How One Man Overcame A Life Changing Injury to Become World Champion

Your life can change in fractions of a second.  On December 2018 Master Jon Powell was on an airplane getting situated. Holding a cup of coffee while trying to put his luggage in the bin. Not paying enough attention. Excited about the trip. Not knowing where his life would go due to a second of inattention.  And in fractions of …

“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 …

How I Signed Up 9 Students With 1 Event During COVID

We don’t have to tell you that attracting new students is more difficult during a pandemic. But does it have to be?   “We held an open house last year and we got 2 students from it,” says Mr. Anibal Cruz, of USTKDI in Florida. “This summer we held another open house. Only this time we used 2020 Armor to promote …

How World Champions Cope With Failure And Learn To Win

No one likes to lose. Especially not world champions like your instructors at TKD Kicks Corona. What if I told you that even world champion regularly face failure, but how they reacted to failure was their secret to success? We are going to teach you how to cope with failure and learn to win.   You know that feeling when …

How To Open Safely and Successfully Seminar With Master Tony Kook – May 14, 2020

We went live today on Facebook.com/2020armor for our webinar with Martial Arts Industry Expert Master Tony Kook on how to reopen your School Safely and Successfully. The seminar ran from 2PM EST to 3PM EST. The video for the Live Seminar will be posted above for you to watch in its entirety. Master Tony Kook discussed best practices for re-opening your …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …