One of the largest benefits of practicing Martial Arts is that it helps with goal setting, specifically for kids. Belt levels and progressions are one of the easiest ways to help your students set and achieve goals as a Martial Arts business owner. Your students look up to you and they will take what they learn from you and apply it off the mat and in their life, which is why it is so important to have an organized belt rank system.
So, how can you best set your students up for success?
- Use a belt tracking structure
This is by far the most important step to set your students up for success when it comes to setting goals and progressing in their belt level. Too many Martial Arts instructors loosely keep track of their student's progress and, therefore, struggle to decide when to promote their students.
With a belt tracking system like Wodify Progressions, you can customize your business’s belt levels and add specific criteria to each level. Adding individual skills within each belt level will give students a sense of small wins, which will increase their motivation.
Not to mention, adding individual skills keeps you organized in tracking students’ progress so you can easily and accurately inform the student or their parents about their progress towards the next belt level and exactly what they need to do to get there. With Wodify Progressions, students and their parents can see belt & level progress within the Wodify Mobile App.
- Meet with your students regarding their progress
Once you have an organized belt rank system, you will be able to quickly and easily pull information regarding each individual student’s progress. Even though this progress is always visible through the Wodify Mobile App, it is important to have a conversation with your students to discuss their progress and how they feel they are progressing.
Even though having an organized belt rank system makes progressions more objective, it is still important to gather subjective feedback from students as well.
- Acknowledge your students’ successes
Finally, it goes without saying that it is crucial to award your students for achieving their goals. The beauty of belt progressions is that there is inherently a gift in receiving a new belt, but try having a small ceremony or giving them a free class when they achieve the next level to keep them motivated!
Whether you are a business owner, instructor, coach, or student we hope you can walk away with some of these valuable lessons.
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