Open Black Belt

Web-based martial arts software

4,3 /5 (38 reviews) Write a Review!

Open Black Belt Overview

What is Open Black Belt?

Open Black Belt is a web-based martial arts software with student and class management, attendance tracking, rank tracking, mass communication, payment processing, a mobile app, and more. The platform provides users with everything they need to run their dojo, gym, yoga studio, school or facility, and is easily accessible online.

Users can store student information including their names, attendance records, contact info, birthdays and age in a central location. The online payment portal allows students to make payments online, and schools can setup recurring billing. With Open Black Belt, users can quickly search and find members in the system database and make changes to their contact information, as well as track attendance through the student self-check-in tool. Each member gets a unique ID, and barcodes and swipe cards can also be setup.

Open Black Belt provides users with reports which include graphs and charts for insights into the performance of the business. Mass communication tools enable users to send email and SMS messages for notifications, campaigns, and more. The cloud-based solution is also available as on-premise deployment.

Open Black Belt Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$29,99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

OBB Plan: $29.99 per month
Credit Card Processing: $18.95 per month

Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.


Open Black Belt Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Australia, Brazil
Supported Languages
English

Media

Process credit cards, track memberships, and setup recurring billing
Keep track of all members and their information including addresses, emails, birthdays, and more
Manage classes and schedules, and assign members to each class
Add your school's logo to the member self check-in tool
Easily generate reports and charts to determine how your organization is performing
Email a member, class of members or a group of members at any time
Open Black Belt video Open Black Belt screenshot: Process credit cards, track memberships, and setup recurring billing Open Black Belt screenshot: Keep track of all members and their information including addresses, emails, birthdays, and more Open Black Belt screenshot: Manage classes and schedules, and assign members to each class Open Black Belt screenshot: Add your school's logo to the member self check-in tool Open Black Belt screenshot: Easily generate reports and charts to determine how your organization is performing Open Black Belt screenshot: Email a member, class of members or a group of members at any time

Open Black Belt Reviews

Open Black Belt Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
19

Very good
14

Average
3

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4
Features
3,7
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,5
87% recommended this app
Lisa H.

Excellent do it all martial arts program

This program serves all my needs for my martial arts program! If I have had an issue, it has been resolved promptly, customer service is,quick and amazing!


Kyle M.

Was a great entry level member management option

I enjoyed the simplicity and minimalist design with open black belt. It was incredibly helpful to have a free option to go in and try it out before I purchased anything. I found it easy to add members and programs and communicate with my members.

Ultimately, it lacked some functionality in the payment and point of sale areas. To put this in context, the payment options for recurring billing and such were just getting started with openblackbelt while I was a full member so that may have changed now.

I had signed up with openblackbelt as I was tired of mindbody online (too many unused options for me) but the payment integration was still in progress and I was not able to wait to get everything worked out. The merchant processor (Signa pay I think) also lacked POS support so ultimately I had to have two separate programs. This simply became too much hassle to deal with on a consistent basis and I found another place that could do both pretty week..

Overall, I was pleased with openblackbelt. I needed something with a integrated POS option and recurring billing support in one spot, and that was something I had to find elsewhere.


Michael G.

Average student software

I found the software useful and easy to use. However tech support did not address my concerns very well. Many attributes in the software seemed to be lacking, rank updates for example.


Kevin D.

A key part of our dojo!

Open Black Belt Pro has streamlined our student tracking and sign-in practices. We were using the classic "binder" method of storing registration forms and having students check off the date as they attended class.

Now, with Open Black Belt, we store our forms in a box and use the "Self Check-in" system with barcodes. We purchased a laptop and barcode scanner gun primarily for this purpose. We are also able to use an iPad during class to make notes on students or to do check-in manually.

All of our Senseis can access student information from home to check attendance to help prepare for gradings and other events.

The "Customer Support" is second to none! Open Black Belt is constantly asking its users for suggestions and to try new additions to the system. Any time we have needed assistance for something Open Black Belt has responded quickly with easy-to-follow instructions.

Joining OBB Pro has proven to be a wise, and affordable, investment for our dojo. We couldn't be happier with Open Black Belt.


Kyle K.

Excelent, Easy to use software. I love it.

Layed out nicely. Does everthing I need it to do. Does everthing they claim it can do. I always had everything available at a quick glance and/or click.


Lisa H.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: Self Employed

Excellent do it all martial arts program

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

This program serves all my needs for my martial arts program! If I have had an issue, it has been resolved promptly, customer service is,quick and amazing!

Pros

The ease of use, that it's designed specifically for the purpose of managing my system.

Cons

Their app isn't ready... yet!

