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Championship Martial Arts Director of Operations

Having instructed for twenty years, Abid Benwali is no stranger to the martial arts. Currently a Director of Operations for Championship Martial Arts, he prides himself on teaching fun, exciting classes with attention to detail. Running a successful martial arts school that is highly profitable and creating high-quality martial artists at the same time has always been a key factor for Benwali. With a base in tae kwon do, Benwali grew up competing nationally for several years before transitioning into boxing; all the while continuing to train and teach. He eventually went back to fighting competitively in both sport martial arts and kickboxing. He not only believes, but he lives the idea of being a student first, instructor second, and business professional last.

 

KEEP YOUR CLASS MOVING! DRILLS YOU CAN IMPLEMENT TO RAISE THE ENERGY IN THE ROOM

If you ever feel your class slows down or becomes stagnant, this is the seminar for you! The CMA Team (Abid Benwali, Eric Santmaria & Nick Peterman) will be taking you through fast-paced, fun-filled drills you can implement in your classes regardless of what style you teach! We will also speak on other effective ways to alter the Energy in the room, and why this is so important.

 

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Atos Jiu-Jitsu HQ Cofounder & Head Professor

Prof. Galvão is a jiu-jitsu legend and multi-time world champion. He heads the Atos team in San Diego, CA. Originally from Brazil, Galvão moved to San Diego to open his academy and further grow the Atos team. Today, you will find him on top of the podium at all the major tournaments or teaching at Atos HQ, where he shares his love and passion for jiu-jitsu. Prof. Galvão also travels throughout the year to conduct seminars in various locations around the world, spreading his techniques, philosophies, and BJJ lifestyle, motivating and inspiring hundreds of people. Aside from being a cofounder and instructor, he is the President of Atos Jiu-Jitsu Association, as well as a husband, father, and missionary.

 

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Founder & Creator of artofblade.com

Tuhon Apolo Ladra is the Founder of the iKALI and the World Kali Association. The WKA was created to standardize curriculum and requirements for students, instructors and school owners, while spreading the indigenous art of the Philippines, the Art of Blade, worldwide. The WKA serves to provide real-time resources for school owners and instructors as well as deliver distance learning courses for students who want personalized instruction.

Tuhon Apolo also founded the Filipino Kali Academy network and its Interactive Virtual University counterpart. The FKA now has 150 locations around the globe as an official training location with certified instructors in the iKALI Curriculum.

 

LEARN TO TEACH / TEACH TO LEARN:
LEADERSHIP WEAPONS PROGRAMS FROM CONCEPT TO METHOD

iKali, founded by Tuhon Apolo Ladra follows the teaching concept /methodology of “Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn” which speaks of its core process of Know, Understand, and Apply in order to “Flow.” This has produced countless young leaders from adolescents to adults. Teaching leadership training is designed to complement any martial arts style utilizing endless fun, challenging, and exciting drills to invigorate and retain students. Learn-to-Teach concepts are being utilized by school owners around the world: Brazil, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Caribbean and throughout the United States. Currently, over 50,000 kids are currently training under the iKali4Kids program.

   

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CEO of Karate America, Warrior X Fit and Warrior Krav Maga

Grand Master William Clark is a 9th degree black belt and the CEO of Warrior X Fit (wxFit), Karate America, Warrior Krav Maga and Warrior Martial Arts, all headquartered in Jacksonville FL. He personally owns 25 schools, and mentors several school owners from around the world on improving their daily business. Clark is a founding member of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) and remains active in the leadership of that organization.

 

THE BUSINESS OF KRAV MAGA & SELF-DEFENSE

5 Things you Need to Know Before You Add Krav Maga Self-Defense to Your School

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Kickboxing Champion

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace is an undefeated championship kickboxer. Between 1974 and 1980 he won 23 consecutive professional fights. His nickname comes from his lightning-fast left leg kicks, which were clocked at approximately 60 mph!

 

THE EARLY MORNING STRETCH OF A KICKBOXING CHAMPION

Join legendary kickboxer Bill "Superfoot" Wallace for a morning stretching session to wake up your muscles! During his time as a competitive fighter, Wallace was renowned for his kicking abilities - after this stretch, you'll see why!

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Chief Marketing Officer at Wodify

Brendan Rice is the Chief Marketing Officer at Wodify, a leading fitness technology platform that is used by over 5,000 gyms and studios around the world. As a global technology leader, Wodify pioneered digital performance tracking in functional fitness and is quickly developing the next wave of martial arts technology to help businesses succeed. Brendan has advised leaders in the fitness industry on how to run more efficiently, increase profits, and scale their businesses.

 

GAMIFICATION: IMPROVE YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND INCREASE RETENTION

Gamification. A buzzword often associated with reward & loyalty programs, but martial arts businesses can leverage the proven science of gamification to deliver an engaging student experience and keep people coming back for more. Learn what gamification entails, why it's a smart business strategy, and specific ways you can use gamification at your martial arts business.

 

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Executive Director of Team Paul Mitchell

Chris Rappold is a 5-time World Karate Champion, Executive Director of Team Paul Mitchell Karate, and is the founder of Personal Best Karate. His retention-based sparring program is used by hundreds of martial arts schools and is the first program to completely systematize the teaching and physical skills associated with sparring.

 

THE 3 C'S OF A SUCCESSFUL SPARRING PROGRAM

Maximize your sparring with the three building blocks, the three C's, needed for every program–Culture, Context, Content. Make the vital tweaks to grow the quality, quantity, and enjoyment of real, functional training.

Empower a classroom of students by making them feel welcomed and excited about sparring instead of nervous and fearful.

Learn the formula that ensures your instructors consistently deliver a class exactly the way you want it done, whether you are present or not.

Balance your physical curriculum so your students excel without ever feeling either overwhelmed or bored.

 

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Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of Tiga Tactics

Dr. Conrad Bui has over 40 years in the martial arts. Starting aikido with his father at 8 years old, he later earned a 5th degree black belt in tae kwon do (Colorado State Champion), guru in Silat Serak, guro in Nubreed Kali, sifu in Kuntao Slat de Thouars and sifu in Ba Gua Zhang. He is a competitive BJJ black belt (American Cup double gold medalist at brown belt) and coaches Muay Thai at World Team USA in San Francisco. His frustration in traditional arts and combat sports led him to create Tiga Tactics Combatives. His mission is to make this a better world through sharing the benefits of martial arts.

 

SAFE, FUN, AND EFFECTIVE COMBATIVES FOR YOUR CURRICULUM

Discover how to integrate combatives training that is effective, safe and fun (yes FUN) into any curriculum. In this exciting new seminar, life-long martial artist and former bar bouncer, Dr. Conrad Bui will train you in the latest in combatives technology and how to easily integrate combatives into your curriculum. Training will include blade, impact weapons, firearms and empty-hand defense progressions, performed in a safe, fun format that you can bring back to your school and train on Monday. Please bring training knives, kali sticks and blue guns if you have them. Absolutely NO live weapons allowed in class please.

 

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MMA Grand Slam Champion

After winning the Championship Belt with Bellator MMA, UFC, Invicta FC, and Strikeforce promotions, Cris Cyborg became the first athlete (male or female) to be recognized as Grand Slam Champion in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts --Cris captured all 4 of the major promotional championship belts and defended each one. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Chute Boxe Muay Thai Black Belt, Cris Cyborg has been a professional fighter since 2005; undefeated for 13 consecutive years, she established herself as one of the most dominant women in the history of combat sports. Now entering her 18th year as Bellator World Champion, Cris Cyborg has only lost twice in 29 professional bouts, establishing her as one of the Greatest Fighters in the history of MMA.

 

CHAMPION COMBAT: FUNDAMENTAL DRILLS, STRATEGIES, AND SKILLS FOR COMBATIVE STRIKING

All skill levels welcome and beginner-friendly! The curriculum will cover fundamentals of striking in combative sports in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Showcasing several skill drills which MMA Grand Slam Champion Cris Cyborg has used throughout her 18 years as a professional fighter, participants will work several techniques she successfully used in her recent Bellator Hawaii performance. Building upon techniques and principles displayed during the course, participants will have a better understanding of spacing, timing, and rhythm sequencing directly in relationship to their offensive and counter striking capabilities while helping establish a solid foundation of defensive knowledge by the completion of the content. Spectators are welcomed but participation is encouraged.

 

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MAIA Digital Marketing Specialist, Digital Marketing NINJA

Professor Cris Rodriguez is a 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and 3rd Degree TKD Black Belt with 27 years of Martial Arts Experience and 20 years of Teaching Experience. She Co-Owns Gracie PAC MMA, a BJJ & MMA School in Tampa, Florida, with her wife Stephanie.

Professor Rodriguez has been obsessed with internet marketing for the past 10 years and is the founder of Grow Pro Agency, a digital marketing agency for martial arts academies, whose focus is to help school owners gain the freedom they want in their business. She is also the digital marketing consultant for the Martial Arts Industry Association and runs her own Mastermind Program called, “The A Team.”

She earned her Elementary Education degree from the University of South Florida, which has helped her to become an expert in children’s jiu jitsu training and development.

Cris lives in Tampa, Florida with Stephanie and their three sons: Darion, Nate, and Cruz.

 

MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCTIVITY HACKS

Most of us end up working harder, not smarter. My top 5 productivity hacks will have you delegating like a CEO, getting more done with less time, and will allow you to prioritize the most important things in your life: Your Health, Your Wealth, and Your Happiness.

     

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2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Queen of Martial Arts, Actress

Grand Master Cynthia Rothrock is a martial arts expert and athlete who went on to become a film actress and star in a multitude of highly successful action movies. She first made a name as an action actress in Hong Kong before going on to wow audiences in her home turf. At the time of her popularity, she was well-known as the “Queen of Martial Arts films”.

 

BACK TO OLD-SCHOOL TRAINING

Learn from the legend herself! She will teach you stretches you most likely haven’t done before that get maximum benefits in minimum time.

She will teach you her Old-school traditional training techniques to develop your strength-training, improve your flexibility, learn a traditional partner strength form, and principles to apply to enhance your martial arts training .

