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2018 Agenda and Sessions

Highlight Sessions

Program Director Workshop: Sales Funnel - Inquiry to Close

logo-tsa.pngJoin us for this free bonus session for Program Directors on Thursday night! This course will cover in-depth the skills you as a Program Director need to know for building and managing an effective “funnel” of prospects from first contact through to enrollment, with Kovars Program Director experts Elaine Warrener and Julie Alexander. This event is FREE to all Registered Attendees. Space is limited to 40 seats only. 

 

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Guided Bat Breaking with chip townsend

page-general-content_townsend.pngLearn from four-time World Record holder Master Chip Townsend. He will work with you personally to review technique, proper holding and breaking positions, as well as holding for you during the Saturday night workout for a public break event. Materials included. First come, first serve! ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

 

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The Satori Instructor Certification Testing

logo-tsa.pngOn Sunday there will be an opportunity to test for Level One Instructor Certification for Satori Alliance Members at Strive Martial Arts and Fitness, in Highlands Ranch, CO. This is for members that have completed their background check, CPR and First Aid Certification, and Stages 1-4 of the Level One Instructor Certification Curriculum. We highly recommend this certification to individuals that have started the online training course by mid-February to give you enough time to master the skills and set yourself up for success. Must be a registered Satori Alliance Member to Certify.

 

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Speakers & Sessions

Dave Kovar

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Saturday, May 5th

The Super Summer Series: Your Path to Your Best Summer Ever - 9:45 to 10:45AM

Summer can be a tough time for many school owners. Review the systems that have helped the Kovars academies thrive through the summer months year after year with solid retention and monthly enrollments.

The Satori Way - Living the Samurai Lifestyle - 11:00AM to 12:000PM

A "Satori moment" is being in the moment, and at your very best. It's the present state of consciousness of mental clarity, physical energy, and emotional calm. Learn how to harness more of those moments in your everyday life to improve your health, relationships, and productivity.

Live Safe Training in Your Community - 1:30 to 2:30PM

Now, more than ever, we are in a position to serve our communities by helping our students and even non-members to feel prepared and free of unnecessary fear. Help those in your area to feel safe again. The Life Safe program is a documented course you can offer within your community to reach new audiences of prospects and improve the well-being of their lives.

Satori Ryu Assessments - 4:00 to 5:00PM

Satori Alliance members may schedule their Satori Ryu rank assessment with prior approval.

Martial Arts Training at Strive Martial Arts - 6:00 to 8:00PM

The best training is instructor training! Open to all attendees, join your friends and peers on the mat for a very special ProMAC community training class with legendary instructors. Appropriate for all levels and styles, train with Dave Kovar, John Whitman, and Olympian Mike Swain as they lead a fun-filled class with top-tier content.

 

Sunday, May 6th

Satori Ryu Prep Class - 8:30AM to 9:30AM

Satori Instructor's Alliance members that are preparing for an upcoming rank test can spend time getting ready with a certified instructor.

 

Tim Kovar

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Friday, May 4th

Keynote Speaker - 4:45 to 6:00pm 

Tim Kovar spent 20 years partnered with his brother, Kyoshi Dave. During that time Tim - also known by the title "Meyoshihan" - primarily ran the business side of the company and was instrumental in the company's growth from a single school in Carmichael to the massive multi-school operation known around the world. His vision and systems have been forever imprinted in the DNA of the Kovars operation. Join us as he shares his story and sheds light on the history of the Kovars team and with it the evolution of the martial arts industry.

 

Julie Alexander

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Thursday, May 3rd

Program Director Workshop: Sales Funnel - Inquiry to Close - 5:30 to 7:30PM

Join us for this free bonus session for Program Directors on Thursday night! This course will cover in-depth the skills you as a Program Director need to know for building and managing an effective “funnel” of prospects from first contact through to enrollment, with Kovars Program Director experts Elaine Warrener and Julie Alexander. Space is limited to 40 seats only.  [ Click here to register ]

 

Friday, May 4th

Planning for Success – Owning Your Next 90 Days and Beyond - 3:30 to 4:30pm 

Proper Planning Promotes Peak Performance – we all know it, but what does that mean for running a thriving school? Learn the same techniques used in our Kovars Satori Academies for establishing clear, realistic student enrollment and retention goals with an accompanying plan of action.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Why You Should Already Be Prepping for Back to School Season - 1:30 to 2:30PM

Group Panel. Summer hasn't even started, and we are discussing back to school already? The answer is YES! Now is the time to be planning for next year's back-to-school season. Elaine Warrener, Julie Alexander, and Kovars team explain why, as well as what to do to get started.

