exactly does it mean to become a "SHAKU school"
is both a philosophy and systemized methodology for
operating a successful martial arts school. By becoming a SHAKU licensed
school, you will
be provided with all the tools, strategies and systems
that you need to be successful within your community.
teach Jeet Kune-Do, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, etc…). Do I
have to stop teaching my system?
Family Martial Arts values high quality training and martial arts
expertise. Your style, system and lineage does not
need to be abandoned but rather will be enriched and
supported through the implementation of the SHAKU Family
Martial Arts proven school business and operational systems.
You will have access to a wide range of resources that will aid you in ensuring
maximum benefit for students and high retention rates.
am a Karate, Kung-Fu, TKD, Jeet Kune-Do, etc…)
stylist, can I join SHAKU™?
Family Martial Arts embraces the value of diversity. Our
philosophy is one of appreciating differences and
encouraging unity among the many styles of martial arts.
Indeed "unity" is one of our core
values. Affiliating with SHAKU™
is not about following one style but rather it is about
joining together with other martial arts school owners,
possessing a variety of martial arts backgrounds, who
share this open minded philosophy. Our SHAKU™
school owners exchange ideas and methodologies,
enriching their collective understandings and helping
all of us (and our students) grow in the martial arts.
This is the power of the SHAKU™
I have to change the name of my school?
recognize that if you are an existing martial arts
school owner you have invested and built a local brand
in your market. We wish to complement and enhance that
local recognition, not detract from it. We encourage the
use of a "dual branding" approach in
order that the goodwill associated with your school name
is fully capitalized on, while now allowing you to
benefit from a growing recognized national brand.
currently use a billing company. Do I need to
continue doing so?
offers a comprehensive automated billing service that
will save you thousands of dollars per year over the
cost of your current billing company. We will
provide you with detailed analyses of these savings as
part of your free business assessment. For a quick
estimate, just launch SHAKU's BILLING
SAVINGS CALCULATOR. In addition to tuition
management services and savings, you will be provided
with the most technologically advanced school management
system available on the market today along with a
personal account manager and a host of web based
marketing and school operational tools.
much does it cost to acquire a SHAKU
is proud to promote a highly "inclusive"
licensing fee structure that encompasses a wide range of
otherwise costly benefits and services for a school
owner. Qualified existing school owners pay an
initial license fee of $7500. There is also an
monthly support fee rquivalent to 5% of school revenue.
What do I receive as part of my licensing fee each
Specifically, you will receive all the tools and support
that you need to operate a successful martial arts
school. This will include..
Strong, growing national brand
Established enrolment and marketing
Structured and organized curriculum
Leadership Training Program
Monthly support package
School operations manual
Buying power with suppliers
Preferred rates for full insurance
coverage (including sports injury)
Accounting and administration systems
Staff recruitment assistance &
Industry leading school management software
Extensive interactive website
Comprehensive automated billing service
Multiple revenue streams
Extensive business planning and coaching
Student training support via on-line video
In-depth education and training
Unparalleled on-going support
Hands-on school opening assistance
Part of a growing national network of
Cohesive and positive school culture
Committed to organizational integrity and
do I know if affiliating with SHAKU™
will be right for me and my school?
decision to seek a SHAKU™
school license will depend on the goals you have set for you,
your family and your students. The SHAKU™
system is designed to
provide each school owner with financial, instructional,
and operational tools and coaching that will enable you to attain the levels
of success that you desire. We are seeking to award
school licenses to school operators seeking an opportunity to join us in building a family of like minded, progressive thinking and skilled school operators who share our values and are committed to be part of Canada's most
recognized and respected martial arts schools.
is the next step?
If you wish to proceed in investigating SHAKU™ as a
licensed SHAKU school owner you will need to complete a Request
for Consideration. Once the information is
received and it is determined that you meet the initial
qualifications, you will be contacted for an
Interview and an exchange of information will commence. If you have
further questions relative to your specific situation,
please do not hesitate to contact