 

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Colonel - Senior Flight Surgeon

Dane S. Harden began studying martial arts in 1969 and was a direct student of Master Jhoon Rhee. He also trained extensively under world-champion kick boxer Joe Lewis, studied the samurai sword with Shihan Dana Abbott, and has trained in Yoshinkam Aikido under Hanshi Kevin Blok. Master Harden founded Western Masters Martial Arts in 1979 and also was fundamental in the development of several United States Army Training programs. Additionally, he served as a Senior Flight Surgeon and completed thirty five years of honorable service in the United States Army. He served in trauma evacuation missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other locations. He retired as a Colonel in 2018 after finishing his last deployment with NATO in Cincu Romania. His military experiences in trauma evacuations and emergency management have blended with his belief in classical methods and have granted him a unique perspective as a warrior, soldier, healer and martial artist.

 

A PATHWAY TO PEACE - CLASSICAL YOSHINKAN AIKIDO

Through classical Yoshinkan Aikido, kick boxing, tae kwon do, and military combative skills, Colonel Harden will focus on a blended approach to defense and warrior skills. Explore classical breath control (kokyu-ho) and its relationship to combat breathing and adrenaline-based response. We will review and use basic strike drills, foot work, maneuver and focus on Yoshinkan Aikido's combative principles to understand a universal method of classical warrior-ship and defense. Colonel Harden will relate stories from his thirty-five year military career, utilizing a vast bank of experience from more then a dozen deployments in places like Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more. The lessons were hard won and have blended with wisdom from his fifty-three years; as a martial artist, a soldier, and trauma Flight Surgeon, he will share experiences of warrior-ship and budo's intended applicability in emergency settings and war. Spend some time with an old soldier, healer, and martial artist. Walk with him on this brief exploration of the Aikido pathway to peace.

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Dojo Cho of Zanshin Dojo - Minami Ryu Jujitsu

Darryn began studies in the discipline of Minami Ryu Jujitsu, judo, and working with weapons in 1989 under Kancho Sensei Jack E. Garrett.

Darryn is the Dojo Cho of Minami Ryu Jujitsu and currently holds the rank of Go Dan (5th degree) with a Renshi title in Minami Ryu Jujitsu and Go Dan (5th degree) in Budoshin Jujitsu under Professor George Kirby Ju Dan (10th degree).

He was nominated by Bruce Bethers Ku Dan (9th degree) President - United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF)) United States Jujitsu Federation for “National Jujitsu Sensei.” Darryn will be inducted in to the USA Unified Martial Arts Hall of Fame in March 2022.

Darryn continues to seek tutelage from Jack Garrett, Sensei and George Kirby, Sensei through present day.

 

THE PERFECT ZANSHIN DOJO MORNING WAKE UP AND WARM-UP WORKOUT

Go through the perfect, high-intensity 30-45min full-body warm-up session. Routine to include warm-up exercises such as jumping jacks, stretching, striking, back falls and rolls, push ups, and more. You will S W E A T!!!

 

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Founder/Chief Training Officer of Kovar Inc.

Dave Kovar is a lifetime, multi-style martial artist. He currently overseas a chain of schools in Northern California and New Jersey. Dave has attended and been a speaker at every SuperShow, was an MA SuperShow Lifetime Achievement recipient, and Blackbelt Magazine's 2019 Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year.

 

THE 8 STEP STUDENT/PARENT PROGRESS CHECK
- THE ULTIMATE RETENTION AND REFERRAL TOOL

Dave Kovar will teach a highly effective, systematic way to do student/parent progress checks that his organization has refined over 5 decades of school operation. This easy to understand and quick to apply strategy could be the single most important new tool that you have put in your martial arts business toolbox in years.

 

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Team Paul Mitchell sparring coach, world champion, and veteran police officer

Damon Gilbert is an 8th degree Black Belt in the art of Kajukenbo with 42 years of martial arts experience. As a police officer with the Oakland PD since 1997, he is a POST-certified DT Instructor for 23 years, a Use-of-Force expert, and AELE-certified litigation specialist. During his training, he has become a 14-time Sport Karate Kumite World Champion, a Gracie Survival Tactics Level 2-certified Instructor, and Head fighting coach for Team Paul Mitchell Martial Arts. He can be seen featured on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and in Black Belt Magazine.

 

TRAINING AND TACTICS:
HOW TO USE MARTIAL ARTS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DEESCALATE

Learn the fundamental techniques and concepts that should be taught to law enforcement seeking effective body-to-body control tactics. With use-of-force issues on the rise in America, law enforcement personnel are seeking additional training now more than ever. Be the change that we so desperately deserve! This training will cover the areas in which law enforcement are so looking to improve.

 

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Championship Martial Arts Director of Operations

With almost 30 years of martial arts experience and 20 years of teaching experience, Eric Santamaria has dedicated his life to leading and inspiring martial artists. As Director of Operations at Championship Martial Arts with multiple locations in Orlando, he works hand-in-hand with training and development of other instructors. Mr. Santamaria is passionate about instructor development and maintaining high-quality martial arts programs.

 

KEEP YOUR CLASS MOVING! DRILLS YOU CAN IMPLEMENT TO RAISE THE ENERGY IN THE ROOM

If you ever feel your class slows down or becomes stagnant, this is the seminar for you! The CMA Team (Abid Benwali, Eric Santmaria & Nick Peterman) will be taking you through fast paced, fun-filled drills you can implement in your classes regardless of what style you teach! We will also speak on other effective ways to alter the Energy in the room, and why this is so important.

