MA 1st & Martial Arts Media Presents A Live Event for Martial Arts School Owners & Instructors (with expert speakers)...
Give Us 2 Days & We’ll Arm You With The RIGHT Tools & Systems To Fulfil Your Business Goals & Triple Your Student Sign Ups
Save The Date: 8th and 9th September 2018
ALL MA1ST EVENTS HAVE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT SO…. DON’T DELAY, GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!
Kyoshi Fred DePalma has teamed up with Martial Arts Media founder George Fourie to bring you a live and interactive low-down on:
How to scale your school without being being robbed of your time freedom
Create marketing strategies that will boost leads, establish your brand presence and dominate your market.
As a school owner or manager you make important business decision that could spell success or failure for you and your team. A solid network of experienced and successful business owners can be invaluable and through this event you will have access to the best of the best who have new ideas and experience, you can fully utilise.
In a world where everyone is an expert and martial arts coach, advice is freely given on all platforms without the validity, credibility and track record of the source being presented.
Taking just one piece of wrong advice from a would-be expert who bought their black belt through eBay can steer your business toward instant failure.
If you have fallen victim of false claims of incredible financial gains and life-changing operational tools which have failed to pass the beta stage, you are not alone.
Business is hard and just one piece of untested unproven advice could send your business into freefall and result in money down the drain and a long time to recover (if you’re lucky!)
For two days, Kyoshi Fred will share his knowledge and experience in growing schools of all sizes and at all levels of the business life-cycle (and his credibility and character IS proven time and time again throughout the entire martial arts industry!)
If you want to learn the ins and outs and the finer details of how to successfully operate a world-renowned martial arts business, then this 'working seminar' will feature workshops, discussions and training sessions presented by the ‘new leaders’ of the Martial Arts community.
Fred’s live seminar will include swipe-and-deploy systems on:
Kyoshi Fred’s operational insights will dramatically change the way you run your school and will maximise productivity and minimise churn.
How To Become The 'Go-To' Martial Arts School Through Internet & Social Media Marketing (Even if You're Technologically Challenged)
Implementing operating systems to run a successful school is just half the battle. The other half is lead generation marketing and in order for it to work, you’ve got to know what you’re doing.
Online marketing is not just a tick-box exercise. If getting new students through Facebook, Google and your website is providing less than average results (or none at all) and you don’t know what you’re doing wrong, you’re wasting valuable time and money.
In fact, even if you are doing everything right, if it’s done at the wrong time or on the wrong platform, your prospects will end up turning a blind eye to your messages.
Martial arts marketer George Fourie will present a live training session where he reveals the strategic blueprint and simple fix that will help transform the way you market your school online.
Imagine getting access to a step-by-step system that will deliver RELEVANT marketing messages to the RIGHT prospects without repelling your existing students...
Stay streaks ahead of your competition with proven marketing strategies that will drive a flood of news students right to your door!
Are you ready to access proven marketing strategies AND operational systems that you can apply to your business today?
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No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee
We’re so confident that this event will revolutionize your martial arts business that if you don’t come away completely satisfied, simply present your event ticket at the end of the event and Fred will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
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Featured Expert Speakers
Kumiai Ryu Martial Arts System
Kaicho Kevin Blundell Kyoshi founded Kumiai Ryu Martial Arts System in July 1989 when at that time he had already...
Kaicho Kevin Blundell Kyoshi founded Kumiai Ryu Martial Arts System in July 1989 when at that time he had already clocked up over 20 years of regular Martial Arts training in several Martial Arts disciplines including years of hands on experience in the Security Industry where he held a Master Security Licence.
From these humble beginnings of just 3 locations with less than 50 members to now 28 years later with 26 locations home to nearly 2,000 active members across the ACT, NSWand QLD, KRMAS has grown to become a highly regarded, respected industry leader in the Martial Arts Industry around the World!
Kumiai Ryu Martial Arts System has four dedicated stand-alone syllabuses. KR Little Ninjas – Karate just for Kids, KR Karate for Colts [teenagers] and Adults, KR Muay Thai – Kick boxing and KRMMA incorporating SANDA truly making it one of the leaders in today's popular Mixed Martial Arts realm. In fact KRMAS was a pioneer in the area of Mixed Martial Arts decades ago and continues to develop and provide Industry leading realistic programs.
