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TAEKWONDO PROFESSIONALS

2022 CONVENTION

June 3-4, 2022 | Buffalo, NY

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!

2022 Speakers

Master Michael Mertens

Featured Speaker
50 Staff Meeting Ideas in 50 Minutes!
  • The 5 things that have to happen at every staff meeting
  • New ways of thinking about how to review curriculum with your staff
  • How to avoid the most common “traps” that take the energy out of a meeting
  • Creating meetings that you love to run and staff look forward to attending
Additional Information

Weekly staff meetings are essential to develop staff members who deliver consistent service. But, coming up with meaningful content week after week can be challenging. This seminar give you a format you can apply and plenty of sample topics, activities and drills that you can use to improve and inspire your staff.

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.

Grandmaster 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 8 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 eight!

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 East Vancouver 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

Master Chan Lee

Low cost marketing strategies that built Master Chan Lee’s 6 schools back to 2,000 students during the pandemic
  • Daily free marketing habits that get you new students in your school.
  • Free online strategies to get more inquiries and new trials in your school.
  • Low cost community based marketing that can double the size of your school instantly.
Additional Information

The pandemic showed us to tighten our belts and sharpen our pencils in low cost marketing. Master Chan Lee of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will share low cost marketing secrets to help you get new students with just a little extra effort. These strategies helped him grow back his school from the pandemic to 2000 active students in 6 locations. Learn the things you should do everyday that makes a big difference growing your school.

Master 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

Your Tae Kwon Do Dojang Vs. The Metaverse
  • Modern and Future-Proof Marketing
  • What Type of Technology Should Be Used in Your Dojang & Why
  • How to Use Technology to Enhance Classroom Teaching and Not Replace Your Instructors
  • The Future of Special Events & How Tech Can Increase Success
  • MetaSuccess Formula- Using Technology for Retention, Recruitment & Revenue Stream
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 Scarsella from Birmingham, AL, who own and operate 2 dojangs with more than 500 students!

Master Pam Sroka

Creating Long Term Relationships with Staff
  • Stop the revolving door, create win win relationships with your staff!
  • What is your and your staff’s greater purpose?
  • Cultivate a culture of growth through mistakes and failure.
  • People first status second.
  • Improve yourself psychologically and emotionally so you can lead the way!
Additional Information

Pamela Sroka is the owner of World Class TaeKwonDo in San Jose CA. She along with her husband operate one school with over 700 students.

Jennifer Parlier

Enjoying your Enrollment Process
  • From setup to Signup
  • The Power of Language
  • Presentation with Passion
Additional Information

Jennifer Parlier is the senior manager at Master Shim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do with ten years of experience. Master Shim’s first opened in 2005, and now has four thriving schools around the Atlanta area providing Tae Kwon Do training for over 1000 students.

The Agenda

Friday, June 3rd

1:00-2:00pm
Registration
Pick up attendee bags and conference materials

2:00pm
Welcome: Weekend Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them

3:00pm
Speakers’ Panel Q&A:
 Learn what top school owners are doing to gain students, increase retention and develop their staff

4:00pm
Lessons from the Pandemic and How to Achieve Success:
– Master Mertens

5:00pm
Special Presentation:
 – More information TBA

6:00pm
Vendor Showcase: – Information from the most innovative companies in our industry

7:00-8:30pm
Buffet Dinners
(sponsored by Taekwondo Professionals)

Saturday, June 4th

8:00-9:00am
Breakfast
(sponsored by Taekwondo Professionals)

9:00-10:00am
Dynamics Room:
Multi-School Operation – Grandmaster Ryan Andrachik
2020 Armor Room::
How to Build and Maintain a Motivated Staff – Master Pam Sroka

10:15-11:15am
Dynamics Room: Small School Big Results and Systems – Master Tony Kook
2020 Armor Room::
Special Events that Create and Boost Retention and Recruiting – Master David Higgins

11:30-12:30pm
Dynamics Room: Taekwondo Dojang vs. the Metaverse – Master Justin Scarsella
2020 Armor Room:: Creating Win Win Relationships with Local Schools – Master Somi Parks

12:30-2:00pm
Lunch (sponsored by Taekwondo Professionals) and visit vendors

2:00-3:00pm
Dynamics Room:
Black Belt Retention – Grandmaster Sung Chul Kim
2020 Armor Room:: The Enrollment Process – Jennifer Parlier

3:15-4:15pm
Dynamics Room:
50 Staff Meeting Ideas in 50 Minutes! – Master Michael Mertens
2020 Armor Room: Low Cost Marketing – Master Chan Lee

For exclusive rates click the link below and click on the Special Rates button to use the Group code: WCTKD

Event Schedule

Friday, June 3rd

1:00-2:00pm
Registration
Pick up attendee bags and conference materials

2:00pm
Welcome: Weekend Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them

3:00pm
Speakers’ Panel Q&A:
 Learn what top school owners are doing to gain students, increase retention and develop their staff

4:00pm
Lessons from the Pandemic and How to Achieve Success:
– Master Mertens

5:00pm
Special Presentation:
 – More information TBA

6:00pm
Vendor Showcase: – Information from the most innovative companies in our industry

7:00-8:30pm
Buffet Dinners
(sponsored by Taekwondo Professionals)

For exclusive rates click the link below and click on the Special Rates button to use the Group code: WCTKD

Saturday, June 4th

8:00-9:00am
Breakfast
(sponsored by Taekwondo Professionals)

9:00-10:00am
Dynamics Room:
Multi-School Operation – Grandmaster Ryan Andrachik
2020 Armor Room:
How to Build and Maintain a Motivated Staff – Master Pam Sroka

10:15-11:15am
Dynamics Room: Small School Big Results and Systems – Master Tony Kook
2020 Armor Room:
Special Events that Create and Boost Retention and Recruiting – Master David Higgins

11:30-12:30pm
Dynamics Room:
 Taekwondo Dojang vs. the Metaverse – Master Justin Scarsella
2020 Armor Room: Creating Win Win Relationships with Local Schools – Master Somi Parks

12:30-2:00pm
Lunch (sponsored by Taekwondo Professionals) and visit vendors 

2:00-3:00pm
Dynamics Room:
Black Belt Retention – Grandmaster Sung Chul Kim
2020 Armor Room: The Enrollment Process – Jennifer Parlier

3:15-4:15pm
Dynamics Room:
50 Staff Meeting Ideas in 50 Minutes! – Master Michael Mertens
2020 Armor Room: Low Cost Marketing – Master Chan Lee

Standard

$399

04/16/22 thru 06/01/22

Your Ticket to the TKD Professionals National Convention Includes

  • Buffet Dinner on Day 1 and Buffet Breakfast and Lunch 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 2022 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 Hilton Garden Inn

The host hotel for this event is the Buffalo Hilton Garden Inn across the street from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  Convenient  transportation is available,  and even if you arrive on Friday by 12:00 you can make it to the seminar on time. 

The Buffalo Hilton Garden Inn include an indoor heated pool, whirlpool and fitness center with the latest cardio and weight equipment.

For exclusive rates click the link below and click on the Special Rates button to use the Group code: WCTKD

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