 

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Celebrity Trainer & Creator of Sleek Ninja or Hollywood Physique Expert

Take one look at Eric the Trainer (Eric Fleishman) and a ripped comic book character origin story comes to mind. For the last 30 years, he's worked with UFC fighters, police officers, special forces, and celebrities and artists across the spectrum of entertainment and music. He is especially well-known for his methods of total transformation and his roster, among countless clients, includes members of Nickelback, Def Leppard, Fallout Boy, The Strokes, actors from "1883," "Mindhunter," "Seal Team," countless movie stars, and many on-air personalities. But it's not just about physical transformation...from rural Maine farm boy (with the nickname "Squeaky"), Eric transformed his life from the inside out and models his approach of fitness similar to the great health pioneer, Jack Lalanne. As in his own daily life, he helps people through a holistic approach, including East/West lenses, and working backward from intention to make new habit-forming change. His appreciation for our military has taken him to the Middle East twice to train and support our troops.

 

THE SLEEK NINJA WORKOUT

The Sleek Ninja workout is designed to transform your body efficiently and effectively using minimal equipment and resulting in a slimmed-down, sleek, toned muscularity.

 

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MAIA Executive Director & Wealth Specialist

In addition to being the Executive Director of MAIA, Frank Silverman owns and operates Championship Martial Arts with multiple locations in Orlando, FL, as well as over 80 licensed locations. He is the author of “Business is Business: Passion and Profit in the Martial Arts Industry.” Mr. Silverman is passionate about growing your legacy and getting you to achieve your personal financial goals by helping you build your wealth with real estate investing, protecting your assets, and more.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: BUILDING WEALTH: THE TOP 10 THINGS THE WEALTHY DO RIGHT

If you've ever been interested in growing your wealth beyond your dojo, then this is the workshop for you. MAIA Executive Director & Wealth Expert, Frank Silverman, will go over the top 10 things the wealthy do right that you need to be implementing now.

In this 90-minute session, Mr. Silverman will go over actionable items to help you jump start wealth building through banking, accounting, insurance, retirement, investing, real estate and more. This session is free to attend, but there is limited seating, so reserve your seat today! This is geared towards the school owners only and will be interactive, so come ready to learn, participate and ask questions.

 

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CEO of MA1st

The DePalmas are a husband-and-wife team who run eight successful schools that have been open for 36 years. They are the parents of two adult boys who grew up with running schools and have now taken custody of three young children for their own (ages 1, 7 & 7). Together they run MA1st.com with over 350 school members worldwide, own retail strip plazas and commercial office buildings, and are the co-owners of NAZ Wranglers (a professional indoor football team!). Kyoshi DePalma spent time with the USMC and currently spends his time overseeing his schools, head-instructor training, Pro indoor football team, and personally working with school owners worldwide through MA1st coaching. His 37 years of owning and operating multiple locations has given him the experience to help others achieve their goals. He specializes in staff development, business systems and family time.

Master Robin DePalma, A 5th Degree Black Belt, has been in the martial arts industry for 26 years. She is currently the corporate manager of the organization at their eight locations. She oversees manager training, marketing, business systems, pro-shops, event planning, and statistics of each location.

Hear how they made it work!

 

RUNNING A SCHOOL WITH YOUR SPOUSE OR A BUSINESS PARTNER

Spouses, Partners, and Family in Business: How to keep a successful relationship while working together

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CEO of Jungo TV

Digital Media Executive, Expert and Visionary Leader

George Chung is the co-founder and CEO of Jungo TV--now one of the fastest growing international streaming media companies in the world-- and is the owner and operator of over 50 digital channels across 1.8 billion homes around the globe serving over 300 million monthly viewers to their network of channels.

Over his career he has produced over 300 TV shows across the world including Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. As a media pioneer he produced the live-televised World Boxing Championship in China, produced the first pro MMA league in India, and produced the first multicultural TV show for the NFL.

A former five time World Karate Champion and Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee, George’s business career started in the martial arts as a dojo owner and operator of 11 schools teaching thousands of students in his career. He spent 14 years as a coaching specialist for the San Francisco 49ers, during which he trained over 400 NFL greats and earned a Superbowl ring for the 1994 championship season.

 

MASTERING CONTENT IN THE NEW NORMAL

Leverage 'content,' the new standrad of digital marketing, to amplify your brand, engagement and adoption of new clients.

 

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Jeet Kune Do, Gung Fu, & Defensive Tactics Instructor

Sifu Harinder Singh is a defensive factics instructor, thought leader, author and high-performance coach. He specializes in training the trainers and has worked with black belt school owners, military, Special Forces, Secret Service, and SWAT teams around the globe. His leadership programs are taught to the instructors of over 150 law enforcement agencies, business executives, and professional athletes. He is a master instructor of jeet kune do, filipino martial arts, tai chi, wing chun, and holds a brown belt in BJJ. He is the founder of “Mind Boxing” and the CEO of the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association.

