Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ichiban Karate School is a 2019 award winner for martial arts centers in Kentucky!
Whether you want to learn self-defense or you’re looking for a martial arts program for your child, there’s no better option than Ichiban Karate School in Burlington.
Ichiban Karate School has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 97.05 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five martial arts centers in all of Kentucky!
Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:
“Best karate school in Northern Kentucky! [They teach] life lessons as well as self-defensive lessons in a family-safe environment, and Sōke Chris is the best instructor!” – Sara K.
Not Your Average Martial Arts Center
Chris, the owner of Ichiban Karate School, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.
The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Ichiban Karate School apart from the many other martial arts centers in Kentucky. Here’s Chris’s response:
“We have one of the larger and nicer facilities, but what I think really makes a difference is that I am a great teacher. My students respond to that. They enjoy themselves in class, and I think it is important for them to be relaxed. I have high standards for behavior and performance, but within that, I have fun with my students. When they have a good time, they are willing to go on the internet and say positive things about us.”
Chris went on to tell us that Ichiban Karate School has been open for 16 years now, and say:
“We have a very strong sense of family at our karate school and offer three different classes. I teach students from age four up to adults.”
We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Ichiban Karate School and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Chris had to say:
“The most wonderful thing I did in my life was to earn my back belts. I opened my school to share that feeling with others… We train for one reason and one reason only: personal defense. Karate was meant to develop the entire person, and I believe that. I believe that what I am doing is to develop young people.”
Building Success by Treating Their Students Right
When we asked Chris about Ichiban Karate School’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:
“It all has to do with how you treat your students. We have a strong program here, and we have a well-planned-out curriculum. I offer an open membership so students can come as often as they want to class. I keep communication open with my students and the parents of the students as well…”
Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Ichiban Karate School has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, by being active in their community and by being located on a busy street that has a good amount of traffic.
Clearly, Chris knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:
“It all comes down to customer service. People want to talk about it. They say that a happy customer will tell two people and an upset customer will tell 10…”
Chris ended our conversation with this very important shout-out:
“Thank you to my students and their families; they have become a part of the family here. Without you all, I wouldn’t have a school.”
Congratulations to the team at Ichiban Karate School for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Chris, for taking the time to speak with us!
We highly recommend Ichiban Karate School in Burlington. Visit their website today!