Eran Galperin - January 14, 2021

Gym Owner Interview: Heroes Martial Arts

Alan “Gumby” Marques is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ralph Gracie, and the owner of Heroes Martial Arts in San Jose. He is also the co-founder of the OTM (OnTheMat) brand. Gumby was also my (Eran) instructor and Jiu-Jitsu mentor for close to 4 years, and the person who awarded me my brown belt back in 2015. I talked to Gumby about his school and how he’s been dealing with the COVID situation.

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Eran Galperin - January 8, 2021

Gym Owner Interview: Pinellas County Aikikai

Reuven Lirov has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 2007 and currently holds a Sandan, or 3rd-degree black belt and Fukushidoin (1st level instructor) through the United States Aikido Federation and Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan.

He is also the author of The Aikido Student Manual: A New Generation’s Guide To Traditional Martial Arts. We sat down with Reuven to talk about his Aikido school,┬áPinellas County Aikikai.

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Eran Galperin - September 23, 2020

How We Built The Best CRM For Martial Arts Schools

Before founding Martial Arts on Rails in early 2016, I have been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for close to a decade. From the east coast to the west coast in the US, to Japan and Israel, I’ve dropped in and trained regularly at many different locations.

Since I build software products for a living, I couldn’t help notice how backwards some of the systems I had to interface with as a member / visitor in many of these places. For example –

  1. No online onboarding or profile access.
  2. Uncertainty regarding payments – from cash to Paypal and insecure online payment forms.
  3. Complete lack of visibility to my training record.
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Eran Galperin - April 30, 2020

A Playbook for re-opening your Martial Arts school post COVID-19

With most gyms currently closed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to tell when or if things will ever go back to the way they were before. I’ve been having conversations with our users and other gym owners about their concerns and ideas for how to respond to the situation, and have been following closely on how other industries are handling it.

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Eran Galperin - March 14, 2020

What to do as a gym owner during the COVID19 outbreak

As the situation with the COVID19 virus continues to develop, gym owners are faced with difficult decisions that will have serious repercussions for the future of their business and livelihood.

We’ve been talking to some of you regarding this situation, and wanted to share some of the ways gyms have been handling this situation so others can learn from it and perhaps apply it to their own situation.

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