“Physically Distanced Drills” Seminar with Samery and Melany Moras

We believe nothing is more important than helping our customers thrive during these uncertain times so school owners can focusing on teaching martial arts to students who need their lessons now more than ever. We know you pride yourself on your high energy classes. Bu we also know it’s been a little harder to bring excitement to the mats with …

Running A Highly Successful Tournament Under The Worst Conditions

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has created unprecedented difficulties for martial arts school owners. Events have been cancelled left and right and students are craving competition more than ever just to have something to look forward to.  Jue’s Taekwondo is located in California and is under some of the strictest health guidelines in the United States. Also complicating …

Succeeding In The New Era Of Data Driven Martial Arts Training

“2020 Armor is the best tool to train for martial arts right now. If you’re a high level player and you’re not using it you’re wasting your time,” says Master Luis Antonio Peña, Head Coach of the National Team of Puerto Rico. Peña predicts a sea changes is coming to martial arts with the “New Era of Data Driven Training”. …

How Club Owners Will Benefit Big From The 2020 Armor Combine

The 2020 Armor Combine, the world’s first data driven competition, can get club owners who own 2020 Armor $1,000.   Your students can compete for the title of World’s Fastest with martial artists across the globe from the comfort of your dojang. No plane tickets. No hotel. Just the competition your students crave that other schools in your area can’t offer.  …

How 20/20 Armor Saved Sparring Despite Physical Distancing And Got Kids Excited To Learn

For Mr. Ryan Miller, owner of Nebraska ATA Martial Arts, two things are paramount. One: that his students feel safe enough to get back to class. The other is they get the most out of their martial arts education and learn the perseverance and resilience needed to face all the challenges in our changing world. He is excited to report that …

How One Monthly Event Can Pay Off Your ATA Licensee Fees

Our monthly performance clinic allows school owners to pay off their ATA licensee fees with just one 3 hour event every month. What is Our Monthly Performance Clinic? The 20/20 Armor monthly performance clinic offers an introduction to data driven training to your competition team while bringing in such much needed income. This event is key to convert potential competitors …

Thrive: Monthly Performance Clinic

Monthly Performance Clinic Our monthly performance clinic is one of the easy ideas school owners are using to pay off their ATA licensee fees and get back their 20/20 Armor investment right away. Our monthly performance clinic offers an introduction to data driven training to your competition team and prospective competitions while bringing in such much needed income. This event …

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 …

Mr. Frank's team trains with 20/20 Armor

How a 20/20 Armor rental program can make your school 30K in Passive Income This Year

Master Nominee Lauren Minnich of ATA Martial Arts Wyomissing came up with a brilliant idea.  She designed a rental program for her 20/20 Armor gear that not only is being instituted at her school, but one she wants to introduce to other owners of 20/20 Armor so they can make added revenue in this difficult time. Without using 20/20 Armor …

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 To Recruit After Corona With Bestselling Sales Author Matthew Elwell

We held a seminar today with Bestselling Sales Author Mr. Matthew Elwell on “How To Recruit In A Post Corona World.” Elwell is a Sales Trainer, Elite Closer, Creator of ‘Open With A Close’, Possibility Coach, & Public Speaker. Elwell spent my entire working life in sales, from: cold-calling & knocking on doors at age 18, to negotiating a multi-seven-figure …

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 …

MAY 7TH 20/20 ARMOR APP UPDATE: MAJOR NEW FEATURES RELEASED IN OUR BIGGEST UPDATE EVER

APP v1.2.12 UPDATE: MAY 7, 2020  The newest release of the 20/20 Armor App is live on the Google Play and the App Store! We have jam packed this release with the most cutting edge features to give you the edge in training like never before. Let’s get into itPART I: FIT TESTWith this release we see the first major …

How To Get Back Students You Lost And Increase Revenue After Re-Opening

So you’ve successfully reopened your martial arts school in compliance with your state health guidelines and want to get back to business. If you are still working on that, check out our article on what you need to do to be compliant with your local health guidelines.  This article will give you tips garnered from industry experts on what you …

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 …

TKD Kicks Corona: World’s Largest Global Taekwondo Class Raises Money For Supplies for Front line Workers to fight Coronavirus

On May 2nd, TKD Kicks Corona will hold the largest online Taekwondo class ever to raise money to armor the doctors and nurses on the front lines heroically fighting against Coronavirus. The event is raising money in support of Doctors Without Borders to make sure that the supplies get where they are needed most. On May 2nd TKD practitioners around …

“THIS ISN’T POSSIBLE WITH ANY OTHER SYSTEM. WE HAD 350 MATCHES IN 4 HOURS”

“We had 50 entrants to our second Rumble and each of them got to fight seven matches over just four hours. This speed would be impossible with any other electronic scoring system,” says  Master Jong Hyun Yi, Headmaster of the American Tigers World Taekwondo Dojang in Westborough, Massachusetts. “You don’t need any external systems to run your Rumble with 20/20 …

Mr. Frank's team trains with 20/20 Armor

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 …

Levelling Up Your Performance With Data Driven Training With Former Canadian Taekwondo Champion Ali Ghafour

On April 4th we held our first live Train At Home stream session with our CEO and former Canadian Taekwondo Champion Master Ali Ghafour in the comfort of his home dojang. You can do these exercises in any room where you have enough space to train. We recommend living rooms and garages if there isn’t a dedicated room in your …

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

At 1pm EST on April 16th we went live with Master Elva Pai Adams for Walk Through of the US Stimulus Package Part#2 at Facebook.com/2020armor! The seminar discussed the latest developments in the US Stimulus package and what school owners need to be aware of when filling out their applications. She also revealed that the PPP has been capped (all the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …