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The Nation’s Foremost Child-Development Karate Franchise Eliminates Monthly Royalty Fee
Philadelphia, PA. (April 20, 2009) /PRNewswire/ PRO MARTIAL ARTS Franchise Corporation is one of the largest operators of karate studios encompassing an exciting and diverse children’s curriculum of martial arts techniques. The Grandmaster Samane System taught at Pro Martial Arts is the result of decades of training and teaching experience. It encompasses a curriculum of martial arts techniques drawn from the Korean arts of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido. Students at Pro Martial Arts develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, stamina and balance while learning effective and proven self-defense skills in a fun and energizing environment.
“The most common royalty structure is a royalty payment based on a percentage of the franchisee’s gross sales. The percentage can vary, but normally the range is between 5% - 8%,” said Carl Kosnar, Managing Partner of The Kosnar Group, franchise development consultants for Pro Martial Arts Franchise Corporation.
“Our goal is not to extract more money from the franchisee as he or she becomes more successful, but instead, we want to build a long-term relationship with our franchisees. We would like our franchisees to be our partners and allow them to build equity in their businesses. We realize that in order to grow the PRO MARTIAL ARTS franchise chain nationally, we need to get innovative and aggressive. That is the reason that we instituted a monthly $10 fee per student enrolled in lieu of a percentage royalty,” said Grand Master Samane.
“Pro Martial Arts does not compete with other karate schools; it offers the other half of a "private school education" providing students with character, health and safety education. We use karate as a vehicle for developing character in each child,” added Kosnar.
Americans are now spending over $4 billion yearly on tutoring for their children, and this amount is only expected to grow in the coming years as parents are increasingly spending their money for supplemental educational enrichment and remediation.
Samane added, "Besides the unique educational method and philosophy mentioned, I believe that Pro Martial Arts fosters a strong and positive parent-child relationship. We do not hesitate to tell parents that they need to be very involved in the process, and, if they cannot, they should not enroll their child. In encouraging and supporting the child to live the lessons learned at Pro Martial Arts, the parent is able to be involved in the child'''s progress.”
"Pro Martial Arts helps children to develop the skills to do better in school and the confidence to do better in everything else," said Carl Kosnar. "The fact that the impact of the Grandmaster Samane system lasts a lifetime and can truly change a child's life is the most important part of what Pro Martial Arts delivers.”
“Pro Martial Arts prides itself most on seeing its students gain a love for learning and develop life skills to help society. Those skills include focus, perseverance, patience, and compassion. Our students develop not only good minds and bodies, but also good hearts. To our franchisees and employees, it is much more than just seeing our students master karate skills. We take great pride that our educational method involves the student taking part in his or her own goal setting because learning is so much more enjoyable this way; we know this from watching our students. We also pride ourselves in the fact that all of our actions and decisions are made in the best interest of the child," said Samane.
About PRO MARTIAL ARTS Franchise Corporation
PRO MARTIAL ARTS Franchise Corporation is a membership karate studio business consisting of unique karate training regimens which utilize a system and products that are proprietary to the Grandmaster Samane System. PRO MARTIAL ARTS offers a turn-key franchise with the franchisee and staff receiving full training and ongoing support. The Company sources and trains salespeople in addition to recruiting karate instructors for its franchisees. The vast majority of our students are children and adults who are interested in child development and life skills programs.
Potential PRO MARTIAL ARTS franchisees are required to pay a $25,000 franchise fee which is included in the $84,835 to $99,875 range of capital needed to get started. Location options range from retail strip shopping centers to freestanding commercial buildings. Absolutely no previous karate training or business experience is necessary to qualify for a PRO MARTIAL ARTS franchise.