Curse of the McDojo?

Another McDojo popup just down the street? Tired of seeing the power of real martial arts diluted by these dishonorable belt-mills? Tired of people comparing your hard earned rank with their 7 year old “brat-best”? In my newest live video, I go on an absolute rampage discussing the true nature of McDojo practices in the…

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Moolah Vs. The Martial Artist

Honor, respect, wholeness, balance…moolah?! There is a HUGE disconnect in most martial artists minds about what money is truly for and how it fits into the bigger picture to accomplish your mission in life. Today I talk about about the reality vs. fantasy of making big bucks as a martial artist and how charging higher…

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The Greatest Gift For The Modern Martial Artist

Doesn’t matter if you have huge 1000 member mega-dojo, whether you teach a handful of students in the park, or whether you only teach one-on-one private lessons, the business plan remains the same. Today I share how to change the way you see and talk about yourself and what you can do to increase your…

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Your True Value As A Martial Artist…

Every martial artist knows the power and impact training has had on our own lives. But why is so difficult than to translate that into the right frame of reference so everyone else understands? Today I talk about the PRICELESS value you represent and how to translate that into meaningful dollars teaching the right committed…

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To Free Trial Martial Arts Or To Not Free Trial?

Martial artists have been struggling to get, keep, and serve new students for quite some time.  Free trials (be it days, weeks, or even a month) seem like a good shortcut to bringing some volume through the door. But is it really the answer?  Today I share some valuable insight and perspective on the devaluation…

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Martial Arts Financial Truth

Why do most martial artists have such a difficult time making a good, stable living?  Does it really need to be so difficult? Or is it simply a choice most martial artists make? Today I share some valuable insight and perspective on the common belief that being the dirt-poor martial artist is the only way.…

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Stop Telling These Stories

Life is oftentimes challenging. Financially, personally, professionally, etc. But are the stories you’re telling yourself to get through these challenges really helping you? Or are they digging your hole deeper? This is a HUGE problem for all martial artists in that they often find themselves making up these damaging “stories” to soften and ignore the…

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Stop The Martial Arts Money Struggle

There is no rule nor law that says translating your martial arts knowledge and experience into money has to be a struggle.  If you look at other highly trained service professionals (doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc.) there is a very specific career track.  Why can’t there be the same for martial artists? Today I talk about…

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Something Ridiculous

While most martial artists are out there hustling to make ends meet, there’s a whole crop of gamers that are now getting paid to improve kids’ kill count in the popular video game Fortnite. Today I share this ridiculous trend and what you as a martial artist can do about it… Ready to make an…

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Your “Crazy” Martial Arts Vision?

The most common trouble with martial arts businesses is also their strongest ally… Because martial arts is an individualized service business, no two practitioners ever have the same vision. But if you have NO VISION, then how can you ever achieve anything? Today I talk about creating your martial arts vision and the quickest way…

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You Are Good Enough!

Too many Martial Artists suffer from what is commonly referred to as “Imposter Syndrome”.  This thought of “I’m not good enough” causes even the most experienced martial artist to chase after external validation (trophies, medals, certifications, affiliations, etc.) that just flat-out do not matter. Today I isolate and annihilate this all too common myth that…

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