Virtual Belt Testing Webinar with Master Tony Kook (April 8th)

We all know how crucial belt testing is to your students and your business. Students need to know they are progressing in their training. But how do you do belt testing virtually? We hosted an incredible Live Seminar with Industry Expert Master Tony Kook streaming at April 8th, 7PM EST. Master Kook is a successful school owner with 4 schools …

How To Survive a Long Shutdown By Connecting Through At Home Training

You have done an amazing job getting your virtual classes off the ground. But there’s a problem. Most online exercise classes experience huge drop out rates after 30 days. Why? Because students aren’t able to measure how much they have improved and they lose interest. This is why products like Peloton are such a huge success. They not only provide …

US Stimulus Package For Club Owners

Everyone has been affected by what’s been happening over the last couple weeks. School owners are having to radically transform their businesses and are wondering if they are going to be able to make it through the Coronavirus pandemic with their business intact. People are worried not only about themselves but also about their employees who rely on them.  To …

Paycheck Protection Program

Yesterday MAIA Executive Director, Frank Silverman, spoke on the Paycheck Protection Program. He called it the one small business loan you NEED to apply for ASAP to protect your business from COVID-19. You can watch the Facebook live below to get all of his amazing insights. In case you don’t have the time to watch the whole thing we got …

Applying for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan — What You Need To Know

Everyone has been affected by what’s been happening over the last couple weeks. School owners are having to radically transform their businesses and are wondering if they are going to be able to make it through the Coronavirus pandemic with their business intact. People are worried not only about themselves but also about their employees who rely on them.  To …

Live Stream With Dave Kovar March 25th

Our CEO Master Ali Ghafour had the great privelege to sit down with Hanshi Dave Kovar, a true legend in the martial industry to have a frank discussion about the industry today and what you can do to serve your community and mitigate financial losses at your school. The conversation was incredibly positive and Dave Kovar gave great tips on …

3 Things School Owners Should Do Right Now To Mitigate Financial Losses

Our CEO Master Ali Ghafour had a live seminar with Master Tony Kook on March 20th to discuss strategies for mitigating financial loss for Martial Arts School Owners. One of the most important things to come out of that conversation was three steps all school owners should be taking right now to mitigate financial loss. We highly recommend watching the …

March 20th Live Seminar Tony Kook: Coronavirus Strategies #2

We sat down with Master Tony Kook, Friday, March 20th for a discussion about ways to mitigate loss during the Coronavirus epidemic. We had minor technical difficulties so you can only hear Master Tony’s voice, but not see his face. We got tips for actions all school owners should immediately take including: talking to their small business bankers, landlords and …

LIVE STREAM WITH TONY KOOK: CORONAVIRUS STRATEGIES FOR MARTIAL ART SCHOOL OWNERS

Today we had a great live stream on Facebook with Master Tony Kook, a successful school owner with 4 schools, about strategies for school owners to mitigate the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. While we encourage you to listen to the whole stream (posted above) we’ve also broken the main points down into bullet points to save you some time. Bullet Points: (3 …

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20/20 Armor Releases revolutionary app, changing the reality of martial arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 31st, 2020 20/20 Armor, the leader in electronic training gear for martial arts, released their revolutionary “In Game Reality” App today granting the wish of millions of young martial artists and giving them the chance to be a character in their own video game.  What is “In Game Reality?”  “In Game Reality” transports martial artists into …

WHY ISN’T RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS ALWAYS THIS EASY?!

“Every year there is a sport registration event in Whitecourt and we rarely get to sign up any new students on the spot. This September we registered six new students directly because of their interest in 20/20 Armor,” says Master Jeremy Wilhelm, 38, 6th Dan of Whitecourt Taekwondo. “There are several reasons why six is such a huge number for …

Why aren’t all tournaments like this?