 

COMBAT CHESS GAMES: FIGHT AND FLOW METHOD

The master key to peak performance is a fun and functional training method that gamifies the learning process. You will learn 8 easy to teach fight-and-flow games that are designed to sharpen your movement, develop offensive and defensive tactics, and weaponize your awareness. Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Instructor Sifu Singh will show you how to master distance, timing, and angles against resisting opponents by playing feeding, counter for counter, and sparring games that can easily be integrated into your current curriculums. You will also learn how to watch and read your opponents, relax under pressure, and make smarter decisions by entering the flow state on command. Play seriously, be fluid, and adapt in chaos.

 

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Olympic Gold Medalist and Association of National Olumpic Committees Ethics Commissioner

Olympic Gold Medalist Herb Perez is the creator of the original USA Taekwondo Olympic ID and Development program for athletes and Coaches. He currently serves on the Association of National Olympic Committees as Ethics Commissioner and is the former Chairman of the WTF Education Committee. Perez has also served as an executive board member for United States Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo, and the Olympic Council of Asia.

 

MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL & TRAIN WITH PURPOSE USING OLYMPIC METHODS!

Taekwondo gold medalist Herb Perez has spent years developing techniques to improve training for the best of the best, both coaches and the athletes they train. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to get maximum efficiency from your training time. Learn the intricacies of periodization and scheduling to direct the outcomes you want!

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CEO of Kicksite

Jason Neef is the owner and CEO of Kicksite, serving over 2,700 school owners with management services for over 15 years. Neef has consulted thousands of business owners and sits on numerous martial arts committees. Prior to his time at Kicksite, he spent over two decades in the pharmaceutical industry where he set territory records as a sales representative and manager of organizational sales teams.

 

6 SECRETS FROM HARVARD RESEARCH TO TURN LEADS INTO STUDENTS

Everyone wants to collect more leads. Unfortunately, many times they fail to follow up effectively and all that effort goes to waste. This seminar covers the six concepts every owner must know to convert leads into students: Ideal Response Time, Best Day for Follow Up, Optimal Time of Day to Follow Up, Number of Follow Ups Necessary, and Ways to Edge Out the Competition.

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International Close-Quarter Combatives Instructor. Tuhon in Pekiti Tirsia Kali.

Jared Wihongi is a full-time International close-quarters combat instructor (CQC). His TRICOM system is an integration of empty-hands combat, edged/impact weapons, and firearms with a heavy emphasis on police, military, and civilian self-defense application.

Jared has 22 years of experience working as a Police Officer and Operator on three USA SWAT Teams; this has heavily influenced his approach to teaching and applying close-combat tactics. He has spent the past 17 years traveling the world teaching courses to police and military organizations, primarily in the Special Operations community. He is one of the original Tuhons (Master Instructor) in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, and widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the modern tactical application of the Filipino Martial Arts.

 

OPTIMIZING DEFENSE: THE EVERYDAY-CARRY KNIFE

With increasing frequency, people are carrying knives. In addition the their utility functions, many people carry knives with the intent to use them as defensive weapons, or back-up weapons for those with Concealed Firearms Permits. During this course we will cover time-proven techniques and tactics adapted for relevant modern-day use. We will address the reasonable application of defensive force, and put emphasis on how to carry a knife and deploy it under stress.

 

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UFC Coach and founder of The Pit

John Hackleman is a 44-year veteran of martial arts, a North American champion, Pacific heavyweight Champion. He has coached some of the UFC’s most dominant fighters including Chuck Liddell, Glover Teixeira, Antonio Banuelos, Court McGee and Tim Kennedy. And now he’s ready to train you!

 

SPORT OR STREET: WORKOUT LIKE A UFC CHAMPION...AND DON'T LET ANYONE TAKE YOUR LUNCH MONEY.

Join John Hackleman for an hour-long workout of the same style he’s used to coach UFC champions to victory since 1985! This session includes cardio, strength, and skill-building training taken from Hawaiian Kempo and blended with MMA elements.

 

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Leadership and Confidence Coach of Kelly Murray Leadership Coaching

Kelly Murray Grys is a 6th degree black belt in Isshin Ryu and has been a force in the industry for over 20 years. She is the former Director of Franchise Training for iLoveKickboxing--a multi million dollar franchise concept that she helped to grow from the beginning.

Kelly is now a high-level leadership and confidence coach dedicated to helping hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders to create powerful infrastructures and environments that generate massive success. Kelly also holds interactive confidence-building workshops that help business owners learn the skills to properly lead and manage their teams. Her systems and strategies have helped thousands of business owners recruit and build teams that turn profit, care like the business was their own, and stay loyal in the process.

 

TOP TEAM TRAINING DRILLS & GAMES FOR 5 STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE

In this interactive and immersive seminar, Kelly will teach and facilitate her effective and innovative team training drills and exercises that lead to a 5 star customer service experience on and off the mat!

 

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Owner of Championship Martial Arts - Coppell, Las Colinas, & Lantana

Kevin Nevels is an owner of three Championship Martial Arts locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Opening his first location over 12 years ago, Nevels immediately began reaching out to his community to learn how his martial arts schools could make a difference in his area. He has given back countless hours and served as the Chairman of the Board of his local Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on his local City Council. Throughout his years of service, he has learned to quickly build authentic relationships that allows his schools to maximize their success.

 

10 STEPS TO LEVEL UP YOUR COMMUNITY PROFILE

We all know that martial arts is great for your community and that it changes lives for the better. Now how do we let people know what you are doing? By following these 10 easy steps, you can become a trusted resource in your community and drive people into your front door!

