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Well despite the economy ambitious plans for my next -- -- his chain of martial arts school seventy franchises sold twenty locations now he's hoping to grow to up to 500 the next five years joining us now for small business big ideas as.
And sue -- Founder and president of pro martial arts thanks for being with us now -- eleven years old you've looked at 250 pounds.
And -- -- found.
-- -- in karate and now you wanna give this -- even ever more people absolutely was 215 pounds but it could have blown up to 250.
And karate did change my life raise my self esteem -- lose weight I wanna help young kids to most customers who go into your shops -- -- -- to learn to kick butt and fight currently there for -- on and weight loss.
While they're there for weight loss to get in shape and of course to kids are there for life skills education.
-- I -- pay a 130000 dollars or so and get a franchise but what do you really give me for that on the brand name.
I'm giving -- a business system a complete operating model marketing real estate public relations.
And a predator program that is second to none that'll keep kids in your community say a predator program does what it's a -- prevention program -- -- kids safe from cyber predators and believe in your community and it's only available on our schools it's called armor and you say that even people who don't take pride themselves to own these franchises -- -- higher up the talent.
Absolutely we focus on selling to business people we hired the instructors and the managers for them.
This -- -- semi absentee opportunity you can actually keep your job to do this franchise in that you're doing karate aren't -- but isn't the big thing now you have seen mixed martial arts and -- -- -- -- -- until -- behind the curve here why you know like a mixed martial -- is great but where we teach out conflict resolution through nonviolence and -- is the vehicle we used to related physical attributes the kids now as a businessman trying to expand and sell these franchises.
Tell me what is the biggest obstacle that stops me from want to buy a franchise and start up here.
What a lot of times people have a notion that they need to know karate.
Any good franchise system separates the business person from the technician.
That education is what we have to do to the prospect on -- get him over not knowing karate they tend to really like our model.
-- good luck with the expansion plans keep -- but we appreciate you being here had some made thank you very much.
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