TAEKWONDO PROFESSIONALS

2020 CONVENTION

April 24-25, 2020 | Dallas, TX

What makes the Taekwondo Professionals Convention different?

FOCUS!

We focus exclusively on educating Taekwondo Professionals, connecting Taekwondo Professionals and Increasing participation in Taekwondo in your community.

This focus means that implementing the ideas that you learn is faster and easier. What you will see and hear at our event has been proven to work in dojangs across the country.

ATMOSPHERE

Every year our participants tell us that they appreciate the respectful atmosphere and courteous environment at our convention. We know that it possible to be open minded and innovative business people and still remain true to our traditions and Taekwondo culture.

You will find that our highly successful speakers are humble and approachable. Our attendees have a great time networking with one another, and dojangs of any size will feel welcome and encouraged.

We aren’t here to show off. We are here to show you how to maximize your potential!

GREAT FOR STAFF

We have designed this event with staff attendance in mind. Not only will your staff learn practical ideas for better marketing, sales, and student retention, they will gain even greater motivation about being a part of the Taekwondo field.

Remember, having passionate and hard working staff is great. But it’s not enough! Your staff need education to upgrade their skills, role models who set and example to follow, and a vision of what a greater level of success looks like. They can find all of that at the TKD Professionals Convention.

Bring your staff for the weekend, and they will be more inspired and effective all year long!

What makes the Taekwondo Professionals Convention different?

FOCUS!

​We focus exclusively on educating Taekwondo Professionals, connecting Taekwondo Professionals and Increasing participation in Taekwondo in your community.

This focus means that implementing the ideas that you learn is faster and easier. What you will see and hear at our event has been proven to work in dojangs across the country.

ATMOSPHERE

Every year our participants tell us that they appreciate the respectful atmosphere and courteous environment at our convention. We know that it possible to be open minded and innovative business people and still remain true to our traditions and Taekwondo culture.

You will find that our highly successful speakers are humble and approachable. Our attendees
Have a great time networking with one another, and dojangs of any size will feel welcome and encouraged.

We aren’t here to show off. We are here to show you how to maximize your potential!

GREAT FOR STAFF

We have designed this event with staff attendance in mind. Not only will your staff learn practical ideas for better marketing, sales, and student retention, they will gain even greater motivation about being a part of the Taekwondo field,

Remember, having passionate and hard working staff is great. But it’s not enough! Your staff need education to upgrade their skills, role models who set and example to follow, and a vision of what a greater level of success looks like. They can find all of that at the TKD Professionals Convention.

Bring your staff for the weekend, and they will be more inspired and effective all year long!

2020 Speakers

Grandmaster Sun Ki Chong

Keynote Speaker
The Teaching Formula That Never Fails

Grandmaster Chong will share:

  • Why high energy class aren’t enough
  • How to utilize logic and theory to cultivate long term student interest
  • The most reliable way to build rapport with your students
  • How to present life skill messages on a daily basis naturally
  • The endless source of energy and motivation that every instructor needs to tap into
Additional Information

What if every single time you stood in front of students you were able to keep them fully engaged and motivated to give their best effort? Grandmaster Chong will share the system he has used to instruct everyone from recreational students to Olympic athletes. In this seminar, you will see and hear for yourself why this “teacher of teachers” has been so successful at creating a rewarding and meaningful Taekwondo journey for generations of students.

Grandmaster Chong is the founder of World Class Tae Kwon Do, a national organization with 30 affiliated schools and over 12,000 students. He is known for his passion for teaching, attention to detail, and his ability to motivate and coach instructors and masters of all levels.

Master Michael Mertens

Featured Speaker
A Team is Not a Team Because They Wear the Same Uniform
  • The “ground rules”that all leaders need to establish for a respectful team foundation
  • 3 Specific tools that you can use to enhance teamwork immediately in your dojang
  • How to speed up the process of team bonding and trust
  • Why miscommunication is so common and what to do about it
  • How to avoid the “blame game” when it comes to mistakes or poor performance
Additional Information

Have you ever struggled to get your team to work together harmoniously and productively? Of course you have! Let Master Mertens help you and your team to learn how to communicate more effectively, set and pursue goals, and continually grow together. Nothing succeeds better than a true team!

Master Mertens is a multi-school owner and industry leader who has personally mentored some of the most successful Masters and Instructors in the U.S. He has presented at seminars around the country and is considered one of the leading experts on martial arts marketing and sales.

Master Ryan Andrachik

Multiple Locations: Build Your Empire!
  • Developing instructors to teach at your locations
  • Developing managers to run your locations
  • Institute Systems to control your locations
  • The Marketing we use to pack our locations
  • Opening additional locations without damaging your first one
Additional Information

Grand Master Ryan Andrachik, director of MA School Builder, is the owner of Asian Sun Martial Arts, spanning 9 locations throughout Northeast Ohio. With over 2500 students, Asian Sun Martial Arts has grown to be one of the largest martial arts schools in Ohio over the past 25 years. If you have thought in the past that opening more schools is out of reach, Grand Master Andrachik will show you how you can boost your success with more locations, more students, and less stress. Master Andrachik will show you the proven systems and methods that have enabled his schools to prosper while helping you to avoid many of the mistakes most martial arts schools owners make, just like he did when he went from one school to nine!