Always maintaining a clear focus on self-improvement KRMAS Senior Instructors: - Tasshi David Hawken – 7th Degree Black Belt, Renshi's Greg Moss & Anthony Wharton – 6th Degree Black Belts, Shihan’s Andrew Connelly, Anthony Butler, Geoff Ford, Tony Gatt, Noel Onley, Andrew Poppett, David Schulze, Mark Walkerden and Robert Williams – 5th Degree Black Belts along with other dedicated Senior Ranked Instructors who collectively have over 500 years’ training experience have travelled the Globe seeking out the best of each of the above disciplines and then honing these skills to be incorporated in to the fantastic system KRMAS is today.
A centrepiece to KRMAS is the self-defence skills and strategies that are incorporated into every program. Offering realistic training in a range of situations and scenarios relevant to this era is vital, for the way you train is the way you will react in a real situation.
KRMAS Government Accredited Instructors are highly motivated, dedicated professionals with a range of Martial Arts & Fitness Industry experiences & qualifications. From Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Associate Diploma through to University Degree qualifications in Health, Fitness, Coaching & Sports Science's to back up their decades of hands on relevant Martial Arts experience.
CEO of MA1st
Kyoshi DePalma started teaching the martial arts for his instructors in 1981 and went on to open his own school under his...
Kyoshi DePalma started teaching the martial arts for his instructors in 1981 and went on to open his own school under his instructor’s guidance in 1986. He had 4 schools in CT before selling them to the managers and heading out to AZ in 1991 to open schools there. Fred and his wife, Robin oversee 8 locations that are either owned by him or franchised to his students. Over his many years of being involved, not with just his schools but the Martial Arts industry. Kyoshi has spoken for many of the leading Martial Art Companies such as EFC, MAIA, NAPMA, UP, MAUI and others. Currently Kyoshi spends his time running his schools and the MA1st Company where he gets to talk with and personally coach school owners worldwide. If you wish to speak with a Martial Artist who has had and still has successful schools and loves to share, then Kyoshi F. DePalma is the person you need to know.
Both Fred and Robin believe in putting their family first. The success of their schools along with the success of their staff allows them to take 3 months off each year to travel and vacation with their two sons Edge (20) and Dagger (17). This isn’t about bragging but rather demonstrating what is important to them.
Southern Cross Martial Arts Association
Damien Martin is the Kaichō of the Southern Cross Martial Arts Association and has been training in the martial arts for...
Damien Martin is the Kaichō of the Southern Cross Martial Arts Association and has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years having initially commenced training in 1982. Over the past 35+ years he has extended his interest in and explored the history and practices of a variety of martial arts; modern and traditional. Continuing his interest in all aspects of the martial arts he has researched and implemented many traditional aspects into his training, holding a 7th dan in Gōki-Kai Karate, a 6th dan in Okinawan Gōju Ryu Karate, a 5th Khan in Muay Thai, a 1st dan in Ryukyu Kobudo and is a 4th kyu Kudo Sempai.
Damien has extensive experience and qualification in risk management, psychology and autism and, in conjunction with his wife Hannah, has developed specialised courses for the martial arts industry.
Kando Martial Arts
MABS is the brainchild of Paul Veldman, Founder and Chief Instructor of one of Australia’s most successful martial arts...
MABS is the brainchild of Paul Veldman, Founder and Chief Instructor of one of Australia’s most successful martial arts schools - Kando Martial Arts. A 5th degree Karate black belt, black belt in the Philippine Martial Arts and currently training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Paul is a martial arts student, instructor AND owner that has taken Kando from 1 school with 250 students to 5 schools and 1900 students in just 6 years. With considerable skill outside the martial arts industry too, Paul was a member of Victoria Police for 17 years.
During this time, he was an operational duties member, as a member of the Force Response Unit and later a “train the trainer” in Conflict Management, Defensive Tactics, Firearms and Forced Building Entry Techniques. He was also a Siege and Hostage Negotiator. As a martial arts school owner, Paul worked harder and harder to grow a successful business. Like many others before him and no doubt, plenty after him, Paul burnt out. Realising that it was foolish to continue in this same way, Paul hired a mentor and spent years figuring out what works and what doesn’t. He applied this knowledge to growing his school and wants to do the same for others. Specialising in retention, instructor training and team building, as well as the many other day-to-day skills that add up to running a successful club, Paul created MABS to help provide guidance and assistance to businesses who do not have the financial luxury typically needed for a consultancy service. His aim? To help committed martial arts business owners gain the same success as Kando through access and assistance to programs he currently uses in his own clubs.
A 5th Degree Black Belt, Master Robin DePalma has been in the Martial Arts industry for 20 years and is currently...
