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Martial Arts Teaching: The Mark of an Amateur Teacher

Martial Arts Teaching: Pulling Up-1 from John Graden on Vimeo.

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Martial Arts Insurance: What If It Really Is Your Fault?

MATAInsurance.com What If It Really Is Your Fault? If you are responsible for an accident or injury, tell your martial arts insurance company so. Let them know that you really believe that you owe these people, and you would like them paid. This might affect your standing with your insurer, and would probably affect your…

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Martial Arts Teaching: The Mark of an Amateur Teacher

Martial Arts Teaching: Pulling Up-1 from John Graden on Vimeo.

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Martial Arts Insurance: The Best Defense Is a Good Defense

MATAInsurance.com The Best Defense Is a Good Defense The best defense is having a good defense ready. If an attorney has to contact you to find out what happened in an accident eight months ago, and you are vague because you can’t quite remember, that won’t help your case much. If the attorney asks who…

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Martial Arts Insurance: Mitigating Damages

MATAInsurance.com Mitigating Damages While you have to have martial arts insurance, your mission is to never have to use it. The word “mitigate” means “to make less harsh or hostile.” The principle of mitigating damages involves making sure that you take steps to reduce the level of harm. It is normally applied to “plaintiffs” (people…

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Reduce Your Martial Arts Insurance by Avoiding Accidents

MATAInsurance.com Avoiding Accidents In order to avoid using your martial arts school insurance, you have to address the issue of accidents step-by-step, the first general issue to consider is avoiding accidents. No matter the present situation with documentation or martial arts insurance, if no accidents occur, then there will be no claims. There are three key…

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Setting And Maintaining a Standard for Conduct in Your Martial Arts Class

This is part of a series of lessons on how to teach martial arts. While most every teacher is a skilled martial artist, few are ever provided the tools, tactics, and strategies of a great instructor. MATA is dedicated to providing the resources and education to fill that gap. The 100 Percent Rule There’s one acceptable…

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Martial Arts School’s Liability Insurance Limits

Standard Liability Insurance Limits for Martial Arts Schools Standard liability limits for martial arts schools in today’s world are one of the following: $1,000,000 per occurrence (single claim) and either $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 annual aggregate (total of all claims in a given year). $2,000,000 per occurrence and $4,000,000 aggregate. Higher limits are available through purchasing…

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Martial Arts School Insurance Cost?

What does Martial Arts School Insurance Cost? The average premium for a martial arts school in Sports and Fitness Insurance Corporation is $1,028.28. This includes all of the limits available and any charges for after school programs or day camps. Again, this is with all limits. The average base annual General Liability premium is under…

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Dealing with Misbehavior in the Martial Arts Class

When I was coming up the ranks, it was not unusual to witness a student being executed. This typically was a case where a student showed a bad attitude at a tournament or while visiting another school. Somehow the word got back to my instructor, Walt Bone. Mr. Bone would pair the student with a…

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The Principles of an Authoritative Instructor

Your words are the most important words in your class. Make sure you respect them and use them well. No Competition When you speak, every student should be able to hear you. Make it a rule that as soon as you start to speak to the entire class, everyone turns to you and listens out…

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Martial Arts School Insurance: Questions to Ask a Provider

1.  Does the program’s General Liability policy include an exclusion for athletic participants? If so, it’s not the right program for martial arts school insurance. 2. Is Professional Liability included in the General Liability? It will cost more if you have to buy it separately and martial arts schools need both! 3. Is Sexual Abuse…

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