Staff Development for your Martial Arts School

We schedule our staff meetings every Saturday mornings, and the goal is to develop communication, teaching and leadership skills.  There are many different topics we cover, here are a few of them:

  • Our martial arts school’s history.
  • The reasons kids take Taekwondo.
  • Why do adults take Taekwondo?
  • Why do families take Taekwondo?
  • How to do proper warm up
  • How to teach forms.
  • Sharing their own stories they had with other parents.
  • Safety tips
  • Professionalism
  • Time management

It is necessary to discuss from different point of views, not just as Masters and school owners.

To be a good instructor, I require them to be a good student first. My instructors are required to be training at least twice a week, testing regularly, attending the special events, and being a respectful student.   You need to be very specific about what it takes to become a good student.

You also need to be a team player.  I’m not looking for an all-star leader or an all-star instructors who are just going to show off and do their own thing. We teach together as a team. So we’re going to need to communicate with one another.  It is important how you deal with other people on your team and how you handle conflicts.  For example, sometimes we have teenagers who don’t get along with each other.  We explain to them you’re going to handle yourselves professionally and part of the team.  We want them to know that from the very beginning.

Lot of these potential team leaders are 13 or 14 year old kids.  For many of them, I’m the first boss they ever had.  I’m the first person they have to be responsible to and earning a paycheck from. So not only am I their master, I’m their first actual employer and I take that responsibility very seriously.  It’s then my job to teach them about what being a professional means.  It means being on time, it means if you’re not going to be able to make it to a meeting, you’re going to email me several days in advance and say, “Hello, Master Chung, I apologize but my family and I are going out of town this weekend, I won’t be able to make it to the meeting.”

They have to be dressed clean with clean uniform.  They have to be well shaved and showered. All of these are part of being a professional, and it’s my pleasure to really introduce those concepts to them.

 

By Master Andy Chung

 

Did You Maximize Your Martial Arts Summer Camp?

By Master Alan Belcher

There is a saying, “if you create a vision that everybody believes in, your staff will make the right decision. You have to plan your summer camp strategy and you have to have the right vision and mindset. If you create the right vision, your staff will make the right decision. If you don’t know why you’re doing martial arts summer camps, it’s not going to matter. If you are just doing it to make money, you won’t achieve its full potential.

Let’s talk about the outcome of your summer camps in your martial arts school. When I start building summer camps at my school, I sit down with my staff and we come out with the outcome. What do we want to get out of our summer camp? If your staff tries to explain to somebody, a client, student, or a parent, and if all they know is that it’s $250 a week, it’s not going to be very powerful. Continue reading

Martial Arts Business Strategy by Master Andy Chong

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Kama Audio File – Martial Arts Business Strategy by Master Andy Chong

44 minutes, mp3 format

How to download:

  • Click on the audio link above (new tab should appear will audio file playing)
  • Right click on the “Pause button”
  • Click “Save video as”

Save this very informative audio file to your phone and listen on your way to work, at the gym, or in your office!  Start applying what you’ve learned at the Kama Summit 2016. Jump start in taking the next step for your martial arts school.

Adapting to Today’s Business Climate – Audio file

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Kama Audio File – Adapting to today’s business climate by Master Chan Lee

23 minutes, mp3 format

How to download:

  • Click on the audio link above (new tab should appear will audio file playing)
  • Right click on the “Pause button”
  • Click “Save video as”

Save this very informative audio file to your phone and listen on your way to work, at the gym, or in your office!  Start applying what you’ve learned at the Kama Summit 2016. Jump start in taking the next step for your martial arts school.

Master Rondy operates a 24,000 sq ft SUPERSCHOOL!

Master Rondy

“Learn always, be an eternal student…

If you are not moving forward,
you are standing still.
If you are standing still,
you are slipping backward.”

Rondy sideMaster Rondy McKee holds a 7th Degree WTF Taekwondo Black Belt, a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Korean Hapkido Federation and she also teaches Wing Chun and Women’s Self Defense. Master Rondy is a columnist for Taekwondo Times Magazine, is a certified International Referee and a certified Testing Judge through Kukkiwon, she is also a former Korean Tiger Team Member – the Professional Demonstration Team in South Korea. Master Rondy teaches Martial Arts business seminars around the world and serves as the Program Director for White Tiger, her 24,000 sq. ft. Superschool in Cary, NC.

Meet and network with Master Rondy at the Kama Summit 2016 in Las Vegas on March 4th & 5th. She is a Kama VIP and will be on the Kama panel. Find out how she operates a 24,000 sq ft SUPERSCHOOL, how she achieved HUNDREDS of new students last year, and much more!