PAI Joins the MATA as Martial Arts Student Billing Processor

Palm Beach, FL – Payment Alliance International (PAI) has joined the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association (MATA) to provide less expensive credit card processing of martial arts student billing, special events, and equipment purchases. According to MATA Executive Director, John Graden, “PAI has the advantage of a good reputation and some of the lowest credit card fees we’ve seen. Debit cards for under 1% and credit cards under 2.5% are very attractive to school owners. Plus, the machine is free.” With the shift from martial arts student billing companies to DIY billing, Graden sees this as the next evolution in school management. Graden says, “With PAI’s recurring billing, tuition is withdrawn automatically each month. This is ideal for owners who want to maintain a direct relationship with their students when it comes to the sensitive subject of tuition collections rather than leaving it up to a third party at a martial arts student billing company.”

The Associations and Strategic Partnerships Manager for PAI, Richard Klein said, “I’ve been training in Wing Chun Gung Fu for 25 years. When PAI wanted to reach out to the martial arts, I knew John Graden’s and MATA would be the perfect fit for martial arts student billing.”

PAI works with other major associations like the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), the National Rifle Association Business Alliance, and the America Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) among others.

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Richard Klein
Associations and Strategic Partnerships Manager
Payment Alliance
(561) 899-1702

John Graden
Executive Director
Martial Arts Teachers’ Association