Open Black Belt Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Open Black Belt

Web-based martial arts software

4.29/5 (38 reviews)

Open Black Belt overview

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.


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United States, Australia, Brazil, Latin America

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Open Black Belt screenshot: Process credit cards, track memberships, and setup recurring billingPower Up Your Dojo - Martial Arts Management SoftwareOpen Black Belt screenshot: Keep track of all members and their information including addresses, emails, birthdays, and moreOpen Black Belt screenshot: Manage classes and schedules, and assign members to each classOpen Black Belt screenshot: Add your school's logo to the member self check-in toolOpen Black Belt screenshot: Easily generate reports and charts to determine how your organization is performingOpen Black Belt screenshot: Email a member, class of members or a group of members at any time

Open Black Belt reviews

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Kyle McGahee

Was a great entry level member management option

Reviewed 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.

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Lisa Herke

Excellent do it all martial arts program

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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!The ease of use, that it's designed specifically for the purpose of managing my system.

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Kevin Dyck

A key part of our dojo!

Reviewed 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.

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Kyle Kunkle

Excelent, Easy to use software. I love it.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.Ease of use. Very easy to use, interact with and understand.

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Jeremy Talbott

Software for the new school owner

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

We did the trial and it was nice, but not exactly what we needed in the long run. I would recommend this software for those just getting started for the first time in running a school. Easy to use and eases you into management software if you are not used to being in front of a computer.Easy to use

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Open Black Belt pricing

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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

Attendance Management
Class Scheduling
Credit Card Processing
Recurring Billing
Registration Management
Time & Attendance Tracking

Activity Dashboard (38 other apps)
Automated Billing (27 other apps)
Automated Scheduling (37 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (38 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (35 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (36 other apps)
Calendar Management (41 other apps)
Client Portal (30 other apps)
Customer Database (29 other apps)
Electronic Payments (49 other apps)
Event Scheduling (33 other apps)
POS (34 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (36 other apps)
Website Integration (34 other apps)

Additional information for Open Black Belt

Key features of Open Black Belt

  • Attendance
  • Class Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Member Management
  • Member Self Check In
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Mananagement Apps
  • Online Registration
  • Payment Processing
  • Rank Management
  • Reports
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• 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.