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MATA Certification: How to Give Clear Instructions

MATA Certification: How to Give Clear Instructions

From the MATA Professional Martial Arts Instructor Certification Course Module 1-Lesson 1: Four Keys to Giving Clear Directions 1. Specific. Effective directions are specific. They focus on manageable and precisely describe actions that martial arts students can take....

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The Important Math for Martial Arts Marketing

How much can you pay to enroll one student? To make a smart marketing decision, you MUST know is how much is a new student worth to your school. 1. Annual Student Value Calculation With tuition averaging $149 a month, a student who stays for 12 months generates about...

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What You Must Do to Make Next Year Your Best Year

Get Notice When a New Article by John Graden Posts Because of our redesign and over-haul, we want to make sure that only people who want to get these articles are notified when they are posted. Enter your info to get on that list.In the mid-1980s, Allstate Insurance...

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Martial Arts Student Retention Process 1 of 2

Martial Arts Student Retention Process 1 of 2

How an Inadvertent Lack of Integrity isSabotaging Your Student Retention Martial Arts Student Retention is important because it's much less expensive to keep the students you have rather than spending time and money recruiting new students to replace the dropouts....

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The Song that Got Me Through High School

The Song that Got Me Through High School

I have a question for you at the end, so read on, please. While martial arts is a good influence for 99% of people, it was a not-so-good influence on me. The Florida Karate Academy was more about chasing the dragon than entering the dragon. I went from being Student...

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MATA Certification Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I’ve been in business now 10 years and I WISH I would have known about this when I started. As an instructor, I am always looking for ways to become a better version of myself and this course really helped. Very informative and everything that the course covers is absolutely needed if you plan on running a successful martial arts school. Way to go team!

John Henderson

Guardians Circle Elite Defense Institute

I am actively engaging my change-over from a style based school to an Empower Kickboxing school. I love your quote above, “We’re more focused on skill improvement rather than skill memorization.”

To me it embodies more about the martial arts…it is more like coaching my wrestlers over their high school careers and seeing them improve their skill sets over time – just makes more sense!

Again – thank you (for waking me up to this concept)! Love the material that is included in the Empower Kickboxing curriculum and I am using it daily.

Brock Brown

Brown's Karate Studio Angleton, TX

Thank you, sir. It is a great training program that every instructor should take to learn the latest and best practices for effective martial arts instruction.

Bryan Bagnas

San Diego County - Government

An outstanding course that covers material across the board for anyone from a brand-new black belt to an experienced instructor for any style of martial art. Lessons are informative and easily broken down for different learning styles. I’ll complete it again in a year or so to stay current.

F. Mac McNeil

This is an amazing course. whether you’ve taught for years or just starting to assist this is for you. This in-depth course provides great research and insight into both the teaching and business side of this industry.

Kevin Baker

This was an outstanding course. I feel that it should be required for anyone that is thinking about or is already teaching martial arts in any capacity. The course materials (modules/units) should be made into a book! Excellent information provided and I am very pleased with the knowledge gained from taking and finishing the course.

Paul J Hawkins

This course was really good. I learned a lot.

Eric Larson

Simply calling this certification necessary doesn’t cover it honestly, this is pivotal for anyone who seriously wants to teach at a high level. It was an awesome course!

Henry Jones