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Scoring a Win With a Career in Martial Arts

Scoring a Win With a Career in Martial Arts

By Charlene Roth
7 September 2022


Many people dream about being able to punch, kick, and defend themselves against attackers with their martial arts skills and dream of making a living in the field.

You may wish to explore different options to find a part- or full-time job in martial arts. That may be teaching at a gym, getting your foot in the door by volunteering, or even starting your own business.


Learn How to Instruct

You can get experience by participating in classes and training with your instructor at the gym where you learned. Ask your instructor if you can work alongside them as they teach their classes, offering to lend a hand when needed.

Watch instructional videos online and take notes of not only what the instructor is teaching but how they are teaching it. Pay attention to the things they’re doing that seem helpful, and make note of practices you see that you feel are not working.

Then try teaching friends. Let them be your practice group as you grow more comfortable with teaching. You can tweak your methods as you go, keeping what works and eliminating what doesn’t. Ask for honest feedback. You can even do that anonymously by allowing them to fill out forms excluding their name or personal details since they are more apt to be more honest that way.


Finding Work in a Studio or Gym

Evaluate your strengths and your interests before applying to studios or gyms and what form of martial arts you want to invest your time in. If it’s not an area you’re passionate about, you won’t be happy and your work will reflect that.

Be honest with yourself about your level of expertise, too. Being in over your head can be intimidating for you and will make it less likely your new employer will keep you on. It’s best to list your accomplishments and skills honestly. since most studios understand there will be a need to train new hires, anyway.

You can make the most of whatever accomplishments you wish to highlight by creating a standout resume. Check out sample martial arts resumes online to get a better idea of what to include in yours. Then list all your skills, experience, and achievements.

A visually appealing resume distinguishes you from the competition and attracts the attention of prospective employers. There are free resume templates you can use that can ensure your resume will look professional while being eye-catching, too. Using this resume builder app is as simple as selecting a template, editing it, and sharing it in any format you choose.


Starting Your Own Business

Starting your own business can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding, especially if you are passionate about what you do. It will take some time and effort, but if it’s something you really want to do, then it will all be worth it in the end.

Your first step needs to be creating a business plan. A business plan is like a roadmap. It allows you to plan out the various aspects of your business on paper and keeps you from making unnecessary mistakes later on. It includes your marketing plan as well as estimates for revenue, expenses, and how to make a profit.

What will you need to buy before you can get started? Materials? Equipment? How much will those things cost?

Explain your marketing plan; how you’ll reach your customers. Don’t forget to include digital marketing tools like a website, a social media presence, and an email marketing strategy.

Your business plan can help you get a loan or other forms of financial assistance but you’ll have included both your long-and-short-term goals.

The martial arts field is a growing and exciting industry to work in. It is a field where you can learn new skills, acquire new knowledge, and meet new people. And they’re not only for those with strong bodies. The truth is that anyone who has a passion for martial arts can work in this industry. You will need a great resume or business plan and a strong desire to put in the time and effort, but with its growing popularity, now is a great time to start a career in martial arts.


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