 

Dave Chamberlain

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Saturday, May 5th

Negotiating a Great Lease Any Time - 8:30 to 9:30AM

Negotiating a great lease is an important piece of your long term success puzzle. Learn strategies for improving your position and terms with your landlord, even if you’re not up for renewal for several years.

Growing Pains: Shaping Your Company Culture by Design or Default - 9:45 to 10:45AM

It’s easy to have great company culture as a one-man show. As you grow, however, this becomes more difficult. Your company’s culture can either be a conscious choice, or the result of whatever materializes as new members come on board. Learn how Kovar Systems and Zen Planner have kept themselves as destination workplaces through several phases of company growth.

 

Sunday, May 6th

Advanced Statistics – Getting to the Next Level of Success- 9:45 to 10:45AM

We all know the basic stats necessary to run the business and survive, but what if you’re ready to thrive? Dive deeper into your business to understand how to take it, and your future, to the next level.

 

 RICHARD BACIARINI

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Saturday, May 5th

Making Your Summer Camps Rock! - 2:45 to 3:45PM

Summer is right around the corner, and many of you have plans to serve your community through camps. Learn from one of the very best on how to keep your camp programs fun, dynamic, and how to make them the can't-miss events of the season.

 

 Ben Bass

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Sunday, May 6th

The Right Tools for the Job – Selecting the Best Equipment for You and Your School - 8:30 to 9:30AM

Having the right tools for the job is a critical piece of the success equation, and it’s no different when selecting the gear your students use in class and the tools you use on the mat. With so many options available, how do you know which options are the right one for your school and your students? Ben Bass shares how to sort through all the noise.

 

 Thomas Clifford

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Friday, May 4th

How to Create the Right Environment for Your School - 3:30 to 4:30PM

Everything about your school sends a message to your students and prospects. Are you creating the right environment to attract and keep the students you want?

 

 Gary Cosidine

Saturday, May 5th

Improving Your Classroom Experience With Technology - 8:30 to 9:30AM

Martial artist and hardware developer Gary Considine demonstrate how to use the HermanU athletic performance tracker to create new and exciting classroom drills for your students.

 

 Troy Dorsey

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Saturday, May 5th

Champion Ring Skills - 8:30 to 9:30AM

Learn the skills that helped to make Troy Dorsey the only person to ever become a world champion in boxing, kickboxing AND karate.

 

 Dave Durman

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Sunday, May 6th

Student Service for Improved Retention - 8:30 to 9:30AM

It's always harder and more expensive to enroll a new student than to keep one you already have. Learn how to improve your retention through delivering exceptional student service.

 

Amal easton

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Saturday, May 5th

BJJ for the Tournament or the Cage - 7:00 to 8:00 AM

Open to all levels, this session covers grappling fundamentals that will help you be successful in any situation.

 

Mark Goblowsky

Saturday, May 5th
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The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword – Tactical Pen Self-Defense Skills - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Learn how to use the only weapon you can “legally” carry and have with you 100% of the time, the Tactical Pen. Bring your own or you can pick one up at the seminar for $25 (limited supply).

 

Sunday, May 6th

Qigong Internal Workout - 7:00 to 8:00AM

Qigong (chee gung) is a series of movements, postures, breathing and visualizations to strengthen your martial arts training and bring balance to your body, mind and spirit.

 

 RIch Grogan

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Sunday, May 6th

From Bankruptcy to Business of the Year - 9:45 to 10:45AM

Are you losing your passion for the Martial Arts because the business side is killing you, or has your hobby become a financial nightmare? Become Empowered and Learn how to take your Martial Arts studio from a hobby to an extremely successful business with just a few simple steps.

 

 John Hackleman

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Friday, May 4th

How to Hit Hard, the Hackleman Way - 2:15 to 3:15PM

Train with Pit Master John Hackleman and learn some of the same tips to increase power that helped create UFC champion Chuck Liddell.

 

 Chris Herrman

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Friday, May 4th

A Fight to Remember: Going Toe to Toe with State Legislators for Our Industry - 2:15 to 3:15PM

Few martial artists get into the business for a love of politics, but sometimes we don’t get a choice in where we are pulled. Martial Artists in Washington state recently learned that lesson when faced with a sudden and massive tax on all schools through the state. Hear the story of how they banded together to overturn legislation that could have put countless schools out of business, and what you can do to prevent something similar in your area.

