HISTORY and milestones

Since our establishment in 1967, Educational Funding Company (EFC) has been dedicated to fostering strong partnerships with martial art schools. Our mission is to support their growth and cultivate a sense of community. Picture EFC as a reliable ally, committed to helping martial art schools flourish. Our goal is not only to facilitate success but also to create a network where schools can connect, share insights, and collectively elevate the martial arts community. Early in our company’s history, we set out to “raise the standards of martial arts”. And we believe that with the help of thousands of committed and service-oriented school owners, we have accomplished that!

EFC acts as a facilitator, bridging schools together like a well-knit network. We believe in the power of collaboration and aim to provide a forum for schools to exchange knowledge, fostering a community that thrives on shared experiences. Our approach is rooted in understanding the unique needs of each martial art school. Think of us as a dedicated team that tailors solutions, ensuring not just satisfaction but genuine delight and success for our valued clients. We prioritize client delight, considering it the heart of our collaborative journey. As we reflect on our journey since 1978, EFC remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering martial art schools – a testament to our clients-first service, extreme focus on growth, and the cultivation of a supportive and thriving, global community.


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Nicholas Cokinos (Founder of EFC) begins working with the Jhoon Rhee organization.


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Opened up EFC's services to all Martial Arts schools in the United States.


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Expanded our offices and services internationally.


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Successfully passed the torch to a second and third generation of leadership.


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Longest running martial arts school professional summit!

our approach

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Client-centric philosophy

Our Client-Centric Philosophy is rooted in a commitment to prioritize and cater to the needs, preferences, and satisfaction of our clients. At the core of this approach is the understanding that our success is intricately tied to the success and happiness of our clients. We strive to build strong, lasting relationships by actively listening to our clients, valuing their feedback, and consistently adapting and improving our products and services based on their evolving requirements.

Continuous improvement

By prioritizing the needs, preferences, and satisfaction of our clients, we recognize that our success is inherently intertwined with your success and happiness. Embracing a proactive approach, we endeavor to cultivate robust and enduring relationships by actively listening to and valuing your feedback. This continuous dialogue enables us to adapt swiftly and enhance our products and services to align with your evolving requirements. We are committed to delivering an ever-improving experience for you, ensuring that our partnership remains dynamic, responsive, and aligned with your changing needs.

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