More and more people are looking to learn how to start a karate school. The demand is high for kids as well as adults to learn a way to defend themselves and also to become part of a larger community. It may take several weeks to several months to actually start a karate school, but the turnout will be well worth all of the effort.
- Choose a location for the karate school. Because of the skill and practice involved, it is important to find a place that has enough room for many different people to be able to work together during classes. There are drills, discussions and even head to head practice that will all take place at a karate school. If there isn't enough room, chances are, you aren't going to be very successful.
- Find instructors. If you know a lot about karate and karate schools, you may be able to teach the classes yourself. However, this can be time consuming and it may be difficult to run the school and teach and try to take care of marketing and accounting. Find instructors that are not only certified, but come highly recommended from other employers or by reputation alone.
- Get insurance. Because starting a karate school means that there is a chance that participants can get hurt, it is important to make sure that you are covered by some type of insurance. You probably can't rent or purchase a location without having insurance on it, but you need to have coverage for the business itself. You should also make sure that you are covered and will not be held personally responsible in case of an accident.
- Decide on a schedule. If you already have some idea of what kind of interest you are going to have before you start a karate school, it should be easy to put together a tentative schedule and see how the classes fill up. Make sure that you offer classes at all different levels and that you have a complete program from beginner to expert so that people can stick with your karate school throughout their time of learning.
- Open the doors. Take the time to set up a registration at least three times before classes begin. You may want to have one at the karate school, one at a local park, and one at a local business like the mall in order to attract attention and get people interested in coming to the karate school.
- Teach children and adults karate. When you start a karate school, you are bringing out a skill in other people that they may not have realized that they had. Participants are all coming to classes for a variety of reasons, so make sure that they are learning and enjoying all of the hard work.
Once you know how to start a karate school, it is possible to open up multiple locations and expand your instructions and participants from all over the community.