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Inspiring (Holiday) Story from a School Owner!


I was speaking to a school owner from a pretty typical suburb the other day, it was really entertaining, and I thought you might find it interesting as well (which he gave me permission to share with you). So, this gentleman, a nice, sharp guy, has been running his school for 14 years, and has been “stuck” at about $26,000 a month gross for the last seven years.

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There’s no Nobility in Poverty


I read a fascinating article recently on the cover of the “Weekend Journal” section of the Wall Street Journal about the band The Black Eyed Peas. The article was so “spot-on” for our industry that I read it a couple of times and thought about the implications. Before I explain let me step back a ...

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Stephen Oliver and NAPMA Honored for their Deep Contribution to the Martial Arts Business

Left to right: NAPMA Senior Member Representative Bob Dunne, NAPMA COO Toby Milroy, NAPMA CEO Stephen Oliver and Former World Kickboxing Champion Jeff Smith conducted several valuable sessions for school owners.

The 2012 Action Martial Arts Magazine’s 12th annual Hall of Honors, widely known as the “Academy Awards of the Martial Arts” marked another milestone in the professional development of the martial arts business. This years’ event featured a trade show with more than 60 exhibitors, a traditional martial arts tournament, the first ever “Action Martial ...

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