 

 Derrek Hofrichter

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Sunday, May 6th

Getting Your School on the News - 8:30 to 9:30AM

Public relations and getting the media to cover your school for free is a great way to reach your audience and enhance your marketing.

Modern Marketing Analysis and Trends - 9:45 to 10:45PM

Industry experts on marketing and community engagement reveal what's working and what's not. Marketing leads from Kovar Systems, Zen Planner, Krav Maga Alliance, and Sweat Angels will attend. Topics on social media, email, and real-world channels will be discussed, with time allocated for audience questions.

 

Moti Horenstein

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Survival Krav Maga – Dealing with Multiple Attackers - 1:00 to 2:00PM

Learn to defend against multiple attackers; bare hand against knife!

Developing the Self-Defense Mindset in Your Students - 3:30 to 4:30PM

Group Panel. On some level, all martial arts stem from the desire to protect oneself from harm. As instructors, how do we deliver on that promise? Join us for an enlightening discussion on preparing your students for the fight we hope never comes from some of the most experienced minds on the subject. Panel discussion with Moti Hornstein, Bill Kipp, and John Whitman, plus audience Q&A.

 

Bill Kipp

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Developing the Self-Defense Mindset in Your Students - 3:30 to 4:30PM

Group Panel. On some level, all martial arts stem from the desire to protect oneself from harm. As instructors, how do we deliver on that promise? Join us for an enlightening discussion on preparing your students for the fight we hope never comes from some of the most experienced minds on the subject. Panel discussion with Moti Hornstein, Bill Kipp, and John Whitman, plus audience Q&A.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Predator Armour Training - 2:45 to 3:45PM

Experience the paradigm shift of learning to use your adrenaline in a positive way, through full force, safe, but enjoyable training methods. Take your training to the next level with the Predator Armour.

 

APOLO LADRA

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Saturday, May 5th

Morning Kali Partner Flows - 7:00 to 8:00 AM

Make your morning better with Kali flows that you can use with your students immediately.

Kali for Everyone – Weapons Skills For Every Martial Artist - 1:30 to 2:30PM

Kali is a stick and knife-based discipline that is both effective and fun. Cover skills and drills that can spice up any martial arts classroom.

 

Tim Leard

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Weapon to Weapon Fighting: Tactics of Engagement at Varying Ranges - 2:15 to 3:15PM 

Basic tactics and techniques for weapon fighting with an emphasis on mismatched weapons. Practice on either overcoming or capitalizing on a difference in reach.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Mittwork Fundamentals for Punching Range - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

A fun and fast-paced exploration of combinations, head movement, and footwork for use with focus mitts.

Satori Ryu Assessments - 4:00 to 5:00PM

Satori Alliance members may schedule their Satori Ryu rank assessment with prior approval.

 

Tommy Lee

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Student Evaluations: The Key to Student Retention and Upgrades - 2:45 to 3:45PM

Learn how the student evaluation process can be used to improve your long-term student retention and participation.

 

Eric Maisch

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Saturday, May 5th

Getting the Most out of the MA School Portal (Working Lunch) - 12:15 to 1:15PM

The MA School Portal is an incredibly powerful tool available to our Business Community members. It's received some major upgrades in just the last few months. See what's new and how to make the most of this technology to save time, money, and grow your business.

 

Chris Mierzwiak

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Friday, May 4th

The State of the Industry: Lessons from the 2017 Martial Arts Industry Report - 2:15 to 3:15PM

Success leaves clues. Learn what the most successful schools in the industry are doing to get there, and how you can follow their example.

Saturday, May 5th

Getting the Most Out of Your CRM Software - 8:30 to 9:30AM

Your CRM software is a powerful ally in running your school. Learn how to set up the framework for your software in a way that will get you the data you need so it serves the success of your business. Principles of this presentation will not rely on any specific software option.

 

Bryan nay

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Saturday, May 5th

Morning Mobility & Workout - 6:00 to 7:00AM

Wake up and get your body moving! A focus on mobility, joint health, plus a great sweat to start your day right.

Footwork and Kicking Fundamentals for Speed, Power, and Distance - 8:30 to 9:30AM

A solid kicking base can help take your overall game to the next level. Cover footwork and kicking skills to improve speed, power, and improved range.