A 5th Degree Black Belt, Master Robin DePalma has been in the Martial Arts industry for 20 years and is currently the Corporate Manager or DePalma’s Team USA Martial Arts. She currently oversees 6 DePalma’s locations. She is in charge of the Manager Training, Marketing, Business Systems, Pro-Shops, event planning and statistics of each location. Her resume includes developing a Cardio Kickbox program of over 700 members, running one of DePalma’s most profitable locations, co-founding the 26 month SWAT – Mentor Leadership Program, Developing successful business systems for the DePalma’s organization and reaching a $200-$400 student value at any location she has worked at. She contributes her success to her love of the students and families and her passion for making a positive impact in their lives.
Stephen started his martial arts training at the age of four and continued all the way through to his black belt. He graduated at the top of his class..
Stephen started his martial arts training at the age of four and continued all the way through to his black belt. He graduated at the top of his class from Arizona State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Sociology. Kyoshi DePalma offered him the opportunity to start training again and begin teaching classes. Pretty soon, he was presented with another opportunity in 2013 to take over the Power Ranch location. This school was awarded “Karate School of the Year” in 2015 and in 2017, Power Ranch grew to its highest active count ever!
International Goju Karate schools and
My Fitness Kickboxing
50% Owner of International Goju Karate schools and My Fitness Kickboxing. Rod founded International Goju Karate Schools...
50% Owner of International Goju Karate schools and My Fitness Kickboxing. Rod founded International Goju Karate Schools in 2002. Rod knew right away that he had to learn as much as he could about business and marketing if he was to be successful as a school owner. He surrounded himself with the best mentors he could find and set a goal to read 1 book a week on business, marketing and leadership.
Over 400 books later and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in training and mentors the organisation now boasts close to 2,500 active members out of 6 full time locations and is growing rapidly with 3 more full time locations opening early in 2018. Rod shot to prominence this year when the Worlds Number 1 Facebook marketer said that the forward thinking karate school owner was the number 1 martial arts marketer on the planet after he generated 721 paid trials in 1 month. Some of Rod’s strongest areas of knowledge are Facebook marketing for martial arts, Staff/Instructor Training, Retention strategies, Excellent Kids Karate Instructor and Fitness Kickboxing programs. Rod previously ran the ’Titans’ Martial Arts coaching group, but he and Paul decided they could deliver a much better service to the industry by combining their resources.
Martial Arts Media
If getting new students through Facebook, Google and your Website are getting you mediocre results, then come and join...
If getting new students through Facebook, Google and your Website are getting you mediocre results (or none at all), then come and join George Fourie for a live training that will transform the way you approach your business online
The good news is that you're doing everything right, but unfortunately at the wrong time for your prospects which makes them turn a blind eye to your messages. All you need is the RIGHT strategy. Discover a step by step system to deliver RELEVANT marketing messages to your prospects without annoying your existing students with ads and offers.
George has helped several top schools in Australia and in the U.S.A. achieve amazing results through strategic marketing campaigns. Stay ahead of your competitors with marketing strategies that you can apply to your business today.
Hotel and Event Combo Price
Marriott hotel offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Sydney-North Ryde for 185 AUD per night
Martial arts school owner
Staff member/ instructor
Early bird tickets are available until 12:00 AM midnight of August 11, 2018
After that prices go up by $100
"The MAIN Event was such an amazing experience! Between getting to interact with so many like-minded people and listening to all of the presenters, I feel I have some great new knowledge and ideas to bring back to my martial arts school. I was moved to see how many dedicated martial arts instructors, younger and older, were there learning how to be even better instructors than they already are! The venue was easy to navigate, the schedule ran very smoothly and the location was great! I will without a doubt be back next year!"
"I have been attending The Main Event for the last few years. What I enjoy most is the experience of being surrounded with world renowned martial artists and soaking up the knowledge they have to offer. As a business owner, the networking portion is phenomenal. I get to be around peers and mentors that I look up to and learn from them. The information I have received has helped be grow my business and build long lasting relationships. This is for sure the best networking and educational event I’ve been to! Can’t wait for April!"
"MA1st has helped my school grow in a number of ways, the best is that there is someone who finds out what you want to achieve and then holds you accountable to get it done. Kyoshi DePalma has taken on a position of Mentor to my school, knowing there is someone who has gone through the same issues and is willing to help you avoid the pain of growing is a bonus. Anyone wondering if MA1st is for them, all I would say is give it a go. This is all about putting Martial Arts first in your schools, and that is what we all should be aiming to do."
"The Main Event is great! I think it is Fred’s attitude that makes all the difference. I have been to other people’s events where, unless I forced a conversation with someone, no one even made eye contact with me. At the Main Event, it is much different though. Every time I walk away, I walk away with more knowledge, more motivation, and new friends. Fred and the Main Event have truly transformed my world!"