 

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MAIA Small School Specialist

Kurt Klingenmeyer is the owner of three martial arts schools in Southeast Wisconsin. Prior to making the move to full-time school owner, Klingenmeyer earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in education and had a 10-year career as an elementary school music teacher. He combined his knowledge of the K-12 school system with his expertise as a martial artist to form valuable, mutually beneficial relationships between his dojo and community schools.

 

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

How can you become a partner in education, make a huge impact in your community, and develop relationships with local elementary schools? Learn from MAIA Consultant Kurt Klingenmeyer how to do all this and more! As an elementary school educator for over ten years, and the owner of three martial arts schools, there’s no one better than Klingenmeyer to help you build mutually beneficial partnerships with your local school district.

 

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CEO of the Women's Martial Arts Network

“Lady Sensei" Gerry Chisolm is a multi-disciplinary practitioner, as well as the CEO and founder of the Women's Martial Arts Network. Chisolm holds rank in three systems and was Black Belt Magazine’s Instructor of The Year in 2020. Chisholm has conducted seminars in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. She is a retired Crisis Prevention and Management Instructor and member of an Emergency Response Team for the City of New York.

 

THE VEE ARNIS JUJITSU SYSTEM

Developed and founded by Professor Florendo Visitacion, Vee Arnis Jujitsu is one of America's earliest mixed martial arts systems. This hybrid system has been battle-tested and refined over 67 years, and is used by Navy Seals, DEA, police departments, and the military due to its seamless integration into other styles, as well as its ability to be used as a standalone system. This seminar will teach you effective striking and ground strategies, and is suitable for all experience levels. Join the Lady Sensei and let’s get training!

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Lyoto Machida is a well known karateka that has proven the efficiency of Machida Karate in his solid career as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Son of Master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto is considered the one of the best karate fighters in the history of of the UFC.

In 2009 he won the UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Rashad Evans. He is the 1st UFC fighter to win a title with a perfect record (16-0), fighting high-level competitors such as Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Stephan Bonnar, Thiago Silva, and Sam Hogar.

Lyoto Machida differs himself from the other fighters because his unorthodox fighting style, known as Machida Karate. In addition, Lyoto has experience in many other martial arts, such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Sumo, Muay Thai and submission.

 

CAGE FITNESS

Cage Fitness™ is a crazy-fun, kick-butt, total body workout designed to cater to people at all levels of fitness. Cage Fitness™ is based on the structure of an MMA Main Event Fight. Cage Fitness™ will give you a total body workout in just 5 – 5 minute rounds. This workout is endorsed by Lyoto Machida and his quest to promote fitness around the globe.

 

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VP of Operations at The BXNG Club, CEO, AK Consulting

 

USING STORYTELLING TO DRIVE SALES

Learn why storytelling is a powerful marketing technique and form of communication that has the potential to grow your martial arts business. By sharing who you are, your personal struggles and experiences, and how you’ve overcome challenges, you’ll be in a better position to connect with people who need your help and expertise. We’ll explore how you can use your own personal story as a tool to grow your martial arts business, land new clients, and increase revenue.

 

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Director of Marketing & Consumer Engagement LARASAH, Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion

American judoka Marti Malloy won Olympic Games bronze in London 2012. She was 2011 runner up of the World Championships and 5th in 2015. She won gold at the Grand Prix Havana in 2016 and bronze at the Grand Slam Paris. Pan American Games Champion in Toronto in 2015. She beat Ronda Rousey once. She won bronze at the European Open in Oberwart and gold at the Grand Prix in Cancun in 2017.

 

SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE JUDO TAKEDOWNS AND GROUND TRANSITIONS

Learn some simple but effective Judo techniques that are quick, easy to understand, and effective for even non-judo players.

We will focus first on how to grip-up, then how to create off-balance with simple foot techniques, and finally the execution of a pin or submission technique.

 

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Owner and Operator of Black Label Martial Arts, BJJ & MMA Coach

Malachy Friedman, a 3rd degree Ricardo Liborio BJJ Black Belt, spent 8 years at the #1 MMA training camp in the country. Malachy has coached UFC fighters, BJJ competitors, and newcomers. He created the Darce Killer, The Heisenguard, Flower Power, Moves Your Instructor Never Showed You, BJJ Sweeps and Passes, and The Prodigy Process (an Instructional DVD and companion to the Gameness Grappling Buddy).

 

TOOLS OF THE TRADE: ENHNACE YOUR STUDENTS' POTENTIAL

Every academy is filled with potential child prodigies. Effective and engaging instructor tools and techniques can be the deciding factor in whether these prodigies reach their true potential or quit on the sport all together. Malachy Friedman has developed The Prodigy Process as an effective systematic approach to instructing children’s BJJ classes for your academy. Proven instructing techniques reinforced with drill at home applications allow students to engage in independent repetition at an early age. Start eliminating the chaos of your children’s classes and enable your students to become the true prodigy within.

 

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CEO of SKILLZ Worldwide

Melody Johnson has over 25 years of experience researching childhood development as it relates to sports, coaching, and parenting. Her first influential development was the creation of the Little Ninja Preschool martial arts program which landed in thousands of schools worldwide.

