Rant: Everyone Is On Their Own Journey

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If you want to keep your students longer, you have to understand that everyone is on their own journey. You have to create a success map for them and their individuality. So, everyone's on that extra journey. Everyone's got different results that they want to get. So, even though we have in martial arts a set path set out for them, it's important to understand that everyone has their own journey. So, go create your own success map for each and every single individual student and I'll guarantee you you keep them longer.

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Rant: Get Your Class Pumped

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Crowd attracts a crowd. There's nothing like exciting classes to really help with your retention, not only from a student point of view, but also a referral if you really want to generate some excitement in your school. Some things that we do is make sure you've got a great programme, but more importantly, instructors are able to deliver that with enthusiasm, are able to deliver that in exciting and a fun way. I tell you what, your students will be loyal to you forever.

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Rant: Building Community is Vital

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Retention is one of those tools in your tool box that is extremely important to keep members. One of the tips I found, is to create a really good community and how you do that is having dynamic classes, make it really exciting, but generally build really good rapport with your students. That's one of the key factors. It's easy to actually keep people who enjoy being around you rather than struggle trying to market to new people. So, retention is the key. The best way to do so is to create a great family and a community in your school.

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Rant: Praise Awards and Postcards

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Praise, awards and postcards are all vital for your assistant instructors to be doing at the end of class. So what does this mean? Well praise, make sure your assistant instructors are continually praising your students, not just in the class, but after class with high fives, good jobs, and all that type of stuff. Don't forget your awards, little merit certificates, awards certificates, badges, all these little things are silly. Jelly beans that your students will thrive on for doing a great job in class. And last but not least, postcards. There is nothing better than your students getting that postcard in the mail. Man, you should see the smile on their face.

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Rant: Awareness is Everything

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If you wanna maximise the usage of your assistant instructors, you must make sure that they have full awareness of what's going on in your classes. Things like knowing where the belts are and how to tie them, where the equipment is, getting ready for the next drill, and also where to sit and stand when the instructor is actually presenting their next part of the class. These are all parts, your assistant instructor must do if they wanna do a top job.

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Rant: 33 Times Rule

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You've heard of the 3 X rule, well this insight we've multiplied it by 10 and will talk about the 33 x rule. Check it out for some quick wins!

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Rant: Define Roles and Expectations

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This week we look at setting clear and defined expectations and roles in order to Maximise Your Assistant Instructors. There are some great tricks you can use to ensure you get the most out of your Assistants and are able to get on with holding the class and giving the most value.

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Rants: Reactionary Games

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It's not about what we do. It's about why we do it. You've got to connect with a student and the parent watching about why we're doing that game. Make sure your students and your parents connect to not just the what the game itself but the why you're doing it as well.

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Rant: Martial Artists Best Tool

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Using the martial artist's best tool will really help you to have that fun, that safety, and also really make it quite interactive as well too. Challenge games are a vital part to be able to also get your classes pumping.

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Rant: Martial Arts Games and Partner Games

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Want to know what type of games you can effortlessly include in your lesson plans? Check out our TIMA Business Insight for some great advice and easy-to-implement strategies and tools you can take away and implement in your school right  now.

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