Master David Higgins

Big Events! Even Bigger Results!
  • Announcements and how they need to change from six weeks out to the week of the event
  • Poster and flyer design tips
  • Gift ideas that reward student participation
  • Training Staff for event roles & responsibilities
  • The Special Offers that get the best results
  • Winning strategies for handling enrollments on the day of your event
Additional Information

Master David Higgins is the Co-Owner of Master Yang’s World Class Tae Kwon Do and operates two locations in Austin, Texas serving over 800 students.

Grandmaster Sung Kim

To Black Belt and Beyond!
  • Understanding the psychology of why students quit martial arts
  • Developing your curriculum to keep your students
  • Building loyalty in your staff and families
  • How to keep middle-schoolers motivated in your program
  • How giving back to the community aids in preserving your student count
  • The Master Kim’s Scholarship Fund and keeping your high school members
Additional Information

Testing 300 black belts every four months, Grandmaster Kim has developed a successful system of retaining his students.

Master Tony Kook

Small School Success – 80 to 550 students in 1,700 square feet
  • Master Tony Kook will explain his simple, yet effective enrollment system to help you explode in student growth
  • Learn a very effective communication tool that will dramatically increase your enrollments and student retention
  • Learn how to use “Magical Moments” in class and special events to improve retention and high referrals
Additional Information

The Martial Arts industry standard is widely accepted to be approximately 100 students per 1,000 square feet. Now imagine if your Taekwondo academy could double or even triple this? Contrary to popular belief, you do not need large square footage to have large numbers and Master Kook will show you how he has helped countless clubs go from 100 to 500 students. In this seminar, you will learn techniques and tips that will help you go from less than 100 to over 500 students in less than 2,000 square feet and make a tremendous positive impact in your community.

Master Tony Kook is the current owner of North Shore Taekwondo, West Vancouver Taekwondo, and Tri-City Taekwondo.Under his direct supervision and his wonderful staff of instructors, his schools have helped thousands of Lower Mainland residents enjoy the many benefits that come from Taekwondo training. Master Tony Kook has 32 years experience in Taekwondo, and is a 2 time Canadian National Lightweight Champion

Grandmaster Paul Melella

Create a culture of growth within your organization
  • Why having a solid black belt and leadership curriculum is vital
  • Create a culture of home grown staff with a leadership farm club system
  • Keeping staff accountable and inspired to continue to be a student first
  • Inspiring a culture bigger than you and build a team Worthy Ideal to build a team legacy
Additional Information

Grand Master Paul Melella has four locations with over twenty staff members. Each location is being operated by home grown Master Instructors that have been apart of his system since children. He has developed curriculum that can keep a student inspired, learning and growing to ultimately have a vision to become professional martial artists. If you think that keeping students after black belt is difficult or how to inspire to become future instructors, masters or school operators is difficult, Grand Master Melella will share how he is growing their martial arts “home grown” empire.

Instructor Somi Parks

How we built our relationships with 18 local schools!
  • What Pro Taekwondo School offered schools when they first started partnering with schools
  • What Pro Taekwondo School offers and provides to the schools now
  • The tried and proven ways to win the schools over
  • Testimonials from teachers and principals
  • A trick on how to get into those “tough” schools
  • The secret key to the schools’ hearts
Additional Information
Somi Parks is a Program Director for Pro Taekwondo School in Gainesville, FL. In the past decade, she has helped expand Pro Taekwondo School’s partnership from 4 partner schools to 18.

Master Justin Scarsella and Mrs. Jessica Scarsella

Building A Connected Community in a Disconnected World
  • Connect Digitally – Social Media Matters – How to give value and not be annoying to your students and future prospects
  • Connect Your Team – Cultivating Instructors Who Care – Simple tips and training for your staff, even the youngest and most junior, to deliver amazing customer service
  • Connect Your Students – Community Within the Community – How to build groups with your school that keep each other motivated
  • Connect Your Classroom – Combine Teaching for skill vs teaching for show – What is the best balance?
  • Connect it ALL – Tying it All Together – Creating Raving Students that Lead to Referrals!
Additional Information
Parents and families are busier and more over-extended than ever. From multiple activities per day with multiple children, to stuck in traffic, to deciding between homeschool, public or private schools and somehow fitting in vacations throughout the year, we as martial art schools sometimes feel like we are one of their last priorities. How do we become more important in our students’ lives and a bigger part of our local communities? Find out innovative methods from Master and Mrs. Scarsella from Birmingham, AL, who own and operate 2 dojangs with more than 500 students!

Master Eun Soo Yoo

Making Your Vision Come to Life
  • Creating incredible results from a humble start
  • How I followed my passion and overcame adversity
  • Creating a dojang culture that students, parents, and staff love
  • This presentation will be offered in Korean language only
Additional Information

Master Eun Soon Yoo and his team has created exceptional success in Indianapolis, Indiana. In just twelve years he grew his organization to three locations with 1,500 active members, and ownership of a custom built 11,000 square foot building and 8,500 square foot plaza. Master Yoo is creative and innovative yet still remains true to the foundations of Taekwondo tradition and respect.

