How 20/20 Armor’s Live Mode Won The Battle For Student Attention Post COVID

Master Jon Powell needs 20/20 Armor for a different reason than most school owners. He doesn’t charge for his lessons because he works full time at another job. But free lessons make retention that much more difficult because there’s no financial commitment keeping students attending classes. Master Powell’s fight is for his students’ focused attention because that’s the only thing …

How Your Instructor Tim Thackrey Found His Purpose And You Can Too

You ever wanted to quit Taekwondo? It’s easy to decide you can’t do something if it’s difficult at first. You may have lost every sparring match for a year and gotten close to deciding it just wasn’t for you. But perserverance is one of the most important life skills you can learn. Today you’ll be learning about your pre training …

How Training At Home With 20/20 Armor Got Me Back In Fighting Shape

Have you ever taken a long  break from martial arts and wondered if you’d be able to get back into the shape you once were?  Well 4th Dan David Jue knows you feel. He started taking martial arts when he was five years old at his family dojang and travelled the world competing in ITF competitions. He took a four …

How 20/20 Armor helped me recover from my injuries and overcome my fear of training

One of our biggest supporters from the inception of 20/20 Armor was school owner named Master Jon Powell. Over the last couple of weeks Master Powell had been particularly active on social media using our new Live Mode. With live mode he was able to see his power, reaction time and stamina on every single strike and get insights on …

GUIDE TO RE-OPENING YOUR SCHOOL SAFELY AND SUCCESSFULLY

Shutdown has been hard on martial arts schools across the world– it’s kept us from being able to teach our students in person and caused us to rely on virtual training to cut down attrition. But soon your state or province will begin opening up schools. But there won’t be a return to the old normal for a long time. …

TKD KICKS CORONA WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

We (you) did it!!! We had 1,500 participants who showed up for the amazing TKD Kicks Corona training session. We have never heard of a taekwondo class that big. Well done!! You should be very proud of yourself for standing with the TKD community and fighting for the doctors and nurses on the frontline protecting our families.  The event has …

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HOW MR. FRANK GOT THE MOST DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (71) IN THE ATA

How does one school come to dominate the competitive circuit in an entire country? You give them the right tools. “Since we started using 20/20 Armor we have won 71 District Championships,” says Mr. Jonathan Frank, an ATA school owner with three schools located in Maryland. “To put this in perspective we have won the most district championship titles of …

My Kids Didn’t Want To Stop Training

Notice that your kids aren’t as excited about their training? Worried they might drop out of martial arts before they have a chance to learn it’s most important lessons? Our engineers, software developers and team of martial arts professionals have been working on an answer for you. “My kids said the magic words every coach and parent wants to hear …

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 or your retention will drop drastically. 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 …

Using 2020 Armor During Coronavirus to Generate Revenue

Most School owners we work with have had to go full virtual to maintain the critical connection with their students during the Shutdown. Which means that you have amazing gear to train with. But you don’t have a school to train at.  Don’t worry. You can still use 20/20 Armor to generate extra income for your school and build a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

SCRIPT: How To Talk To Parents About Freezing Their Payments

Today we had a great live stream on Facebook with Master Tony Kook, a successful school owner with four schools, about strategies for school owners to mitigate the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The video above provides school owners with a script they can use when parents ask to freeze their payments. Every school owner is going to experience …

20/20 Armor’s Partner Skillz Presents “At-Home Training” Instruction For All Ages

All martial arts school owners are looking for resources to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are unable to train at your dojang it becomes possible that parents will freeze their payments. One of the great insights leaders in the martial arts industry have had is the necessity of coming up with plans for at home training.  Not only …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #4: Momentum For 10-14 Year Olds

Section 1: Ultimate Warm-ups  Arms: Advanced super slides across the ground – You will drag your body down the floor using only one arm. Legs: Advanced plyos across the ground – You will jump down the floor without putting your foot down.    Abs: Shrimps across the ground – You will slide your body, turning it to one side pushing with your feet and …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #2: Reaction For 10-14 Year Olds

