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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 #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 #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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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How To Implement 20/20 Without Changing Your Class Structure

You spent a lot of time making sure that your school is a well oiled machine. You love 20/20 Armor but don’t want to change the structure of your classes. After all, why change something if it’s already working?  We come across this question a lot when we are dealing with bigger, well established schools.  This article will give you …

Play Halo’s “Oddball” with 20/20 Armor

Genesis Martial Arts is one of the founding schools behind the Midwest Taekwondo League. The Midwest Taekwondo League is the first martial arts league in the world to spar exclusively with 20/20 Armor and is spreading like wildfire throughout the United States. Genesis are known for their creativity, ingenuity and passion for the sport. They also, as the name indicates, …

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 …

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 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 Training for Adults

Many people know 2020 Armor electronic training vests are a great tool for kids, and for competition. What is often overlooked is the value the vests bring to adult and fitness classes. “20/20 armor has single-handedly been the turning point for getting all these hesitant adults to wake up and perform 110% better” – Jon Powell Here is the full …

How to make $40K with 2020 Armor

Would you spend $4K to make $40K? Everyone I talk to, the answer is “Heck, yeah of course!” Our vests have been proven to generate revenue in these three ways: In House Events ($10,000), Student Retention ($12,960) and New Student Acquisition ($17,280) In House Events ($10,000) Host fun events using any of the game modes from practicing reaction, team drills …

Is Martial Arts Right for Your Child?

Every parent wonders what their child will one day grow up to be. And while each milestone of early life brings that picture into clearer view, it can also bring a rite of passage; a first day of school might also introduce a child to their first bully, just as going on their first job interview as a young adult …

The current state of Taekwondo, and how the sport needs to evolve; Through the eyes of a World Champion.

Written By: Yvette Yong- 20/20 Armor’s Athlete Ambassador. Canadian Olympic Team Hopeful and 12x National Team Member, #1 World Ranking WTF Taekwondo, and 2x World Military Champion. WHERE HAS THE FIGHT IN FIGHTING GONE? Let’s go back to 1999 when I first set foot into my Taekwondo club and watched in awe as two fighters went head to head exchanging fast and …