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Make Your School Thrive in the Summer.


Check out this Summer Success Toolbox at DojoEdge

 The Summer Success Toolkit is a package of systems that will help you thrive through the summer. The toolkit is made up of three parts Student Acquisition, Student Retention and Classroom Helpers. Never again feel like summer has to be slow. Never again feel like you can't rely on your own business to provide you with the cash you need to survive the summer.  ..

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Host A Martial Arts Summer Camp


School is out for the summer, which could mean a smaller turnout for your martial arts classes. Don’t let that be the case! Implementing a Summer Day Camp is a great way to keep your classroom momentum all year round. Summer Camps can provide kids with a fun day, parents with a stress free schedule and you a profit! So what makes a great martial arts summer camp? Here are a few things we think will help: ..

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4 Reasons to Wear a Rashguard Under Your Gi


Rashguards are a staple for no-gi grappling. They offer compression and protection without interfering with control. The benefits of wearing them are rarely debated, that is until it comes to wearing them under your gi. Those opposed to wearing the extra layer argue that they feel more restricted, that it isn't worth the extra laundry, and that competitions like IBJJF forbid them. So why is it that more and more schools are requiring their students to wear them? Here are some of the reasons why some martial artists choose to wear a rashguard under their gi. ..

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6 Marketing Strategies to get Students to Advertise Your Martial Arts School


Are you looking to attract new students to your martial arts school? If you're not utilizing these 6 marketing strategies then you're going to have a harder time. Chances are your current students are eager to share their excitement about the classes they're taking. Don't let this momentum go to waste. Here's how you can use their excitement to attract new students and grow your martial arts school. ..

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Screen Printing or Direct to Garment?


With the numerous types of printing options available, we understand how confusing it can be to pick the best option for you and your project. It's not a matter of which process is better, but rather, which process is better suited for your needs. We've put together this side by side guide to help you decide which route to take: Screen Printing or Direct to Garment. ..

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2016 Ocean Grand Nationals less than a month away!


Visit the Ocean State Grand Nationals Website to register

Don Rodrigues Karate Presents the Ocean State Grand Nationals on April 8, 9, and 10, 2016.

It gives us great pleasure to invite you, your family, and students to the 36th Annual Ocean State Grand Nationals. This year's event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with the Spectacular Nighttime Extravaganza being held in the Grand Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island. ..

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5 Martial Arts Injury Prevention Tips for Parents


There are more than 6 million kids participating in martial art classes across the United States and that number is constantly growing. So what does this mean for parents and instructors? It is becoming increasingly important to ensure your kids are staying safe and receiving the best possible martial arts education they can. Use these 5 tips to prevent injury and keep your kids safe during their training, because a safe class means a fun class! ..

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A Guide to Martial Arts Weaponry


Martial Arts Weaponry encompasses a wide spectrum of tools that can be found in many forms of traditional martial arts. The weapons we see in martial arts forms and demonstration today have been used for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Asia. Martial arts weaponry has developed into an amazing art form. It takes extreme discipline and focus to master a weapon. Many practices believe the weapon is an extension of the body. It can increase force and balance. This guide only grazes the basics of some of the weaponry out there. ..

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​Congratulations to Team Macho for a fantastic 2015


In the beginning of 2015, Christine Bannon-Rodrigues suggested that we bring back Team Macho. It has been years since Macho had a team out on the circuit. With an exceptional amount of help from Bannon, Team Macho was formed. We kept it small and quiet and only enlisted three athletes for our first year. However, three very remarkable and talented individuals were a huge success in the USA and beyond. Thank you to the team members, Dante Rodrigues, Kathryn Tian, and Ryker Weaver, and coach, Christine Bannon Rodrigues, for making 2015 such a success! ..

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Fight for a Better You: Why Martial Arts Classes Make a Great New Year's Resolution


Tired of writing an extensive list of resolutions that you’ll never be able to stick to? Instead improve your wellbeing this New Year in one easy step: take a martial arts class. Signing up for a martial arts class may seem like an unconventional resolution, but by doing so you will be able to improve your wellbeing on multiple levels. Martial arts improve self-confidence, self-defense, focus and physical fitness. ..

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