Why did you begin teaching the martial arts?
I always wanted to be a teacher, and nothing seemed as rewarding as teaching martial arts. The martial arts combine many different disciplines: history, philosophy, kinesiology, wellness and more.
What is your school name and how did you choose it?
My school name is Rising Phoenix Martial Arts. I chose this name because my students, like the phoenix, ascend from their former conditions and become stronger than before.
ONE Championship is teaming with the United Nations to bring more voices to the table as part of the global organization's 75th anniversary.
The athletes of ONE are inviting their fans to participate in a one-minute survey from the UN that will inform global priorities moving forward.
Joining the initiative will be active competitors Vitor Belfort, "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan, Yoshihiro "Sexyama" Akiyama, Ritu Phogat, Rika Ishige, Bi Nguyen, Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol, and ONE Championship Vice President Miesha Tate.
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Why Every School Owner Must Have These Insights From Zen Planner!
Zen Planner's passion to power the martial arts experience for owners, instructors and students is palpable. That urgency to serve especially shines through in its Annual Martial Arts Benchmark Report. Zen Planner recently published its fourth report, and the company regards it as the strongest and most comprehensive edition yet. The purpose of the report is to lead martial arts school owners through every aspect of their business by combining unparalleled data with expert insights and actionable takeaways.
The half-way point of 2020 is fast approaching, in a year that has brought a string of events many of us couldn't have anticipated as it started. A viral pandemic effectively shut down business across the world for two full months; every customer-facing business had to shift to zero-contact models to help slow down community transmission of the novel coronavirus.
Heading into July, many areas across North America—and the rest of the world—are cautiously, optimistically navigating reopening for the summer.
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wning and operating your own dojo can be a dream come true for some. Passing along the knowledge is a tradition as old as the martial arts themselves. But for this process to succeed, would-be teachers must first secure a building, purchase insurance and market themselves.
The next step is just as crucial: Assemble a staff. You might start out working solo, but to grow, you'll need more people. Finding the best instructors is essential, and keeping them happy and motivated will put you on the road to long-term success. The following are my suggestions for maintaining a ship-shape crew:
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