Martial Arts school management software?

Damian Mavis

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Is there any? Mostly I want to keep track of attendance and a few other things, even just attendance software would be helpful.
 

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I would think an Excel spreadsheet would work. Plug those numbers into a graph and you've got yourself a Powerpoint presentation.
 

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Well, search engines are great things.
:)

A few years back I knew a couple of companies that offered software designed to meet the M.A. school needs, including card scanner interfaces for automatic attendance tracking. They probably now offer Web-based versions.

You may also want to look at searching “gym/fitness club software” etc.

The software product I selected for my school believe it or not was a “church management software” program. It was cheaper than the commercial martial arts software at the time, their interface was built over an underlying Access database. I was amused for I never knew doing the Lord’s work was so financial.

However as Nolerama has inferred - it may simply come down to a cost-benefit analysis of doing something homegrown.

I mean how many students/how much activity are you really tracking? Any software will require a learning curve and admin. set-up time, so the KISS method may be best.
 

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Agree with nolerama ; to start with a simple excel sheet would just do fine :)
Since google docs is free and can be used everywhere where you can go online ( and soon even offline... ) it's smart too ;)
 

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Excel should be fine. Or you could venture into some simple database tables, if you are techie enough for that. MySQL is very simple, free and easy to use :)

If you need some help setting it up, shoot me a PM.
 

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At a school near me, when you first walk in you simply go over to the computer, type in your name, and hit enter. It auto completes your name if I remember correctly.

Anyway, the point is that it is very easy for both management and students to keep track of how often they've trained.
 

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I have a trial of Martial Arts Organizer and it does a lot. It seems like there is a learning curve for most of the programs out there.
 

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I you don't want to purchase something, a spreadsheet is a good idea. If you later want more and feel ambitious about it, you can import it into a database for more flexibility.
 

Andrew Green

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I you don't want to purchase something, a spreadsheet is a good idea. If you later want more and feel ambitious about it, you can import it into a database for more flexibility.

Good software should easily pay for itself, if you feel you can't afford good software you likely really need good software as it should make you money.
 

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