Leading with Strengths - Developing Your Team By Focusing on What's Right - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

What happens when you focus on what's right, rather than what's wrong with someone? Learn how the Kovars team has used a strengths-based approach to improve communication and teamwork, and you can too.

Understanding Millennials: Working With Different Generations in Your Staff - 2:45 to 3:45PM

"Kids these days..." It's the cry of every generation as they try to make sense the perplexing behaviors of the generations that follow. Understanding what makes each group different and unique, as well as what binds them together is a critical skill for growing your staff and your student body. Learn how to relate to not only Millennials, but also the other unique generations already training in your school.

 

Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec

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Sunday, May 6th

BJJ Split Guard - 9:45 to 10:45AM

How the guard position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be used not just as a defensive/holding position but as an offensive tool.

 

Jeff Presley

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A Social Media Presence to be Proud Of - 1:30 to 2:30PM

Have you ever felt like a broken record with your offers on social media, trying hard to be noticed while also not wanting to "sell too hard" to those listening? There's another way to connect with your audience that's better for you and better for them.

 

Sunday, May 6th

Modern Marketing Analysis and Trends - 9:45 to 10:45PM

Industry experts on marketing and community engagement reveal what's working and what's not. Marketing leads from Kovar Systems, Zen Planner, Krav Maga Alliance, and Sweat Angels will attend. Topics on social media, email, and real-world channels will be discussed, with time allocated for audience questions.

 

Chris Rappold

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Making an Impact Within Your Community - 1:00 to 2:00PM

Being an active, contributing member of your local community is more than just good business. It's the right thing to do! Learn how you can make an impact in your community, no matter where you are in your school's growth.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Ranges and Timing - Tips from a World Champion - 1:30 to 2:30PM

Understanding and manipulating range, distance, and timing are essential keys to victory not only in the ring, but in any confrontation. Learn how to develop and refine understanding in these areas for you and your students.

 

Paul Reavlin

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Leveraging an Online ProShop - 1:00 to 2:00PM

With the prevalence of Amazon and others, online retail is a modern reality. Being able to offer your students your gear and apparel for purchase online can change the game. Learn how to make an online storefront work for you and options for how to implement.

 

Chris Santillo


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Communicating Your Program's Value at Any Price - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

It is not sufficient to be all of the things that your students expect. Learn how to successfully project the value of your program so that you can charge what your services are worth.

 

Chad Shepherd

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Satori Alliance Level One Fundamentals - 1:00 to 2:00PM

How to utilize specific teaching methods and concepts to improve student engagement and relieve instructor burnout.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Got Clinch?  - 9:45 to 10:45AM

This session will cover the most misunderstood and under-valued area in MMA and street defense - the Clinch. We will dissect the Clinch game to help you take your opponent down, escape from an opponent's clinch, or simply own that distance of the fight.

Make your Huddle Discussions a Masterpiece - 4:00 to 5:00PM

Learn how to add valuable life lessons that are entertaining, while increasing student retention.

 

Phil Stern

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Saturday, May 5th

Growing Pains: Shaping Your Company Culture by Design or Default - 9:45 to 10:45AM

It’s easy to have great company culture as a one-man show. As you grow, however, this becomes more difficult. Your company’s culture can either be a conscious choice, or the result of whatever materializes as new members come on board. Learn how Kovar Systems and Zen Planner have kept themselves as destination workplaces through several phases of company growth.

 

Mike Swain

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Martial Arts Training at Strive Martial Arts - 6:00 to 8:00PM

The best training is instructor training! Open to all attendees, join your friends and peers on the mat for a very special ProMAC community training class with legendary instructors. Appropriate for all levels and styles, train with Dave Kovar, John Whitman, and Olympian Mike Swain as they lead a fun-filled class with top-tier content.

 

Greg Tearney

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Saturday, May 5th

50 Years: Dojo Sustainability and Success for the Long Haul - 9:45 to 10:45AM

True success is lasting, and experience is often the best teacher. Learn the lessons that can only come from 5 DECADES of operating in our industry.

 

Chip Townsend

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Saturday, May 5th

Guided Bat-Breaking - 8:00 to 8:15PM

Learn from four-time World Record holder Master Chip Townsend. He will work with you personally to review technique, proper holding and breaking positions, as well as holding for you during the Saturday night workout for a public break event. Materials included. First come, first serve! ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT! [ Click here to register ]

 

Sunday, May 6th

How to Kick Like a Champ! - 8:30 to 9:30AM

From basic to advanced, learn proven techniques for how to take your kicking game to the next level from one of, if not the, most powerful kicker on the planet.

