• How the MASuperShow Changes Lives!

    After years of perfecting his physical martial arts skills, 6-time karate world champion Mike Guido of Clovis, CA attended his first Martial Arts SuperShow convention in 2011. For Guido, it was love at first sight. The energy of the event, the contacts and, most importantly, the insights he gained on how to become his own boss were life-changing.

  • The Flow System The Instructor-Friendly Modern Weapons Program

    The Flow is a dynamic new weapons training system designed by World Champion Jackson Rudolph. The program is designed to provide up to a year of bo staff training and push your students to learn new techniques and be more creative. In his article, Jackson reveals why he created the program and details how it can improve your curriculum.

  • Ninja Nation Combines Gymnastics and Martial Arts

    Steve Butts, owner of three Martial Arts America schools in the general Pensacola, FL, area, has found a niche in what is often an oversaturated marketplace. By combining gymnastics and a mix of martial arts styles, Butts has kids flipping, tumbling, punching and kicking by the hundreds into his Ninja Nation program.

  • An Olympic Champion’s Gold-Medal approach to Martial Arts Business and life

    California’s multi-talented Herb Perez is the very definition of a Renaissance man. He’s an extremely successful school owner, an attorney, a city councilman and former mayor, and an academic! Oh yes, he’s also a retired Olympic taekwondo gold medalist. Meet this uniquely-gifted martial arts master who applies a winner’s mentality to conquer every endeavor he takes on!

  • 16 Ways to Battle Burnout

    Your kids missed the bus again, so you had to drive them and were late for training, causing stress. Your partner is mad because they never see you, thanks to your long hours. You snap at your staff when they ask simple questions, and you've even considered quitting. If this scenario sounds familiar, you may be experiencing burnout.

  • The BOOM is Back! Fitting a Fitness Class into Your School

    At first glance, the recent resurgence in the popularity of martial arts-based fitness classes, like cardio kickboxing, might seem irrelevant to martial arts school owners. However, it actually represents a huge opportunity.

  • Two High-Powered Women Discuss The Unique Challenges Female School Owners Face

    Taekwondo Masters Rondy McKee and Teri Lee are two of the most accomplished school owners in the U.S., with some 2,700 active students between them. But success didn’t come easily to either woman. For years, they fought their male counterparts, who sought to suppress, or take credit for, their every achievement. Overcoming this attitude took a combination of smarts, patience and guts. In the process of creating their individual martial arts empires, McKee and Lee also became role models for women and men alike.

  • Generating More Revenue with Every Enrollment

    Many school owners feel uncomfortable, even guilty, when it comes time to raise prices and ask students for more money. Mike Metzger, MAIA Elite consultant, explains how you can generate more revenue per enrollment without bumping up prices. Learn the right way to set up a pricing structure, and why it’s one of the most important elements of your business.

  • Building A Big Business From Scratch

    Lynchburg, Virginia’s Lawrence Arthur, a scrappy 1970s fighter, grew his business from a small Virginia location to an association with 20 storefront schools and 20 more satellite operations. A low-profile, behind-the-scenes powerhouse, Arthur promulgates an Americanized style he created that leans toward training instructors and building champions. Some of his competition-oriented students have won world titles. Here, he shares his wisdom about what it takes to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

  • Rock Steady Boxing: Fighting Parkinson’s Disease One Counter Punch At A Time!

    Founded in 2005, Rock Steady Boxing is a unique program giving Parkinson’s patients a chance to fight back against their invisible adversary. By emphasizing gross motor movement, balance and core strength, the combination of “sweet science” and sweat gives hope to those combating the disease.

  • 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.

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