“My students got the same amount of tournament experience from one 20/20 Armor event as they would have gotten if they participated in four traditional tournaments,” says TKD Keflavik Head Coach Master Helgi Rafn Gudmundsson. “That’s not an exaggeration. Have you ever been to a tournament where each kid was in four sparring matches, a poomsae competition and a speed …

Make sure your students come back after the Holidays

My name is Scott Granger and I’m head of Sales for 20/20 Armor. I was a school owner for a few years before getting into the martial arts supply business. It was about this time of the year that the dojang started feeling empty. I had this overwhelming need to populate the mats even though most of my students and …

Our Layaway Plan

You know that 20/20 Armor can help you grow your school’s revenue and you’re excited to get started. But you don’t have all the money upfront. No problem.  We have an interest free Layaway program where you can break your payments into what you can manage on a monthly basis. To get started you have to put down a one …

Get Your Students Training At Home

We’ve recently received a lot of interest from parents at our schools about buying 20/20 Armor to train at home with their kids.  The parents were excited to perfect the techniques you teach them in class, get fit as a family and keep their kids focused on setting goals and achieving them.  In this article we will explain the direct …

2020 ARMOR ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR A TOTAL OF 2.5 M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:NOVEMBER 7, 2019 TORONTO — 20/20 Armor, the company transforming martial arts into a mainstream professional sport, announced the closing of the third successful investment of $1M round. This round was championed by leAD Sports, the premier sports venture ecosystem inspired by Adi Dassler, founder of Adidas.  20/20 Armor’s total funding has now reached $2.5 million.   Ali Ghafour, …

How to choose the right vest sensitivity for your students

With 20/20 Armor we offer 10 difficulty levels in all of our game modes for everyone from beginners to blackbelts. For your students to properly push themselves and improve they need to be on the right difficulty level. How do you find out the proper difficulty level that is appropriate to your students?  Our first tip to finding their level …

20/20 ARMOR “RESALE” STRATEGY

We’ve been talking to school owners about different ways to maximize their profits. We discovered many school owners are using a highly effective ReSale Strategy.  The idea is simple. Say you are an owner and you want to buy 10 20/20 Armor video game scoring vests. You can get these ten vests for $525 a piece as part of a …

UPGRADE YOUR REFERRAL PROGRAMS

Referral programs  are one of the most important strategies that school owners can use to attract new students. The strategy is simple.   You create an incentive system for students to bring in their friends or family members and sign up at your school. The reward for signing up a friend can be free classes, or prizes.  School owners can’t …

20/20 Tips: Hiring the Best Instructors and Common Mistakes

The founders of 20/20 Armor are school owners with six schools and over 2000 students. We are dedicated to helping school owners succeed. We’re lucky to have an incredibly active social community full of professional athletes, experienced coaches and successful school owners with over 12,000 members across all of our social platforms.  Every day we ask our community questions. We …

20/20 Armor Tips: Make The Most Out Of Your Demos

The founders of 20/20 Armor are school owners with six schools and over 2000 students. We build our products to help school owners succeed. We know how important it is to get expert advice. We are lucky to have an incredibly active social community full of professional athletes, experienced coaches and successful school owners.  We want to use this incredible …

20/20 ARMOR TIPS: TRIAL CONVERSION MASTERY

20/20 Armor has an incredibly active social community full of professional athletes, experienced coaches and successful school owners. To date we have over 12,000 followers across all of our social media platforms.  We want to use this incredible resource to provide our customers with advice that will help make your school more successful, your practice more fulfilling and connect you …

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IN HOUSE TOURNAMENT 101

Running your own in-house events can be a highly effective way to increase student retention, promote student camaraderie, and bring in new student referrals. This step by step guide will help you create this new revenue stream, keep your students happier longer, and offer insight into how you can create a sustainable in-house tournament structure by walking you through the …

20/20 GAMING STATION

The whole experience of a tournament can be ruined by long wait times between events. We’ve all been there. The yellow belts and green belts are running around the hallways making noise. Trying to go under the bleachers. Or they’re complaining to their parents. You feel the pressure. Because if they don’t enjoy their experience they might not come back …

20/20 WEEKLY CLASS BLUE PRINT

WEEKLY CLASS BLUEPRINT To help school owners, 20/20 Armor has put together a blueprint for how to run your own 20/20 Armor themed classes. These classes will offer you new streams of revenue and new levels of excitement for your students as you use 20/20 Armor to provide classes like they’ve never experienced before.This step by step process will provide …