Solomon Brenner

Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania, United States

Karate School Owner, Martial Arts School Owner

Action karate

I knew at age 14 that I would do martial arts forever. It made such an impact on my life that I was compelled to share with everyone what I learned. Sharing my love for martial arts was the best decision I ever made.

I opened Action Karate in 1994 and now have 11 locations in the Philadelphia area. Each location has 2-6 employees. We teach all ages and skill levels from children to adults.

Here’s just a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet sessions:
• Key elements of running a successful business based on training classes
• Marketing, advertising and public relations strategy and tactics
• A class plan – develop fitness programs for clients
• Curriculum and necessary steps for promoting well-being and better health
• Continued education – go beyond classroom instruction
• Leadership training
• And anything else you want to ask about the profession I love!

I know of no other career that provides the balance in life, fun and a healthy atmosphere and provides so well for my family.


My job starts each day with marketing to get new students. One day it might be working on an advertising campaign, another it’s doing a demonstration at a local school.

Putting the right people in the right positions is crucial. Many skills can be taught, but good character must be there. I learned that looking past people’s faults does not work. It is important to see both their faults and their good qualities so that they can grow. This is true of both students and employees.

If you love people, this is the career for you. There is no reward greater than helping people achieve their goals. This is not an easy solution to make simple money, but if you enjoy working hard, smart and right, you can achieve the lifestyle you want.

Parents have told me their child was so shy they never raised their hand in class, and that their martial arts training helped to turn them into happy, confident young people. That’s the kind of success you can’t put a price tag on.

The best part of my job is watching my students blossom. We make a difference inside and out. People’s success and dedication to martial arts is directly related to the success in their personal and professional lives. My holistic approach helps students see their life as a whole identity—where they are weak and where they are strong. We improve on both.