Workout at Red Rocks Amphitheater - 2:00 to 3:00PM

Join us for an optional workout in the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheater. A sight to behold, it is also a famous spot for legendary stair workouts. Meeting place to be announced at Sunday closing.

 

Glyn Ann TOWNSEND

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Fitness Challenge - Kick it Up a Notch! - 6:00 to 7:00AM

Creative, fun, conditioning workout that you can take back to your martial arts students incorporating kicking and grappling conditioning work. All participants offered 5 free workout pdf’s for ideas on how to structure of your own Fitness Challenge Class.

 

Elaine Warrener

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Thursday, May 3rd

Program Director Workshop: Sales Funnel - Inquiry to Close - 5:30 to 7:30PM

Join us for this free bonus session for Program Directors on Thursday night! This course will cover in-depth the skills you as a Program Director need to know for building and managing an effective “funnel” of prospects from first contact through to enrollment, with Kovars Program Director experts Elaine Warrener and Julie Alexander. Space is limited to 40 seats only. [ Click here to register ]

 

Friday, May 4th

Fundraiser Flyers - A Tool for Giving Back and for Growth - 2:15 to 3:15M

Learn exactly how to implement one of the most successful recruiting and community support tools in the Kovars arsenal: fundraiser flyers. For decades these have opened doors within the community while supporting those who need it.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Why You Should Already Be Prepping for Back to School Season - 1:30 to 2:30PM

Group Panel. Summer hasn't even started, and we are discussing back to school already? The answer is YES! Now is the time to be planning for next year's back-to-school season. Elaine Warrener, Julie Alexander, and Kovars team explain why, as well as what to do to get started.

 

Kinnick Wheaton

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Friday, May 4th

The State of the Industry: Lessons from the 2017 Martial Arts Industry Report - 2:15 to 3:15PM

Success leaves clues. Learn what the most successful schools in the industry are doing to get there, and how you can follow their example.

 

Sunday, May 6th

Modern Marketing Analysis and Trends - 9:45 to 10:45PM

Industry experts on marketing and community engagement reveal what's working and what's not. Marketing leads from Kovar Systems, Zen Planner, Krav Maga Alliance, and Sweat Angels will attend. Topics on social media, email, and real-world channels will be discussed, with time allocated for audience questions.

 

John Whitman

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Developing the Self-Defense Mindset in Your Students - 3:30 to 4:30PM

Group Panel. On some level, all martial arts stem from the desire to protect oneself from harm. As instructors, how do we deliver on that promise? Join us for an enlightening discussion on preparing your students for the fight we hope never comes from some of the most experienced minds on the subject. Panel discussion with Moti Hornstein, Bill Kipp, and John Whitman, plus audience Q&A.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Krav Maga Weapon Defenses - 9:45 to 10:45AM

The worst case scenario: an armed attacker. Learn how to defend yourself against the unbalanced odds of gun or knife threats.

Martial Arts Training at Strive Martial Arts - 6:00 to 8:00PM

The best training is instructor training! Open to all attendees, join your friends and peers on the mat for a very special ProMAC community training class with legendary instructors. Appropriate for all levels and styles, train with Dave Kovar, John Whitman, and Olympian Mike Swain as they lead a fun-filled class with top-tier content.

 

Sunday, May 6th

Self-Defense Ground Program - 7:00 to 8:00AM

Learn several skills for staying safe while on the ground, regardless of whether you have a grappling background or not.

 

Nick Wilson

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Building School Relationships, Adding Value, and Gaining Students - 1:00 to 2:00PM

Learn how Kovars instructors approach, present, and retain strong relationships with neighboring schools.

Getting Out of Danger! Basic Side Control Escapes - 3:30 to 4:30PM

Learn basic defenses and escapes from a common position in BJJ and MMA.

 

Saturday, May 5th

Classroom Formatting for Staff Development and Retention - 2:45 to 3:45PM

Learn the ways Kovars trains a staff to handle a student count of 2600 students while maintaining a 3.5% quit rate.

 

Sunday, May 6th

Satori Ryu Prep Class - 9:45 to 10:45AM

Satori Instructor's Alliance members that are preparing for an upcoming rank test can spend time getting ready with a certified instructor.

 

2018 Event Info

Hilton Garden Inn Highlands Ranch
1050 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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877-891-2345
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