Martial Arts School Owner Coaching --and Art

Tom Callos' Blog, Newspaper, and Journal

Tom Callos is a martial arts school business and management consultant, a 7th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a retired multiple school owner who helps the martial arts industry, school owners, instructors, and their staff members to execute and manage their work more profitably, ethically, and intelligently. 

Mr. Callos help owners learn to articulate and broadcast their unique benefits, helps them (when needed) to build unique and value-based curriculum, helps them learn how to manage their schools in ways that define the best-of-the-best practices in the international martial arts community. Tom is well known taking stands on ethical issues within the martial arts community --and has often spoken out against unfair practices, contractual tomfoolery, unsubstantiated instructor claims, formulaic marketing, and issues of consumer protection.   

Marketing, staff-training, money management, curriculum, and all issues involving the successful management of a martial arts schools and/or organization, are Tom Callos' specialties. 

Read Tom Callos is a blog Tom uses to communicate with and to people who take the practice of the martial arts very seriously, be they teachers of karate, taekwondo, judo, aikido, mma, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or what-have-you. 

The History of The Ultimate Black Belt Test, Part 1

Ultimate BLACK BELT TEST designer and founder Tom Callos explains the history of the UBBT, how it got started, what it is comprised of, what it has accomplished, and shares some of the behind the scenes stories that have made the UBBT one of the most innovative curriculum design programs of the modern martial arts world. Part 1. 

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Tom Callos talks about The Ultimate Black Belt Test for martial arts master teachers --and those seeking to become master teachers. 

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Requirements for The Ultimate Black Belt Test 2018, Part 2. Physical Fitness Requirements

The UBBT is about a lot of training, including 50,000 push up and 50,000 crunches; but the training isn't about what it does to your own body alone, it's about the expressing the concept that little daily efforts become giant accomplishments when one applies him or herself to the practice. Tom Callos explains the physical fitness requirement base of the Ultimate Black Belt Test 2018. 

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The Classical Mess of Modern Martial Arts School Management Systems

In September of 1971 Bruce Lee wrote an essay in Black Belt Magazine entitled "Liberate Yourself from Classical Karate." It was an eye-opening piece on the limitations of style and system --and what these constraints did to a martial artist. Tom Callos uses a similar argument, 46 years later, to describe the martial arts teacher education and business "industry" --which he says has become a giant classical mess of money-focused methodology. 

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