Response from Open Black Belt

Hi Lisa

Thanks for the awesome review. We hope to have the Android version ready for alpha testing soon(within the next week)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kyle M.

Was a great entry level member management option

Reviewed on 2017/04/04
Review Source: Capterra

I enjoyed the simplicity and minimalist design with open black belt. It was incredibly helpful to have a free option to go in and try it out before I purchased anything. I found it easy to add members and programs and communicate with my members.

Ultimately, it lacked some functionality in the payment and point of sale areas. To put this in context, the payment options for recurring billing and such were just getting started with openblackbelt while I was a full member so that may have changed now.

I had signed up with openblackbelt as I was tired of mindbody online (too many unused options for me) but the payment integration was still in progress and I was not able to wait to get everything worked out. The merchant processor (Signa pay I think) also lacked POS support so ultimately I had to have two separate programs. This simply became too much hassle to deal with on a consistent basis and I found another place that could do both pretty week..

Overall, I was pleased with openblackbelt. I needed something with a integrated POS option and recurring billing support in one spot, and that was something I had to find elsewhere.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for the review. We are working on making our integration with payment providers a more optimized and seamless experience. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Michael G.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Average student software

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/03/31
Review Source: Capterra

I found the software useful and easy to use. However tech support did not address my concerns very well. Many attributes in the software seemed to be lacking, rank updates for example.

Cons

I thought many of the software attributes and reports were not useful as constructed.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for the review. We would love to hear your ideas on making our solution better suited to your needs. Please feel free to contact us [email protected]

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Kevin D.

A key part of our dojo!

Reviewed on 2015/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

Open Black Belt Pro has streamlined our student tracking and sign-in practices. We were using the classic "binder" method of storing registration forms and having students check off the date as they attended class.

Now, with Open Black Belt, we store our forms in a box and use the "Self Check-in" system with barcodes. We purchased a laptop and barcode scanner gun primarily for this purpose. We are also able to use an iPad during class to make notes on students or to do check-in manually.

All of our Senseis can access student information from home to check attendance to help prepare for gradings and other events.

The "Customer Support" is second to none! Open Black Belt is constantly asking its users for suggestions and to try new additions to the system. Any time we have needed assistance for something Open Black Belt has responded quickly with easy-to-follow instructions.

Joining OBB Pro has proven to be a wise, and affordable, investment for our dojo. We couldn't be happier with Open Black Belt.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for being such a wonderful customer, we are glad to hear Open Black Belt is an integral part of your school.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Kyle K.
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excelent, Easy to use software. I love it.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

Layed out nicely. Does everthing I need it to do. Does everthing they claim it can do. I always had everything available at a quick glance and/or click.

Pros

Ease of use. Very easy to use, interact with and understand.

Cons

I can't think of any cons. It did exactly what I needed it to do.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for the review.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,1/10
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Open Black Belt Pricing

Open Black Belt Pricing

Starting from
US$29,99/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

OBB Plan: $29.99 per month
Credit Card Processing: $18.95 per month

Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.

OBB Plan: $29.99 per month
Credit Card Processing: $18.95 per month

Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 38 user ratings
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Open Black Belt Features

Open Black Belt Features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Event Scheduling
POS
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Website Integration
Features
3,7/5
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Additional information for Open Black Belt

Additional information for Open Black Belt

Key features of Open Black Belt

  • Attendance Management
  • Student Management

Benefits

• ID’s provided for self-check-in attendance can be created and scanned using a barcode scanner to allow a faster kiosk-based check-in for students.

• Open Black Belt provides multiple email templates to help users save time on drafting an email, whether for a member, group or class.

• Open Black Belt can be accessed via mobile device, allowing users to access important information while on-the-go via their smartphones and tablets.

• Groups can be created to divide members into sections without assigning specific classes. Create sections of members such as Little Tigers, Blue Belts, Brown Belts, and more.

• Open Black Belt can process credit cards and track memberships, and enables students to easily set up recurring billing.

Open Black Belt FAQs

Open Black Belt FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Open Black Belt.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Open Black Belt offer?

Open Black Belt offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$29,99/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

OBB Plan: $29.99 per month Credit Card Processing: $18.95 per month Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.

Q. What are the main features of Open Black Belt?

Open Black Belt offers the following features:

  • Attendance Management
  • Student Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Open Black Belt?

Open Black Belt has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Open Black Belt support?

Open Black Belt supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Open Black Belt offer?

Open Black Belt has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Open Black Belt support mobile devices?

Open Black Belt supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Open Black Belt integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Open Black Belt has

Q. What level of support does Open Black Belt offer?

Open Black Belt offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support