The Blackbelt Business Podcast is for martial arts school owners and managers.
Each episode features guests with stories, strategies and resources which can help you establish or enhance your business with best practices.
Most importantly, we’ll help you get back to doing what you love.
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Creating Inclusive Martial Arts Communities - Elliott Bayev (E24)
Elliott Bayev is a BJJ Black Belt, academy owner, and author of "Sales Jiu Jitsu," all about how sales and Jiu Jitsu are similar. Elliott is also the first person to have a women-only school and women-only competition team in Canada. Elliott joins the Black Belt Business Podcast to discuss building inclusive martial arts schools, best business practices for school owners, and the responsibility we have as martial artists to grow the reach of our respective arts and push them forward.
The Business of Jiu Jitsu - Karel Pravec (E23)
Karel Pravec, AKA the “Silver Fox,” is a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and one of Renzo Gracie’s very first students in the United States. His Silver Fox BJJ Academy in Northern New Jersey has been grooming grappling and MMA champions since 2006. Karel joins the Easton Online Podcast to discuss the business of Jiu Jitsu, including how academies must adapt as they grow and how to set priorities to succeed during COVID.
Watch the full podcast here: https://youtu.be/bfY8AHLpWyo
Building Successful Martial Arts Academies with Integrity - Michael Garaguso (E22)
Michael Garaguso has been running his school, Garaguso Karate, since the early 1980’s. He is professor Eliot Marshall's first martial arts instructor. Garaguso is also a master at adapting to the times, including adding BJJ into his curriculum. In this podcast he discusses how he has adapted his business practices to remain successful as times continue to change.
Passionate Teams Win - Chris Mierzwiak (E21)
Chris Mierzwiak is the General Manager at Easton Arvada. In this episode, Eliot speaks with Chris about his start in martial arts, transitioning to Easton, and what Martial Arts schools need to focus on to be successful.
Sean Madden - Building Muay Thai Programs, Structure, & Culture (E20)
Sean Madden is the Muay Thai Program Director for all Easton Training Center academies. In this episode, Eliot speaks with Sean about building a muay thai program at what was founded as a brazillian jiujitsu school.
Growth in Crisis - Jordan Shipman (E19)
Jordan Shipman the general manager of Easton's newest location in Longmont, which opened on January 13 of this year. Exactly 2 months after opening, Easton closed its doors due to the coronavirus crisis. We discuss Jordan's experience as a new martial arts school manager, what owners and managers can do to prevent their business from going under, how to grow during a crisis, and more.
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