SAVE THE DATE: JULY 7-9 | VIRTUAL SHOW
BUY TICKETS

KEYNOTESLIVE SPECIAL INTERVIEWHOSTSGENERAL SESSION | INSTRUCTORSHYPE TEAM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Former Navy SEAL combat veteran, Brent Gleeson, turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, bestselling author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation.
In his presentation, Gleeson will provide actionable principles for leaders and managers to use in leading an organization through change and provide inspirational stories and key insights into how leadership and employee engagement affect productivity and performance. Through the disciplines of leadership at all levels, aligning culture with strategy and results, and accountability, the audience will leave with actionable insights for improving performance, engagement, and productivity to achieve winning results.
So many teams miss out on becoming their best because they don’t understand the fundamentals of teamwork. They get caught up in the “taskwork trap”, their members work hard—but on the wrong things, and at the end of the day the people who make up the team leave tired, but dissatisfied.
Through this uplifting and motivational keynote speech, Cujo will teach what it is that allows a group of people to transform into a team. He’ll teach the “Teamwork Operating System” used by front-line high-performance teams to win through disruption. He’ll also teach the tenets of positive, forward-focused accountability practiced by winning teams known as “Debriefing”.
Cujo will do so by combining stories of military teams and personal experiences, and ending with a personal story of transformation, accountability and excellence where it matters most in a way that resonates on a personal level.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of Team Purpose
  • Recognize that Teamwork must be learned
  • Appreciate the value of a Teamwork Operating System
  • Embrace the theory of Debriefing
  • Understand and apply these tenets in both business and life

LIVE SPECIAL INTERVIEW

Chatri Sityodtong is Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. According to Nielsen, ONE ranks amongst the world's top 10 biggest sports media properties in terms of viewership and engagement. According to Forbes, ONE is Asia's largest global sports media property. Chatri Sityodtong was named Asia's 2nd Most Powerful Person in Sports by FOX Sports. He is currently the star of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, the first global edition of its kind.
Don’t miss this live interview that includes 30 minutes of Q&A with one of the most influential minds of martial arts!
Michael Jai White, the American actor, director and Martial artist, needs no introduction. From Spawn decades ago to his recent donning of the Mantle of the Black Dragon, his contribution to combat and culture are legendary.
Don’t miss this live interview that includes 30 minutes of Q&A with the legend himself.

HOSTS

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 achieving your personal financial goals by helping you build your wealth with real estate investing, protecting your assets, and more.
THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW TO BUILD WEALTH POST-PANDEMIC
If the pandemic taught us anything it's that we need to be prepared for the future and unforeseen events. Now that we are coming out of a difficult year, there are things you must do now to start building wealth for your future. Everyone can benefit from these tips to increase your personal and business wealth.
With over 28 years of martial arts experience and 20 years of teaching experience, Professor Cris Rodriguez is a 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt & 3rd Degree TKD Black Belt. She co-owns Gracie PAC MMA with her wife Stephanie and is MAIA's Digital Marketing Consultant. She earned a degree in Education from the University of South Florida and has studied internet marketing for the past 10 years. She is the founder of Grow Pro Agency, a digital marketing agency that runs done- for-you social media ads specifically for martial arts schools. She resides in Tampa, Florida with her wife and their three sons: Darion, Nate, & Cruz.
THE NEXT BIG DIGITAL PLATFORM THAT YOUR BUSINESS MUST BE ON
Cris Rodriguez here! Your digital marketing ninja, and I am pumped to be unpacking the next big digital marketing platform that your Business must be on: YouTube.
While YouTube has been around since 2005, many school owners have yet to leverage the platform for their academies. During my SuperShow presentation you are going to learn the basics to setting up a YouTube channel that will help you convert local traffic into paying customers. We will be diving into 4 must-implement strategies:
  • Setting Up Your Channel & Optimization: In order for you to have a successful YouTube channel for your school, we’ve got to optimize it first. We will be diving into the top strategies we’ve identified so you can drive as much traffic as possible through videos.
  • Keyword Basics: Channel keywords help to make your channel more visible, which makes it easier for viewers to find you. We will help you learn the best keywords to use to make it easier for people to find you.
  • Content Development: YouTube is all about videos; we are going to learn the 6-part framework that we use to generate hundreds of videos each year.
  • Playlist Architecture: Playlists make it easy to curate your content into different categorize. This helps to increase watch time on your videos.

