Contact local schools and see if they are interested in allowing you to do a demonstration in their morning assembly. You could give out leaflets for each child to take home and reach a lot of potential students in a short amount of time. If you have the resources, why not offer an after-school programme? Parents usually love the idea of having a safe and local club for their kids to go to for an hour to keep them amused after school.
Many martial arts clubs are raising much-needed funds by offering a venue for kid’s birthday parties. This is a perfect chance to introduce potential new members to the club and your own students could lend a hand and provide supervision. Parties could be themed, and the dojo decorated with tablecloths bearing your club’s logo. Why not provide branded invitations to parents and a special birthday black belt embroidered with the child’s name? The ideas are endless!
Everyone likes a bargain! Offering special membership deals for families can be a fantastic way of encouraging people to enrol. Kids are much more likely to attend if they have a brother or sister to train with. Distribute flyers or give out vouchers to local schools to advertise the discounted membership.
It’s a well-known fact that younger children love stickers and will do almost anything to get one! Motivating younger children who have a shorter attention span can be hard work. Make life easier by giving them a Dojofit Challenge Pack full of stickers, charts and certificates. This unique pack will encourage children to warm-up and exercise correctly. Making exercises into games can also be a simple way to motivate your younger students and giving them a Success Sticker at the end of the session will end the class on a positive note and make them want to keep attending your club.