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The Martial Arts Industry Association exists to help grow martial arts participation by helping school owners succeed. Many school owners are never exposed to the foundational business concepts necessary to run and grow a successful business. At MAIA, we can help fill that need, as we are made up of school owners who have walked in your shoes, know your struggles, and can help with strategies to elevate you from novice to a "blackbelt in business".

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Announcing the Next Level of The Flow System

By MAIA Division Manager Melissa Torres

 

It may feel like the new year has just started, but we are already driving full speed ahead at Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) Headquarters! Lately, I’ve been writing inspirational messages in my column, trying to get you motivated in 2019 (which I hope worked for you, by the way!).

 

But this month, I just want to get you caught up on one of the many exciting things happening at MAIA. I’m thrilled to announce an addition to the Flow System from world champion, Team Paul Mitchell member, and sport karate star Mackensi Emory! You first saw Jackson Rudolph’s incredible bo staff program launch this time last year. Now, we have expanded it to include kamas.

 

You can teach your students the weapons’ fundamentals all the way up to advanced-performance levels of the bo and kamas. This is an awesome opportunity to expand your class schedule to add these done-for-you curricula. When you add a class...

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The Martial Arts SuperShow — Something for Everyone

By MAIA Executive Director Frank Silverman

 

As we begin to approach the 2019 Martial Arts SuperShow, the world’s biggest martial arts business convention, this summer, I want to address the six groups of schools we market to that attend the show. They are:

  • schools not yet open
  • small schools
  • medium schools (I call them potential “break-outs”)
  • large schools
  • super-large schools
  • multi-school operations

 

Of the group, we tend to get the highest participation among the middle three: small, medium and large. That said, in any given year there can to be more of one than another, with no rhyme or reason as to why.

 

First, let me address the idea among some school owners about attending the event. They believe their school is too small, or that it’s too big, or that they are not a success, or that they are too successful to benefit from the Show. This last statement is not true and, in fact, is exactly the opposite.

 

Whether you are ready to...

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2017 MASuperShow Profiles of Success

motivation supershow Jun 01, 2018

Want to grow your school, improve your teaching, excite your staff, and train with some of the best martial artists and business people in the industry? Attend the Martial Arts SuperShow in Las Vegas this July!  We asked two instructors and business owners from last year's convention to weigh in on their thoughts. Here's what they said.

By: David Barnett

 

Each year, the Martial Arts Industry  Association (MAIA) stages the premier training and networking event for martial arts instructors and school owners, the Martial Arts SuperShow.

Is your school growing the way you want it to, or are you struggling with your business? Are you excited every day when you head to your school, or are you missing the enthusiasm you used to have?

Whether you’re happy or not, maybe you aren’t entirely satisfied. You know there’s always room for growth and improvement, the same lesson we try to instill in our students every day.

Are you asking yourself questions...

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