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The Case for Universal Education for Martial Arts Instructors

Listen or Read but please comment and share. By John Graden I started teaching professionally as a 16-year old blue belt in 1976. After earning my black belt in 1978, I was hired by Walt Bone to be a staff instructor for $5 per class. I was thrilled. For the next four years, I was…

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The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement in Teaching Martial Arts

by John Graden For two-decades, I have been speaking and writing about the “Perils of Praise.” In the early years of me blasting this warning out to the martial arts world, I was met with enthusiastic appreciation and, well, praise. However, in the past few years, more instructors have been defending their celebration of mediocrity. What…

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Speaking to the Camera

This is a Good Speaking Example to Study One area that I am hyper-vigilant on is speaking and teaching skills. The fastest way to improve the quality of your classes is by becoming a more effective speaker. In this video, Victoria Payne from Smithville, MS tells the story of how she was teaching self-defense without…

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The Law of Self-Defense (Click to see)

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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Active Shooter Training Likely Saved Lives

New York City – A doctor who was forced to resign from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center shot and killed another doctor and injured six other staff members on Friday, June 30, 2017. Fortunately, hospital staff had prior active shooter response training which they applied during the shooting. The shooting is being investigated as a case of…

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Back to School Marketing: 5-Ways to Get into Local Public Schools

June/July is the time to begin back to school marketingf or martial arts schools. One of the major challenges we hear constantly from martial arts instructors is that the schools in their area prohibit any company from marketing to their students. Here are five proven methods to get your martial arts school into the public…

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How to Negotiate Your Lease

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Self Defense Quiz

 

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When martial arts schools need help, here is what they do…

When martial arts schools need help, here is what they do… To keep your school growing to provide the standard of life that you and your family deserve, you must master every step of the Martial Arts Student Sales Funnel. You may not like the word sales, but we’re sure you’d like to have more…

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MATA Certification: How to Ask Questions in Your Martial Arts Class

This is an excerpt from the MATA Professional Instructor Certification program now available at MATACertification.com How to Ask Questions in Your Martial Arts Class: Name/Question or Question/Name? Do you call out a question to your class and wait for hands to go up? Or, do you pick out a student and ask that student the…

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