I remember the days of doing a potluck dinner after each belt testing and that was pretty cool. After a while we did bowling and movies but they were really hard to organize. About 5 years ago we decided to try something a bit different and try a nerf themed game night. We ran secret missions and had target practice and it was awesome! We since expanded those ideas to other types of monthly events and every now and then friends can attend. Many karate schools use these type of events to network for new students. We instead use it as an event to build a stronger rapport with our students and parents. I look at it as our students are family and not a source of limitless connections to other potential students. It may not make sense in the world of business but it does make sense when I know that what I am doing is more than an activity and is something special. We have two more camps before the end of the year! You should try one they are so much fun!
Brent Tibbetts (Me)