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Open Black Belt

Web-based martial arts software

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Open Black Belt Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Open Black Belt product 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.

Key benefits of using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Webinars
Documentation
Videos

Open Black Belt pricing information

Value for money

4.0

/5

39

Starting from

$

29.99

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Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Open Black Belt features

Functionality

3.7

/5

39
Total Features24 1 categories

Most valued features by users

Attendance Tracking
Registration Management
Attendance Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Management
Mobile Access
Belt Ranking Classification

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Open Black Belt users reviews

Overall rating

4.3

/5

39

Positive reviews

87%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.11/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

19

15

3

1

1

Pros
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.

LH

Lisa H.

I have also had the privilege to work directly with OBB involving advertisement, and they are great to work with. Very professional, and they genuinely want to help out.

BF

Bryce F.

ITs easy, and usefull, your experience will make you feel better than other options. This software is friendly as you.

CL

Carlos L.

Cons
Most other companies have billing "included" and a much higher price. I don't need billing software, so it would have been a waste to pay more money per month for a feature I'm not using.

da

david a.

Poor user interface or rather it should be less techy.

DW

David W.

Inability to maintain belt progression. I - received blue belt 6/1, 1st stripe was received on 7/1 etc.

KL

Karra L.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent do it all martial arts program

Reviewed 4 years ago

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!

Vendor response

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great Martial Arts software

Reviewed 4 months ago

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.

Vendor response

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Average student software

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

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

Vendor response

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 support@openblackbelt.com

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Was a great entry level member management option

Reviewed 4 years ago

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...

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

No cons were added to this review

Vendor response

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 support@openblackbelt.com

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A key part of our dojo!

Reviewed 6 years ago

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...

Pros

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Cons

No cons were added to this review

Vendor response

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

Open Black Belt FAQs and common questions

Open Black Belt has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $29.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Open Black Belt has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Open Black Belt supports the following languages:
English


Open Black Belt supports the following devices:
Android


Yes, Open Black Belt has an API available for use.


Open Black Belt offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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