The Most Uncomfortable Thing to Do as a School Owner

Most of us started building our own school because of the impact that the martial arts have on us and it is something that we want to share with the world. 

So opening a school is not just a business, but also a passion. And when we are passionate about something, money is the last equation. 

I hope all of you realize that we can be passionate and also live the lifestyle of our dreams in martial arts. Our industry is thriving. 

It is our nature as human beings that if we do something brand new or do something out of our comfort zone can be challenging. 

You have the right to be compensated in return for teaching them the impact and benefits of martial arts, and the way how it impacted you as a school owner. 

You can’t put a price tag on confidence, focus and discipline therefore don’t be afraid to ask about the tuition, and don’t be afraid to ask them to pay in full.

This is an investment for the students because the return is greater than the monetary value. 

That is one thing you got to start understanding and get comfortable with asking for large amounts of money from your students. 

One of the Most Important Things in Running Multiple Companies

One of the most important traits of being an entrepreneur is the essence of expanding your purpose. 

As martial art we are a very passionate and driven industry and that passion comes from the core and within yourselves. 

Letting go is one of the most important attributes you have to develop as an entrepreneur, it is something that we struggle with because in our minds we have a certain way we do things and it is also an entrepreneur’s control trait.

If you don’t control this attribute about yourself you are going to run into constant challenges, especially in expansion. 

Learn to let go, learn to accept the fact that nobody is going to do it the way you want, how you want it to your level of the definitive term of perfection. 

Once you start letting go, basically you are giving the responsibility that you are doing and you feel like it should be done in a certain way, it’s going to drive you nuts when you start letting go and giving it to another person to do, and when you see that they’re not doing it in the level that you want to what happens is you’re constantly micromanaging which is one of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs do. 

You have to accept that nobody is going to do the same level you want it and they’re going to make mistakes. They have to make a mistake since it’s a part of growing.

Sometimes it’s going to take a lot of patience and not losing your temper.

If you don’t let go of your responsibilities and learn to hand them to your team members, you’re only going to hurt your ability to expand as an entrepreneur.

Martial Arts As A Career

Career day is a great opportunity and shows them what true martial arts teachers are all about.

Often, the school systems think that martial arts are violent and it’s going to wild things up, but in the past, it had been the way. 

Three goals in mind when walking into school talks

1. We want the teacher to fall in love with my presentation

Going to talk about respect, focus, discipline, and setting goals. We also want to create a bridge that explains how kids can use focus, respect, confidence, and discipline in school. The intention is to paint a picture to the faculty members we care about students. 

2. Make your student a hero for all of the kids

We want the teacher and student to realize how exceptional your student is. Treating them as a VIP and that they are super special. . It’s going to build their confidence and make them bully-proof.

3. By the end of the school talk, ask the teacher how did he/she like the presentation

Ask them if it’s good if the kids benefit from it. And ask them if do they know another classroom that would love to invite us and would love our message. 

This is a great opportunity to change lives for kids and make an impact on them by your articulating the benefits they will get when they do martial arts.

The Importance of Having Standard Operating Procedures


It is an acronym for “Standardized Operating Procedures.”

Standard Operating Procedures, aka “business systems,” were responsible for the rapid opening of 200 locations in the 1970s in only a few years.

When you create SOPs, you take something complicated and break them up into step-by-step tasks almost anyone can follow and consistently succeed.

It’s one of the reasons Spark Membership Software is so helpful because it, too, is based on successful martial arts business systems.

An enrollment conference is an excellent example of an SOP. It’s something you can systematize. And it’s wise to organize to create highly trained staff members who consistently produce results.

You can systematize everything by writing down the steps.

Creating SOPs (business systems) is pretty straightforward. They are just checklists of what to do for a specific task.

Here are some simple tasks you can systematize:

  • Your marketing
  • Your events
  • Your class structure
  • Your communication
  • Your sales process
  • The way you greet your members
  • Your rank testings

Write down the outline. Then practice it for a while and notice what needs to be tweaked, what needs to be eliminated, and what works great.

Then you monitor your results and adjust.

You deserve success. You impact lives.

Our Financial Advice to You

One of the things about success is making you more money. 

But when we start to become more successful, the first thing is that it shoots our self-confidence, which is very important for our self-esteem. 

And as martial artists, we need to understand the importance of discipline because for you to be successful, you have to have excellent discipline. 

As a school owner, when you start to reach a certain level of achievement and accomplishments, the level of confidence skyrockets.

But it’s also essential to understand that success also has a price. 

Success is no different than training. 

Success is something that you need to control, manage and understand as it can get the best of you. 

So many school owners achieve a certain level of success, but only a few have maintained it as they lacked the discipline to manage it. 

Success is a great thing, but it can also be your worst enemy if you don’t control it, and the scary part of it is you won’t ever know if it’s going to be short-lived. 

Be grateful, be humble, and put away the money you make for your future and family. 

Some go through hardship and achieve success that they tend to forget the past. You have to let your history remain and humble you. 

Manage your success, control your success, and don’t let success control you.