• Community Unity Defines School Owner’s Big Success

    Columbia, SC’s Mike Genova runs a thriving school with some 400 students and another 200 in his after-school programs. A big part of his success was his early evolution from a competitive fighter’s mindset to that of a businessman. That continual self-growth led him to a role as a community figurehead, where Genova even extends help to other local martial arts school owners!

  • Martial Arts Supershow: Our Industry’s Education Sensation!

    More than 2,000 attendees flocked to the ritzy MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on July 6-8 for the 2017 Martial Arts SuperShow. This year marked the 16th annual of this extravaganza, the world’s largest martial arts business convention and tradeshow. Like its predecessors, MASS17 offered big educational benefits to everyone who attended, regardless of their martial art and style or the size of their school.

  • You Can Run An MMA School And Generate Over A Half-Million Dollars A Year!

    MMA has fought countless rounds since it was derisively called “human cockfighting” many years ago. It’s now a recognized pro sport with schools teaching it springing up all over the country. However, while some are tapping out of business soon after opening, Orlando’s Jungle MMA and Fitness boasts 400 active students and is on a steady path to being the Ultimate Financial Champion!

  • 10 Core Reasons Why Parents Enroll Their Children In Martial Arts.

    Children under 13 represent the majority in our field and offer a greater revenue opportunity than adult students. But closing a sale with this group can be challenging. Children don’t make purchases, parents do. This article is based on a recent cutting-edge study on parent-purchase motivation. The author provides insight to attract more students and close more sales.

  • Houston’s Unlikely Dynamic Duo

    Joshua Hong and Katarina Conrad are the diverse business partners who own and operate two thriving Eternal Martial Arts schools in the Houston area. Part of their success is based on how they changed the approach to kids and women’s programs. And their business has tripled since joining the Martial Arts Industry Association in 2014.

  • Solutions For Dealing With Hovering Parents

    This style of parenting has been called overprotective, over-controlling and over-perfecting. Even though today’s parents have good intentions, they often parent from a place of fear, anxiety, guilt and peer pressure. As a martial arts professional, you must be prepared to meet these parents head on so you can relate to them and retain your students.

  • Plotting A New Course! The MAIA Launch Program And The Schools It Propelled To Success

    The MAIA Launch program was built, in part to dispel the myth that getting more bodies through the front door is an automatic marker of success. The program focuses on the reality that making adjustments to the way a martial arts school is running can completely change the trajectory of that school.

  • Why Do I Need A Weapons Curriculum?

    See how you can incorporate Rudolph's advice into your curriculum boasting revenue and retention rates.

  • Understanding Children’s Stages of Development

    Many children’s sports and activities put together training programs that are presumed “universal” for all ages and abilities. The problem is that children learn and grow in different stages and, in order to maximize learning and growing, the training regimens need to follow these guidelines accordingly.

  • In The Classroom - April 2017

    If there's one person who understands the psychology of black belts, it's Dave Kovar. Gain some valuable insight into his mindset of promoting black belts and the lasting message he instills in them at graduation.

  • 50 Things Every Instructor Should Know

    While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things every instructor should know. These require no more talent. Some are whimsical; some are essential...

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