Section 1: Active Warm-ups  Arms: Int. triangle push-ups for 10 reps – Lower your head to the top of your left hand and then back up, alternating hands on each rep. Keep your feet together and make sure your toes are pointed towards the ceiling.  Legs: Advanced squats for 10 reps – Raise one leg off the ground and lower your body …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #1: Dexterity For 10-14 Year Olds

Section 1: Static Warm-ups  Arms: Hold super man push-up position for 10 seconds – Raise your body off the ground using your palms and the balls of your feet, keeping your feet, hips, and head aligned; and then you will extend one arm in front of your, keeping your arm parallel to the ground. Legs: Hold single leg squat position for …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #4: Flexibility For 7-9 Year Olds

Section 1: Ultimate Warm-ups  Arms: Super slides across the ground – You will drag your body down the mat using only your palms.   Legs: Plyos across the ground – You will jump down the mat while keeping your feet together. Jump in continuous motion without pausing in between each jump.  Abs: Stomach rolls up across the ground – You will roll your body …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #2: Technique For 7-9 Year Olds

Section 1: Active Warm-ups  Arms: Intermediate push-ups for 10 reps – You will lift your body off the ground from your knees up, your using your palms, then lower your body back to the ground, but do not let your chest touch the ground in between reps. Legs: Squats touching the ground for 10 reps – You will lower your body as …

AT-HOME TRAINING BY 20/20 ARMOR PARTNER SKILLZ: LESSON #1: Focus For 5-6 Year Olds

Section 1: Static Warm-ups  Arms: Hold intermediate push-ups for 10 seconds – Raise your body off the ground with your palms, while keeping your knees, hips, and head aligned. Make sure your toes remain pointed towards the ceiling. Legs: Hold squats position for 10 seconds – Lower your body into a deep squat position while your arms remain extended in front …

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 …

Corona Virus Tips For Your Martial Art Schools

Today our CEO Master Ali Ghafour had a live seminar with Mr. Jonathan Frank, a successful owner with three schools. We had intended to talk about how 20/20 Armor was helping drive retention with his sparring program but instead decided to talk about strategies for dealing with Coronavirus for school owners instead as this is clearly on all of our …

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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 …

20/20 ARMOR ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH AKROSS CANADA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS PROVIDED BY 20/20 ARMOR Jan. 23, 2019, 2:30 ET 20/20 Armor, the leader in electronic training systems for martial arts, announced today that they have signed a contract to make Akross Canada their first official distributor.  Akross Canada was founded by former Taekwondo athletes for Taekwondo athletes and is renowned for the excellence of their products …

Why aren’t all tournaments like this?

Sick of long delays in your in house tournaments where your students have nothing to do and your parents are getting frustrated by wait times? It’s important that your students attend next year and they might not if the experience isn’t fun. Not only that, but tournaments are how you upgrade students from beginners into your competition stream. But aren’t …

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 …

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 20/20 Was A Game Changer For My School

Master Joseph Santarose, Owner of Rock Solid TKD in Katy, Texas is a successful school owner who trains his students with traditional Taekwondo and travels across the country coaching students and pushing them to do their best. 20/20 Armor has been a game changer at his school as he describes in the above video. He explains how as a coach …

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 ARMOR ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ATA MARTIAL ARTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS PROVIDED BY 20/20 Armor October 25, 2019, 2:30 ET 20/20 Armor, the leader in electronic training systems for martial arts, announced today that they have signed a deal to become an Official Licensee Supplier for ATA International.  ATA Martial Arts, is the largest martial arts organization in the United States with over 1500 locations and 300,000 …

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 …

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 …

2020 Armor Announces Funding for a total of $1.2M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 2018 TORONTO — 20/20 Armor, the company transforming martial arts into a mainstream professional sport, announced the closing of yet another successful investment round by the Adidas family through LeAD Sports. 20/20 Armor’s total funding has now reached $1.2 million.   In the most recent investment round for the Canadian company 40 percent of funding came …