Through the years, she has re-defined the children’s martial arts market with innovative age-specific curriculums and drills known as SKILLZ, which are currently utilized in over 1k martial arts schools in 29 countries.

In addition, she is a high-demand consultant on topics associated with child development, teaching, and parenting. This includes resources such as SKILLZ University, the Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist program, and seminar presentations.

Melody started training in the martial arts in 1987. She holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo under Grandmaster (Super) Dan Anderson, and has a World Champion title in forms. She has a 7-year old son, and lives with her family in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

HOW TO BECOME A CHILD DEVELOPMENT EXPERT

Melody breaks down what to expect and what not to expect from children according to physical, intellectual, emotional, and social milestones. This program is for school owners, instructors, & front desk team to help them become experts in the child development field.

 

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Vice President of Operations of Century Martial Arts

 

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF MARTIAL ARTS, TOGETHER

Century is not just a martial arts company; rather we are a company of martial artists. Our customers’ needs have always guided our growth, and now, we’re giving SuperShow attendees the opportunity to get an even more in-depth look at Century’s inner workings! Join Paul Webb, President of Century Martial Arts, as he leads an interactive session that pulls back the curtain to talk about Century’s values, direction, new product development process, and invites you to participate and share your thoughts.

 

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COO of MAIA & Championship Martial Arts Ltd.

Michael Perri has been training in the martial arts since he was seven years old and has been involved in the teaching and business side of the arts for nearly 30 years. After many years of running martial arts schools as an instructor, program director and manager, Mr. Perri now helps with systems implementation and creating the content for the MAIA Edge website. He also helps oversee the licensing division of Championship Martial Arts, which is responsible for over 110 schools in the United States and Canada.

 

MINOR CHANGES MAKE MAJOR RESULTS

In this seminar, Michael Perri will break down how small and simple adjustments in your business can have a major impact in your revenue. Many times, martial arts school owners and operators focus on the obvious solutions to growing their schools (“Get more students!” or “Add classes!”), but it takes much more than that to truly move the needle. See the breakdown of how minor tweaks in attention to your profit centers can materialize into massive growth for your school.

 

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MAIA Multi-School Specialist

Mike Metzger has worked personally 1-on-1 with hundreds of schools worldwide to improve their processes, systems, and profitability. He has presented to thousands of schools on various topics in the martial arts industry both at live events and virtual events. He owns and oversees Championship Martial Arts with multiple locations in Orlando, FL as well as over 80 (CMA) licensed locations in the United States and Canada. If you are looking to grow your single location, expand, develop staff, or even plan an exit strategy, Mike Metzger can help.

 

THE 5 PROFIT CENTERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Learn from Mike Metzger why your billing payments should never be more than 50% of your gross. Without requiring after school programs or summer camps, Mike Metzger will teach you the concepts of the 5 profit centers and basic foundational systems that you could implement immediately in your school to dramatically boost your revenue.

 

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Championship Martial Arts Chief Director of Operations

Nick Peterman is currently the Chief Director of Operations at Championship Martial Arts in Orlando, Florida. He began his martial arts journey in 1988 and started teaching in 1994. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in business management/marketing in 2001, Nick opened an expansion CMA location as a Chief Instructor. His involvement in Curriculum and Instructor Development at CMA led to his transition into his current role as Chief Director of Operations. His primary responsibilities now focus on staff development, quality control, and business expansion.

 

KEEP YOUR CLASS MOVING! DRILLS FOR RAISING THE ENERGY IN THE ROOM

If you worry about your classes one day slowing down or becoming stagnant – or worse, that they’ve already started to hit that point - this is the seminar for you! The CMA Team (Abid Benwali, Eric Santmaria & Nick Peterman) will take you through fast paced, fun-filled drills you can implement in your classes regardless of what style you teach! The CMA Team will also speak on other effective ways to alter the energy in the room, and why this is so important for effective lessons.

 

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President of Century Martial Arts

 

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF MARTIAL ARTS, TOGETHER

Century is not just a martial arts company; rather we are a company of martial artists. Our customers’ needs have always guided our growth, and now, we’re giving SuperShow attendees the opportunity to get an even more in-depth look at Century’s inner workings! Join Paul Webb, President of Century Martial Arts, as he leads an interactive session that pulls back the curtain to talk about Century’s values, direction, new product development process, and invites you to participate and share your thoughts.

 

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Owner of USA Karate at 5 locations

Mr Beard is a Black Belt under Bill Superfoot Wallace, a BJJ Black Belt under Ricardo Liborio, and a Krav Maga Blackbelt under John Whitman. Mr Beard has five schools and has earned Business Person of the Year from Blackbelt Schools of Americ. He earned the Knowledge and Expertise Award from Chuck Norris, and received the “Top Ten Schools” in North America from United Professionals. Mr. Beard is also the founder of G3grappling a program to help schools introduce grappling into their curriculum

 

LIFE SKILLS SAVE WHEN MEMBERSHIPS FADE

Learn why teaching life skills enabled Mr. Beards school to not only survive the pandemic but grow during the pandemic. It’s just not enough to rely on marketing alone to grow your school; there must be value that can be seen off the matt and out of the dojo.