Sponsored Presentations

Master William Sexton and Master Ali Ghafour

Tripling your leads
  • How to improve your current leads with referrals
  • How to improve your leads using digital marketing
  • How to double your leads organically with 2020 Armor
Additional Information

The founders of 20/20 Armor are veterans of the taekwondo sport, art, and business. This team of multi-time US and Canadian national team members operates 6 schools between them with over 1,700 students, and has dedicated themselves to developing the technology to revolutionize the way that martial artists around the world spar. Masters Sexton and Ghafour will show you to improve your existing lead generation strategies, and introduce a completely new concept for lead generation in the martial arts industry. A way to double your leads (organically, without asking your students) using 2020 Armor.

Seminar Schedule

Friday April 24th 1:30-9pm – Sat April 25th 8am – 5pm

Full schedule coming soon

Early Bird

$299

Save 25% ($100 off)
EXPIRES 03/15/20

Standard

$399

Register

03/16/20 thru 04/24/20

Your Ticket to the TKD Professionals National Convention Includes

  • Dinner on Day 1 and Continental Breakfast on Day 2 included, courtesy of Taekwondo Professionals
  • Full Access to 2 Days of proven marketing, up to date sales methods, modern classroom management, and team building systems.
  • The opportunity to meet and speak with some of the leading dojang operators in the country
  • The chance to network with other positive, passionate, and dedicated instructors
  • OUR ATTEND WITH CONFIDENCE GUARANTEE:
    Attend the 2019 TKD Professionals Convention for 2 full days, and if you don’t agree that it was immediately valuable and useful for your school you can receive a full refund of your tuition.

Testimonials

“The convention was incredibly helpful because each of the speakers talked about ideas that we currently do, but had a different “spin” to it. Implementing those ideas was a game changer for our school, and helped in so many ways. Our staff learned how small changes could make a BIG difference. I would recommend that all TKD school owners and staff members attend this great event.”

Master Moon’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

“I attended the 2018 Tae Kwon Do Professionals seminar and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I walked away with a notebook full of practical, easy to implement ideas on how to grow and improve my school. Not only will I be attending next year, I will bring my instructors as well.”

Dover Dragons TKD

“The conference was an eye-opening experience for us. The hosts and speakers were open to discussing and sharing their personal experiences with the attendees. I think the Tae kwon Do Professionals conference is a great opportunity to not only enhance your business, but to also a reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses. We have seen great improvement and results since attending!”

Master Nam Kim, Elite TOMA Martial

“I believe If I want to succeed, I need to surround myself with successful and likeminded people and model their work ethics and methodologies. This seminar was that opportunity and opened my way of thinking as I started to network and met some wonderful individuals with burning desire looking to multiply their business and become elite performers in their communities. The impact of this seminar was very profound both personally and professionally.”

Master Jab J. Amini , U.S. Tae Kwon Do College

“Having been to many other workshops and national conventions I was expecting the ‘same thing’. Not the case with Tae Kwon Do Professionals. The workshops & the instructors were current and business focused. It was all student service, the love of helping people through Taekwondo and making your school more streamlined through a proven system that works. The physical side of the weekend was based on ‘teaching with passion’. I was highly impressed!”

Master Michael Yuhasz, Adirondack Taekwondo

“The convention was incredibly helpful because each of the speakers talked about ideas that we currently do, but had a different “spin” to it. Implementing those ideas was a game changer for our school, and helped in so many ways. Our staff learned how small changes could make a BIG difference. I would recommend that all TKD school owners and staff members attend this great event.”

Master Moon’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

“I attended the 2018 Tae Kwon Do Professionals seminar and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I walked away with a notebook full of practical, easy to implement ideas on how to grow and improve my school. Not only will I be attending next year, I will bring my instructors as well.”

Dover Dragons TKD

“The conference was an eye-opening experience for us. The hosts and speakers were open to discussing and sharing their personal experiences with the attendees. I think the Tae kwon Do Professionals conference is a great opportunity to not only enhance your business, but to also a reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses. We have seen great improvement and results since attending!”

Master Nam Kim, Elite TOMA Martial

“I believe If I want to succeed, I need to surround myself with successful and likeminded people and model their work ethics and methodologies. This seminar was that opportunity and opened my way of thinking as I started to network and met some wonderful individuals with burning desire looking to multiply their business and become elite performers in their communities. The impact of this seminar was very profound both personally and professionally.”

Master Jab J. Amini, U.S. Tae Kwon Do College

“Having been to many other workshops and national conventions I was expecting the ‘same thing’. Not the case with Tae Kwon Do Professionals. The workshops & the instructors were current and business focused. It was all student service, the love of helping people through Taekwondo and making your school more streamlined through a proven system that works. The physical side of the weekend was based on ‘teaching with passion’. I was highly impressed!”

Master Michael A. Yuhasz, Adirondack Taekwondo & Fitness Center

Host Hotel: The Westin Galleria Dallas

The Westin Galleria Dallas sits within walking distance of the Galleria Mall, near the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field are easily accessed from our hotel.

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