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Grow Your Martial Arts School

Since 1993, MATA has been the must-have membership for martial arts school owners. Get all the tools, connections, and answers you need to succeed.

The Martial Arts “Teacher of Teachers”

“On his path of inspiration, motivation, and unparalleled success, John Graden has had a profound impact on the manner in which thousands of martial arts are operated worldwide.” — Martial Arts World magazine

WHO ARE MATA MEMBERS?

Black belts working hard to create a great living for their families so they can focus on their passion for changing lives through their schools.

Earn more income

Learn how to create the revenue that you deserve for your hard work and the life-long benefits you provide your students.

Enroll more students

We’ll show you the programs to offer to move a stranger to a student and a student to a black belt and staff instructors.

Become the "go to" school

Learn how to become the school people think of and talk about when “martial arts” are mentioned in your town or area.

Recent MATA Certification Graduates

The MATA Instructor Certification Program provides teachers an effective process
to create and maintain a productive classroom environment.

“MATA is a professional and quality organization. I wanted my Instructors and myself to be certified by the best.”

— Sidney Burns, Blue Ridge Martial Arts

I am continually looking for ways to improve my teaching knowledge and the MATA Instructor’s Certification is one of the finest and most updated courses an instructor can take.

I was impressed by the honesty of the content and detailed explanations of the various issues surrounding the teaching of Martial Arts these days.

Sidney Burns, Blue Ridge Martial Arts Academy

LATEST NEWS AND TRENDS

The Coronavirus and Your Martial Arts Insurance

Understanding Your Insurance Coverage From Jennifer Urmston of Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation “It is important to remember that viruses are excluded from standard Commercial General Liability insurance policies. This means that insurance companies will...

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Tips for Your Your Online Martial Arts Class

Teaching your classes via Zoom in an empty room to students in their living room creates multiple layers of difficulty. Here are some tips to help you create a more enjoyable experience for your students. Self-Defense: Since students can't partner off, focus on...

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The Coronavirus and Your Martial Arts Insurance

Understanding Your Insurance Coverage From Jennifer Urmston of Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation “It is important to remember that viruses are excluded from standard Commercial General Liability insurance policies. This means that insurance companies will...

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Father Sues Karate School

Father Sues Karate School

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - A father alleges his son's leg was broken in a karate class in Feb. 2018 is suing the school. A father sued the school and his son's training partner, alleging they "negligently" caused his son's injury. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court,...

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The Martial Arts Gap

The Martial Arts Gap

The GAP is the divide between your martial arts experience and the market’s expectations

It’s safe to say:

1. You love the martial arts.

2. The martial arts improved your life.

3. You want to share that experience with others and make a good living doing it.

It’s also safe to say:

1. The only reason you were raised in your style is that it was taught in the school you joined. 

2. You did not join the school seeking a style, forms, or any specific techniques.

3. You joined because it was geographically convenient and / or the cheapest option.

The love you have for your style, its techniques, and traditions is the result of indoctrination, not informed decision making. Simply put, you didn’t know what you didn’t know.

The GAP is the divide between your indoctrinated bias and the benefits that your prospects are seeking.

Empower Kickboxing™ strips away all of the complexity of style based martial arts and presents just the easiest to learn, most effective skills. The class focus is on different applications of these skills with an emphasis on conditioning.

The Result: The Gap is eliminated. The students learn skills and get fit much faster.

Martial Arts Time Management for Martial Arts School Owners

Martial Arts Management Starts With Prioritizing Your Day

Believe it or not, we’re 25% finished with this year. Freaky, I know. 

No doubt you ended last year with high hopes for for the new year. How is that going? Congratulations to those of you who are on target to hit, or exceed your goals. For the rest of you, here is a martial arts management suggestion to help you gain more control of your day.

Start each week by determining the five most important, high return tasks that must be completed or moved forward that week. 

List them in columns, then list, in order of importance, the steps you must take to accomplish the task.

Some steps will require you while others can be delegated.

Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5

step 1 step 1 step 1 step 1 step 1

step 2 step 2 step 2 step 2 step 2

step 3 step 3 step 13 step 3 step 3

Here is the powerful part. Each day, block out time to ONLY attack whatever steps are next for your most important tasks on the list. Turn off email, tell your team you are not available, close all browser windows and make whatever you are working on full screen. 

Stay with that task ONLY for the allotted time. You may only have time to attack one or two tasks each with this method, but you will move closer to your goals much faster.

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