3 Ways to Help Jumpstart Your Martial Arts School After COVID-19

Take this Time to Reflect, Review, and Retool Your School

COVID-19 shutdowns should end in May 2020. That is at the front of the slowest time of the year for martial arts schools. Here are three programs that can help you to get your school back on track fast.

The goal is always to “Turn a negative into a positive.” This shutdown gives you time to reflect, review, and retool your school. You must be PROACTIVE in creating new and exciting programs to motivate your students to come back.

After-School Program

According to CARE.com, the average family pays $238 a WEEK for after-school care. Again, that’s many times more than a standard evening students’ tuition. Next week’s podcast will be devoted to planning, launching, and profiting from a successful after-school program.

Many of your students are ALREADY in after-school programs. Why not pay you instead? It will help the family by combining two destinations, two activities and two bills into one.

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Curriculum Upgrade

If you are planning on simply “returning to normal,” you are setting yourself up for a huge letdown. Students will NOT fill your school as fast as they emptied your school. You NEED something new and exciting to attract them back. Empower Kickboxing (EKB) is the ideal curriculum to create excitement about returning to your school. .

Here are some sample lesson plans. EKB classes are for ALL RANKS. The only separation is a kid’s class and an adult class. Otherwise, all ranks train in the same class together. This will dramatically reduce your workload and help students to lock in a weekly attendance schedule that will not change as they move up in rank.

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Click to see: How to Evaluate Your Curriculum

Crossfit is Now Offering an After-School Program

Crossfit is Now Offering an After-School Program

Elementary and middle school age children have to be someplace safe after school. CrossFit centers are starting to see that need and offering a solution. CrossFit is not easy. It’s brutal training, but the owners do not allow kids to join the after-school program UNLESS they do the training.

That is how the Transported After-School Martial Arts (TASMA) program works as well. It’s not babysitting. It’s pure martial arts. The only difference is the kids come to your school five days a week, so their skill level increases more rapidly than a monthly, two-classes a week student.

Like CrossFit, TASMA is not a franchise. It’s a licensing program much like Empower Kickboxing or COBRA-Defense. The flexibility of a licensing program allows them to offer options like an after-school program.

Martial arts schools are perfectly positioned to offer an after-school program. The key is in running like a strict martial arts program rather than a YMCA.

CrossFit Rush in Canada is charging $16.50 per day ($330) per month for their CrossFit After-School Program.

The typical after-school martial arts student is worth $79 – $299 per WEEK. That’s $316 – $1,196 per month. If you’re interested in creating that kind of income while helping your community by providing a great after-school option for families, find out more at AfterSchoolKing.com

Truth About the After-School Business 

Truth About the After-School Business 

As you can see from this handful of recent headlines, the DCF and similar agencies have full plates. Compared to the child abuse and abduction cases they typically have to deal with, after-school programs have not been high on their radar.

However, now that a high profile, non-compliant after-school program in Tampa, Florida shut down, DCF seems to have grown a new set of teeth.

Schools that were following the same operating plan as the Tampa program have been hit with cease and desist orders in at least California and Florida, that we know of.

Why would the authorities in other states suddenly get busy with investigations? How hard would it be now for a school owner to drop stress bombs and legal bills on a competitor by placing an anonymous call to DCF claiming that, the “school down the street” is using the same after-school business system that got shut down in Tampa?

Would you pay a martial arts school business “expert” big bucks if he has only been in business three years and can’t even make that work?

Before signing on with any self-proclaimed after-school guru organization, make sure:

  1. They have at least a decade of successfully operating their own after-school program. Duh!
  2. They will not take your money before contacting the authorities in your state to make sure “the plan” is compliant as the FIRST STEP.
  3. They have 25+ years of personally operating a compliant after-school program.
  4. They have helped hundreds, if not thousands of school owners launch and operate successful, COMPLIANT after-school programs while operating their own at the same time.
  5. They have decades of experience in DCF offices, on the phone, and in the courtroom fighting for after-school owners.
  6. They are aligned with a group with a long-term reputation for honesty and leadership.

If you are interested in launching a profitable, compliant after-school program, be sure to join MATA to get full access to a massive training program and courses.

10 Questions to Help Evaluate Your After-School Program

With recent instances of an after-school program shutting down due to compliance issues and the death of a 3-year child left in a van at an Orlando facility, we’ve recruited some expert assistance to help owners running martial arts after-school programs to get a deeper under

While many gurus promote After-School Program Systems as an easy route to six-figures, the reality is that in order to run a stable, secure after-school program, compliance with state laws has to be front and center.

Our experts have never had to shut down because of the law. Indeed, for over 20-years, they have defeated every effort to shut down any of their client’s after-school programs. That is in stark contrast to after-school gurus who have to shut down their own programs, yet continue to play expert.

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