• 6 Key Areas to Mentor your Staff

    Schools struggle to keep staff members. Ensure you are doing everything you can to keep the young professionals in which you have invested. Stop creating temporary solutions and develop permanent ones for instructor professionalism in your school. You can do this by mentoring your young professionals so they grow in and outside of your business.

  • Fighting for the Forgotten

    At just 30-years-old, Justin Wren already holds many titles: professional fighter, national-champion wrestler and cast member of Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter. Despite those accomplishments, there’s one title he is most proud of — humanitarian. Wren founded “The Fight For The Forgotten,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing land, freedom and clean water for the formerly-enslaved Mbuti Pygmy tribe in the Ituri rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He’s now teaming up with Century Martial Arts to bring additional relief to the impoverished area and is challenging you to join the efforts.

  • 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.

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