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Founder of McDojoLife

Robert Ingram has been in the martial arts industry for over 24 years and currently has amassed a following of over 800,000 followers worldwide.

 

SUCCEED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITHOUT WASTING YOUR MONEY

In a digital age, nothing builds business for martial arts business owners, staff and new instructors than effective navigation of social media. Become profitable without spending money for ads and growth.

     

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Martial Arts Practitioner and Trainer, Fight Choreographer, Tactical Defense Instructor

Ron Balicki grew up with a passion for martial arts mixed with the commitment to social justice and community improvement. During his time as a Cook County Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, he helped form the Cook County Sheriff’s Special Operations Resistance Team (S.O.R.T.), pioneering new techniques for riot control and community protection. Balicki holds an 8th degree black belt in Shorin Ryu karate, and has training and competition experience in mixed martial arts and weapons-based fighting, and holds instructor rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu, Maphilindo Silat, and Filipino Kali, Muay Thai, Shoot Wrestling, Latino “Y” Daga (whip fighting), Savate and Lameco Escrima.

 

MARS ONLINE TRAINING'S DEFENSIVE EDGE COURSE

Most self-defense situations occur with the victim is threatened with an edged or sharp implement. Building a solid foundation for self-defense begins with being able to handle this scenario. Balicki’s Defensive Edge seminar will teach each participant essential techniques, drills, and strategies to enhance their edged weapon awareness and develop tactile sensitivity through learning leverage and tactical training to escape and survive an edged weapon confrontation.

 

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MAIA Large School Specialist

In an act of desperation, Shane Tassoul joined MAIA Elite as a client after filing bankruptcy, being 21 months behind on mortgage payments and placed in foreclosure. He took immediate action and turned his failing school into multiple locations that are now among the top schools in the country. He is a master of martial art business systems and works tirelessly to streamline processes for his own schools as well as for the clients he works with now as an Elite coach.

 

THE ONE TOOL THAT WILL CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF YOUR BUSINESS

Learn how to implement this one tool to create predictable, reliable results in your school and maximize success. Every school owner has one or two things they can lever immediately for instant results. This seminar will unveil what that is for your school and how to unlock the sticking points and skyrocket your school to the next level.

 

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Strength & Conditioning Coach, Juice Athlete Compound, Director of Education - USA Taekwondo

Coach Tim Thackrey is one of the leading strength and conditioning specialists in martial arts. Before that, he was an accomplished martial artist, competing around the world on the US National Team and was Resident Athlete of the US Olympic Training Center. Thackrey has helped put athletes on Olympic teams and win world titles, thanks to his unique, individualized training approach. He currently specializes in working with martial artists and instructors get them back on the mat and at the top of their game.

 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR MARTIAL ARTS LONGEVITY

Staying in the game, on the mat, and at your best is important for all martial arts instructors and leaders. But as we age, the years of training, countless hours on the mat and in the gym, old injuries, and new life stressors start to add up. Although we can’t turn back the clock, we can use a new approach to strength and conditioning to reduce the effects of time. In this hands-on session you'll learn Tim Thackrey’s step-by-step training methods for staying injury free and continuing the training you love for years to come.

 

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CEO of Tom Patire Group LLC, Licensed Bodyguard, Best-Selling Author and TV Personality

Tom Patire is a world renown DT instructor, keynote speaker, best-selling author and TV personality. His career as an executive bodyguard to the rich and famous has led him to branch out in mainstream as America's leading personal safety expert, empowering people on how to live a safer life!

 

MARTIAL OPS ® - LEGAL TO LETHAL ®

Tom Patire will take you thru the transition of isolated control techniques into take-out maneuvers when the situation dictates that kind of higher-level response. Tom’s proven executive protection strategies and techniques will add to your own arsenal and will enhance your protective veil when the use of force variable changes, the survival window is shrinking, or when you must defend a love one. Attendees will take a trip true the realistic world of a bodyguard and learn how all variables must be planned and prepared for in the mind as well as the body. This seminar will be most valuable for instructors/martial artists that want to learn a different approach on engagement. As a special thanks, Tom will be giving away a gift to all attendees.

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Founder & CEO of MyStudio / InCourage Martial Arts

Tu Le is a Harvard Business School alumnus, and the founder and CEO of InCourage Martial Arts and MyStudio. Le holds a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo and is a seven-time Virginia State Taekwondo Champion.

 

DO YOU OWN YOUR BUSINESS, OR DOES IT OWN YOU?

Running your own business can be a chaotic process that leaves you feeling like your business is controlling you, rather than the opposite. In his seminar, Tu Le will teach you the management strategies that allowed his InCourage Martial Arts to grow from two locations to over 40 in just two years, despite a pandemic and working 100% remotely from home.

 

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Founding Guitarist of "Five FInger Death Punch," Judo and Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, 2021 American Nationals Silver Medalist

In the music industry, Zoltan Bathory is best known as the founding guitarist of multi-platinum rock band Five Finger Death Punch. He is also an accomplished lifelong martial artist, with black belts in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Bathory is the 2021 IBJJF American Nationals silver medalist in the Masters Super Heavy Weight and Absolute divisions for black belts, and has extensive competition experience at other belt levels within the sport.

 

LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR: JIU-JITSU TAKEDOWN MECHANICS

 

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