About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$29,99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Open Black Belt

• 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, United Kingdom, US Outlying Islands, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$29,99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Open Black Belt: 12

  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Belt Ranking Classification
  • Class Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Inventory Management
  • Online Registration
  • Registration Management
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(39)
Value for Money
4,0/5
Features
3,7/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Lisa H.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent do it all martial arts program

Reviewed on 2017/03/28

This program serves all my needs for my martial arts program! If I have had an issue, it has been...

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)

John K.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Martial Arts software

Reviewed on 2021/04/10

Perfect for any martial arts or self defence school that needs to track things like ranking,...

Perfect for any martial arts or self defence school that needs to track things like ranking, attendance, scheduling, reporting, payments and billing... the list just goes on.

Pros

I chose OBB when I first started my self defence school. It is easy to use and has heaps of features that help keep me organised. The attendance tracking is great, by the click of a button I can see how many classes a student has attended at any given time.

Cons

Even though there are direct debit options integrated with the software it would be great if GoCardless was one of the options. Plus I am located in Australia so when I reach out to customer support I am usually waiting a day or two before I hear anything.

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Reasons for Switching to Open Black Belt

Had everything I needed to get my school off the ground and organised.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for the review. We hope to add direct debit options soon

Michael G.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Average student software

Reviewed on 2017/03/31

I found the software useful and easy to use. However tech support did not address my concerns very...

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]

Kyle M.
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Was a great entry level member management option

Reviewed on 2017/04/04

I enjoyed the simplicity and minimalist design with open black belt. It was incredibly helpful to...

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]

Kevin D.
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A key part of our dojo!

Reviewed on 2015/08/15

Open Black Belt Pro has streamlined our student tracking and sign-in practices. We were using the...

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.

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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 Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.

Open Black Belt has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Open Black Belt supports the following languages:

English

Open Black Belt supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Open Black Belt offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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