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MAIA Coaches

Running a martial arts school doesn’t have to be so hard. We can help. MAIA coaches are martial artists and school owners who have been where you are. They know the ins and outs of running a martial arts school, and they each have their own area of expertise. Discover their specialties below and connect with a coach who fits your needs today. 


Frank Silverman
Executive Director & Wealth Specialist

In addition to being the Executive Director of MAIA (Martial Arts Industry Association), Frank Silverman owns and operates ten successful martial arts schools in the Orlando, Florida, area, and is the author of “Business is Business: Passion and Profit in the Martial Arts Industry.” A lifelong martial artist, he is dedicated to helping others in the industry reach their own successes.

Mike Metzger
Multi-School Specialist

Mike Metzger has worked with hundreds of schools across the nation to improve their processes, systems, and profitability. He personally owns and operates 9 schools so his knowledge, insight and coaching come from the experience he's gained in the industry for the past several decades. Whether you have 10 students or 100, his coaching can put you on a realistic path to reach the goals you set.

Shane Tassoul
Large School Specialist

Shane is a multi-school owners and MAIA Elite Consultant. He has a story that's almost hard to believe. Five short years ago, he found himself walking a couple of miles to make the Martial Arts SuperShow seminars in Las Vegas. With the knowledge he gained there coupled with his changed mindset and mentor, Mr. Tassoul has gone from bankrupt to six-figure income. He is a master of systems and works tirelessly to streamline processes in his schools and for his Elite clients.

Cris Rodriguez
Digital Marketing Specialist

With over 27 years of martial arts experience and 19 years of teaching experience, Professor Cris Rodriguez is a 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt, the co-owner of Gracie PAC MMA, and MAIA's digital marketing expert. She has studied internet marketing for the past 10 years and is the founder of Grow Pro Agency, a digital marketing agency that runs Done For You Facebook & Instagram Ads specifically for martial arts schools.

Adam Parman
After-School Program Specialist

Adam Parman is a Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) consultant and owns two schools in Atlanta, Georgia. As a consultant, he has nearly a decade of experience helping fellow school owners in all stages of their business journeys and experience levels reach personal success. He has worked for some of the best names in the industry including Joe Corley, Bill Clark, Mike Metzger and Frank Silverman.

Kurt Klingenmeyer
Small School Specialist

Kurt Klingenmeyer is the owner of three martial arts programs in Southeast Wisconsin. Prior to making the move to full-time school owner, Klingenmeyer 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.

"With MAIA's help, we have nearly tripled our monthly revenue and student base. I was able to leave my day time job and focus on what I love. "

Chris Schwartz
Northwest Wado-Ryu, Moscow, ID

"MAIA has given us a wealth of information and resources to grow and improve our Academy. It has been so helpful learning from each other and being able to brainstorm and share ideas with the best in the martial arts industry! "

Jen Maloney-Gili
Elite Martial Arts, Melbourne, FL

"We were black belts in martial arts but white belts in business. MAIA helped us become professionals in running our school like a business but also kept the integrity of true martial artists! "

Krista Sky
Sky Centers Martial Arts, Lombard, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

It's simple, really. You just schedule a time that works for you and hop on a call with one of our business coaches. Once you've locked in your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation within 5-10 minutes and you will receive email reminders 24 hours from the appointment, 1 hour before and 10 minutes before your scheduled call.  

Yes, you will have the option to reschedule or cancel once you've received your confirmation email.

However, please be mindful of our business coach's time and reschedule or cancel 24-48 hours before your appointment so someone else can fill in.

In order to give everyone an equal opportunity, please allow at least one week before scheduling a second appointment with one of our coaches.

Yes, the only requirement to connect with a MAIA coach is that you have a commercial location that you do business at. 


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