Open Black Belt Features

Open Black Belt

Web-based martial arts software

4.28/5 (39 reviews)

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Activities Booking
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Appointment Scheduling
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Belt Ranking Classification
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Notes
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Client Profiles
Confirmation/Reminders
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Facility Scheduling
Gift Card Management
Group Reservations
Group Scheduling
HIPAA Compliant
Inventory Management
Member Management
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Payment Processing
Practice Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Real-time Scheduling
Recurring Appointments
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Resource Scheduling
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
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Self Service Portal
Social Media Integration
Student Management
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API
Activities Booking
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Belt Ranking Classification
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Notes
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Client Profiles
Confirmation/Reminders
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Facility Scheduling
Gift Card Management
Group Reservations
Group Scheduling
HIPAA Compliant
Inventory Management
Member Management
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Payment Processing
Practice Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Real-time Scheduling
Recurring Appointments
Registration Management
Reminders
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
SOAP notes
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Website Integration
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API
Activities Booking
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Belt Ranking Classification
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Notes
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Client Profiles
Confirmation/Reminders
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Facility Scheduling
Gift Card Management
Group Reservations
Group Scheduling
HIPAA Compliant
Inventory Management
Member Management
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Payment Processing
Practice Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Real-time Scheduling
Recurring Appointments
Registration Management
Reminders
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
SOAP notes
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Website Integration
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Open Black Belt Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Open Black Belt's features:

John K.

Great Martial Arts software

2021-04-10

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


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

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Jackie B.

Solid and Simple

2017-03-28

If you want a simple, solid martial arts management software, Open Black Belt fits the bill. Not overloaded with too many features you won't use.

Pros

Simple and not over-filled with too many bells and whistles.

Cons

At the time there was no integration with MailChimp.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review Jackie. We would love to hear more about the MailChimp integration feature. Please contact us about this.

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Karra L.

Great Software and service

2017-03-28

Not only is it 1/4 of the price but it has better features and the credit processing is way cheaper

Pros

Attendance log

Cons

No mobile app yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review.

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Ricardo J.

Good experience

2017-04-04

The software is a good solution for management innyour martial art school.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review

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Kyle M.

Was a great entry level member management option

2017-04-04

Ultimately, it lacked some functionality in the payment and point of sale areas.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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 support@openblackbelt.com

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Jeremy T.

Software for the new school owner

2017-03-28

Easy to use and eases you into management software if you are not used to being in front of a computer.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Did not have some of the marketing tools that their leading competitors have

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Hi Jeremy

Thanks for the review. We would love to hear your ideas on new marketing tools we can implement for the future. Please feel free to contact us.

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Laura H.

student and record keeper

2016-08-04

My sensei was looking for free software to keep track of attendance and record keeping.

Pros

In all honesty, it was free and easy to navigate

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Karra L.

Super fast response and great product

2017-06-27

Pros

It was great to be able to log attendance so you can see their attendance as a promotion factor.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review

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Kevin D.

A key part of our dojo!

2015-08-15

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Christa C.

Open Black Belt

2017-03-31

At the time I was looking for a system that would help me keep track of attendance without manually entering it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michael G.

Average student software

2017-03-31

I found the software useful and easy to use.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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 support@openblackbelt.com

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Carel-Piet v.

Loved it until the changes

2017-03-28

Absolutely adored the software, especially the mindset behind it. Stopped using it when my "free" version suddenly had to be paid for.

Pros

Excellent functionality

Cons

Misleading regarding pricing/membership

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Hi Carl

We had recently changed our pricing but notified our members on our site many months in advance of the changes. We are considering different tiers of membership for the future. Please feel free to contact us.

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david a.

Open BB for school of 100 students

2017-04-04

Most other companies have billing "included" and a much higher price.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review.

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Bryce F.

Open Black Belt is great

2015-05-12

Whether it be the bulk emailing, keeping track of your students, or tracking inventory, OBB makes everything much more efficient.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Brian W.

Great tool for a busy dojo.

2017-03-28

It's simple yet functional interface makes it easy to use on all my devices and there have been no problems since I started using it some time ago.

Pros

Easy interface

Cons

None

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Open Black Belt

Just use and support it.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review.

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Jon R.

Great software for martial arts clubs.

2016-02-04

Email feature particularly useful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David W.

More than capable of running a Dojo

2017-03-28

I cam across this applicatiobn by chance and although it is not exactly easy to use since the user interface is a bit too techy it is more than capable of running a dojoo.

Pros

Straight forward rationale behind it with good features and performance.

Cons

Poor user interface or rather it should be less techy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Open Black Belt

Can you make it a bit more oriental or Japanese? i.e. give a less western feel to it

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review David. My team would like to hear more about your experience with the OBB interface. Please free to email us at support@openblackbelt.com

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Robert R.

Awesome software

2016-04-11

Fast Customer service and fast integration of new ideas.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the feedback

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Jerry B.

Great management software to stay on top of student info, attendance, and communication!

2015-04-23

Without it, it would be difficult to run a school and be as efficient as it allows us to be. Three of the most useful features for us is access to emergency contact info (should we ever need it), Student Check In (this helps us stay on top of attendance and promotion requirements), and being able to send out mass emails (so that we can keep everyone on the same page).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks Jerry

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Valda E.

Great customer service

2015-08-07

OBB also have been really good about implementing suggestions for new reports or functionality.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks Valda, we love hearing suggestions for our members and have more features coming soon.

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Shawn L.

Big money saver!!

2017-04-04

Many features including mobile app on managing part and fast response when asked thru chat box.

Pros

Huge Saving on merchant part

Cons

Managing part needs improvement

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Open Black Belt

Great starter

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review.

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Mark D.

A Great Product In The Making

2017-03-31

As the owner of a dojo that is 30 years old and having many students, I've seen a lot of software.

Pros

Student tracking.

Cons

More features around multiple styles & ranks would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Thanks for the review.

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Lisa H.

Excellent do it all martial arts program

2017-03-28

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!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Open Black Belt

No

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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)

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Bonnie S.

Only if it had a calendar

2017-03-28

I would be so onboard with this software if there was a calendar function.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Hi Bonnie

Thanks for the review. Our development team is working on calendar functionality and would love to hear your input on this. Please feel free to contact us.

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Samuel B.

You can run your own martial arts organization without the help of the open black belt service

2017-04-06

As the director it is very challenging to stay organized, promote my classes, and maintain a high level of quality teaching classes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Open Black Belt


Hi Samuel

We would love to hear your input on how we can make our solution work for you, please feel free to email us at support@openblackbelt.com

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