GENERAL SESSION

Mike Metzger has worked one-on-one 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.
SURVIVING & THRIVING AS A SOLO SCHOOL OWNER
If you are a one-man or one-women show handling everything on your own, then this is a must-attend seminar. Learn to generate more leads and increase your revenue so you can thrive in business and finally get to the point where you can hire your own staff.
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 in his schools and the clients he works with now as an Elite coach.
GETTING YOUR SCHOOL BACK TO PRE-COVID NUMBERS AND BEYOND
If you have struggled to recover post-COVID, you're not alone. Many schools have personally reached out for advice on how they can get back to where they were before the pandemic. This session will not only show you the steps to getting back where you were financially, but also how to go above and beyond what you thought was possible. Shane Tassoul has been where you are and has the tried and proven systems that will help any school succeed as long as you're willing to put in the work.
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 she helped to grow from the beginning.
Kelly is now a high-level, leadership and confidence coach 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.
She has shared the stage as a speaker with masterminds and entrepreneurs like Daymond John, JP Sears, Grant Cardone, Joe Polish, Michael Bernoff, Bedros Keuilian, Cameron Herold, Sean Stevenson, Jesse Itzler, and more.
THRIVE: DEVELOPING TEAMS THAT CRUSH IT EVEN DURING A CRISIS
The lynchpin of any great business is the team. And how that team performs under pressure is crucial. Employees need ongoing training and education that begins with a well thought out and strategic staff training curriculum. I’ll share my personal strategies on creating an easy to follow staff training curriculum that will give your team a foundation even a pandemic won’t shake.
Richard Plowden is the Chief Martial Arts Therapist coordinating programs in multiple states and nine countries. On top of that, he's a school owner just like you. His wife and children are all active Black Belts and involved in running the school. Learn how to successfully navigate the martial arts and family dynamic with running a school among other responsibilities.
MARTIAL ARTS AS A FAMILY AFFAIR
Learn how to successfully navigate the martial arts and family dynamic.

INSTRUCTORS

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.
DRILL TRANSITIONS THAT CREATE MORE EFFICIENT CLASSES WITH NO DOWNTIME
Learn how to maximize the value of your classes with less time.
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.
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES TO INCREASE YOUR UPGRADE CONVERSION RATE
Learn critical protocols that create higher value in your upgrade programs.
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.
STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM
Unpack the tactics, strategies, and communication practices that are necessary to create a growth minded team culture.

HYPE TEAM

Rob Campbell is an original Hype Team member, from the first time the team was assembled at the 2018 Martial Arts SuperShow. When the Show went virtual, Rob’s Hype Team role became even more important. Of all the Hype Team members, his perspective closest matches that of the Show attendees: A longtime Century employee and longer-time martial artist, Rob is also the owner and head instructor at Kung Fu San Soo in Oklahoma City!
Sarah Lobban joined Century Martial Arts as a copywriter, and later moved into social media. She first got the chance to join the SuperShow in 2017, and has jumped at every chance since then to be a part of it! Sarah loves interacting with fellow members of the martial arts community, virtually or in person. Her martial arts training began with muay thai in 2011, and today she trains jeet kune do at Century.
Chasity Scarberry’s Facebook Live videos are the highlight of the Century Martial Arts School Owner’s Network, where she’s the Community Manager. (If you haven’t watched her videos, you’re missing out!) A 10+ year Century Customer Care specialist, Chasity brings entertainment and education equally. Her endless energy keeps Hype Team sessions fun, and her knowledge of all things Century lets the Team answer any viewer questions. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, tai chi and meditation. She has been a fan and practitioner of the way of martial arts for many years.

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY