students

The internet is awash with stock martial arts photos. While these images are better than nothing, they don’t offer the same authenticity as having photos of your own students in your marketing materials. If you don’t want to use stock photos anymore, this leaves you with three real choices. You …

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Martial arts class of different ages and grades
Coaching

Coaching Philosophy: What is It and How to Develop Your Own

Your coaching philosophy isn’t just a set of aspirational statements that you would like to adhere to, but guiding principles that you do your best to implement in every martial arts class you teach. Defining and documenting your own coaching philosophy will give you clarity when dealing with different situations …

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