Master Aaron Vorpahl Made Distracted Students Focus

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Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA

Master Aaron Vorpahl, 37, is the owner-operator of American Taekwondo Brookfield. He prides himself on his ability to reach students that have difficulty connecting. 20/20 Armor has given him an incredible tool to do just that.

“There are so many kids that love video games that have no desire to do anything outside of play video games,” says Vorpahl.  “These are kids who come in because their parents want them to. They don’t get excited.”
Master Vorpahl remembers a young student who attended because his mom wanted him to. But kicking paddles did nothing for him. Same with kicking boards. He didn’t have the confidence or social skills he needed to make friends with the students in his class. He was just waiting to get home so he could play video games.
“When we got the 20/20 Armor he started reacting, “ recalls Vorpahl. “He started being a kid who gets into the front of the line. He started talking to the other kids and making friends. It’s got all of my gamer kids on fire. They are showing an effort they’ve never shown before. This is a new way to reach these kids and it’s really great for instructors. Because you realize you weren’t doing anything wrong. You just didn’t have the tools you needed.”
Master Vorpahl has been hosting In-House events to get his students even more excited about Taekwondo. At these events, students compete in sparring matches using 20/20 Armor. The events are held either inside a local dojang or inside a ring at a local tournament Vorpahl runs with his father.

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“There are so many kids that love video games that have no desire to do anything outside of play video games,” says Vorpahl. “These are kids who come in because their parents want them to. They don’t get excited.”


By using 20/20’s exciting videogame technology Vorpahl has managed to create larger attendance at the tournaments themselves. The winners of these in-house events get a championship belt. Winning the coveted championship belt creates a special level of excitement for the child involved.
“Our champion is determined to train extra hard during the summer to keep the belt,” says Vorpahl. “And he’s a 13-year-old kid with a lot of friends. As any school owner can tell you it’s hard to keep a 13-year-old boy interested in Taekwondo during summer vacation.”
The kids have been so excited about the tournaments that they’ve invited their friends from school to watch them compete.
“It’s made Taekwondo a cool thing for kids to do,” says Master Vorpahl. “I’ve gotten three new students to join our school because they want to take on our champion. My business partner has had five students join his school for the same reason. Any situation where you can attract eight new students is a huge deal for a school owner. Because these students are staying with us for the whole year and that makes a huge difference to our bottom lines.”
Key benefits outlined in this article:
  • Gets gamer kids out of their shells and keeps them attending classes serving as a retention tool
  • In-House Events attracted 8 new students: $140 a month x 12 x 8 =$13,440
  • Increased event attendance of tournaments due to 20/20.
A club with 100 students charging $140 a month, can make an additional $49,920 a year with 2020 Armor.
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