FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 10, 2010 – Founder and CEO of Denver- based Mile High Karate Stephen Oliver has announced that plans are underway to expand franchise operations worldwide. Oliver notes, “We are building a strong U.S and international brand. There is no better time for family-oriented martial arts centers.”
Currently with Mile High Karate locations in 12 states in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, development plans are to operate 250 locations by 2012. In the U.S., Mile High Karate is part of the $10.6 billion health and fitness facility industry. It is estimated that only 2% of the population have experienced martial arts, which leaves enormous opportunity for growth. Mile High Karate focuses primarily on the kids market – and, their parents. Demand has never been higher for developmental programs for kids 4 – 12 and, for health family activities.
To spearhead the launch, Mile High Karate’s International Franchise Division has partnered with Bridging Culture Worldwide (BCW), a global consulting firm. BCW CEO Don Southerton notes that Mile High Karate is currently looking for developers in the following regions: Europe, Middle East, Central and South America, and Asia-Pacific.
Southerton point out, “If a developer meets our criteria, which includes the financial resources to fund a multi-unit development plan, we’d love to talk further about Mile High Karate.”
Specific franchise requirements may vary from country to country. Mile High Karate does not grant franchise rights or explore joint venture agreements without meeting potential franchisees in person.
Visit MIle High Karate Franchise for more details.
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About Mile High Karate
Since its founding in 1983, Mile High Karate builds a strong foundation for kids and families to grow upon, by emphasizing character education and life skills through fundamentals of Martial Arts training. Mile High Karate strives to set new and demanding standards for innovative programming, compassionate and inspiring teaching, community outreach, and student development.
About Bridging Culture Worldwide
Since our founding, Bridging Culture Worldwide has focused on global and Korea-related business services. Based on over 30 years of experience, we share cross-cultural insights to global teams and management so they can be more effective. Our core services: Consulting, Training, and Research; Publications, Corporate Blogs, and Vodcasts; Franchise Development, Product Launch, IP, and Trademark.