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 …

PLANNING FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS

Martial Arts schools are closing their doors for the next few weeks to keep their community safe from Coronavirus. No one knows how long it’s going to last. But currently Master Duke Lee, of Germantown Martial Arts, is working on strategies to prevent attrition over the next six weeks and hold onto the 15 new students his school attracted 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 …

Best Practices For Creating Live Streams/Videos For Your Online Curriculum

Increasingly Martial Arts Schools are closing down their physical locations for the good of their community. But those communities need those Martial Art Schools to be there when the world returns to normal. The Martial Arts industry are responding with a Blackbelt attitude and creating their own online curriculum to make sure that their students get the teaching they need …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #4: Memory For 5-6 Year Olds

Section 1: Dynamic Warm-ups   Arms: Advanced army crawls up across the ground – You will drag your body across the mat using your forearms, while keeping your feet crossed and off the mat. Legs: Jack in the box walks up across the ground – You will step forward and lower your back knees towards the ground and then stand back up, alternating …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #2: Teamwork For 5-6 Year Olds

Section 1: Active Warm-ups  Arms: Shoulder taps for 10 reps – You will tap your left should with your right hand, and then tap your right shoulder with your left hand. Legs: Beginner squats for 10 reps – You will lower your body into a deep squat position while your arms remain extended in front of you, and then raise your body …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #4: Crawling For 3-4 Year Olds

Section 1: Ultimate Warm-ups Arms: Beginner army crawls across the ground – Drag your body down the floor using your forearms. Legs: Frankenstein’s across the ground – Swing your legs up to your hands as you walk down the floor. Abs: Swimmers for 10 seconds – Kick your legs up and down as if you were swimming, without stopping. Core: Bear crawls across …

The Secret Weapon For Retaining Teen Students

“Every school owner has a huge problem once kids reach about thirteen years old. This is the age that kids leave martial arts to go and play high school sports,” says Mr. Jonathan Frank, a successful ATA school owner with three locations in Maryland. “Retaining teen students is almost impossible.” “But my sparring program has 55 kids, all in that …

INVESTING IN YOUR SUCCESS

We believe we are successful only when you are successful. Keeping in line with that philosophy, we hired our first head of customer success Mr. Joseph Nguyen. His goal is simple: make sure you get your Return On Investment on your 20/20 Armor purchase.

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 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 …

Two students compete in a 20/20 Rumble in Iceland

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 Visionary: Anthony Cappello

In 2019, 20/20 Armor embarked on a search for individuals who excelled not only as athletes but as people who genuinely inspire us. “We were looking for remarkable people,” says 20/20 Armor CEO Ali  Ghafour, “people who represent the values of respect, competition, and love of Taekwondo that inspire us in our mission to elevate the sport. We’re calling these …

The Rise of the Midwest Taekwondo League Powered By 20/20 Armor

His students at American Taekwondo in Brookfield, Wisconsin call him Master Vorpahl. At some point in the future, we suspect the world will know Aaron Vorpahl as the “Vince McMahon” of Taekwondo. Master Vorpahl was an early adopter of 20/20 Armor, getting his first recreational electronic chest guards in the summer of 2018. Vorpahl started wondering how he could push …