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.


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.
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.


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.
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.



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.