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Why are we in the business of martial arts?

Is it purely for the money? Is it because we want to spread the love of the art? Whatever your particular reason is, it’s the motivation that drives you to make it on time for those early classes, or drives you to put in the long hours doing what it takes to grow your business. The purpose of this article is to help you identify all those different triggers that motivated your students to take the plunge and decide to get sweaty with a bunch of strangers in pajamas at their first martial arts class. Knowing what motivates your students is a great way to keep them in classes and will also help you when it comes to persuading that prospective student to take the plunge and join your school

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4 Ways to Improve Your Dojo and Your Life

No. 1: Make "Yes" Your Favorite Word.

Try to never say no. The reason is obvious. Yes is positive, and no is not. Yes propels people forward, and no does not. Yes tells your students that they're exceptional and that they're leaving "run of the mill" in the dust. No does none of that.

Still, many people love to say no. Sometimes it's because they're just used to it. Sometimes it's because that's the way they were taught. Occasionally it's because they believe it gives them a sense of power and control.

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Adrenaline Worldwide Launches Action Design Program

Adrenaline Worldwide launches a licensable curriculum featuring Hollywood stunt performers.

[Las Vegas, Nevada]: Adrenaline Worldwide today announced Adrenaline Action Design, a new program curriculum empowering instructors of all styles to teach the universal art of "Film Fu" or martial arts for the movies. Adrenaline Action Design is the latest upgrade program perfect for adding a creative, out of the box class to your curriculum and offers an unprecedented way for students to practice martial arts techniques as their favorite superheroes and action stars. This program specializes in the creation of engaging social media content to build leads and boost retention.

"When I was a child, I dreamed about being a superhero. I've spent the last decade living my dream! This program was created to help students achieve theirs," says Chris Brewster, Director of Adrenaline Action Design, Lead Stunt Double in Captain America: Winter Soldier and Daredevil.

With the goal of making this easy for any instructor to learn and teach, the curriculum includes:

  • Instructional videos from the world's best stunt performers
  • 48 lesson plans annually
  • Custom marketing assets
  • Access to AWTV
    • A CRM platform for student management
    • Thousands of bonus martial arts tutorials on top of the stunt curriculum content

Adrenaline Action Design is now available to qualifying studios. For more information on adding this program to your studio, visit or email

About Adrenaline Worldwide: Adrenaline Worldwide is the biggest performance martial arts platform in the world. With signed athletes internationally, Adrenaline produces live events and weekly, streamable extreme martial arts, tricking, and stunts content on their portal, AWTV. Content includes competitions, tutorials, and training videos from the best athletes in the sport allowing students of the game to watch, learn and enjoy content while taking their skills to the next level.

Official Poster: Chris Brewster x Adrenaline

Chris Brewster Adrenaline

Photo Courtesy: Adrenaline Worldwide

Title image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

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Part 2 of a two-part series

The children who struggles with attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—the ones who might have washed out in other team sports—want to succeed. It's not that they don't care about the activity they're in. It's more likely that, when a fly ball flew into left field, they were focused more on admiring the jumping skills of a grasshopper than whether a ball was heading their way.

For parents and coaches, this lack of focus can be exhausting. However, these children aren't sentenced to a life of frustration. In my experience, the key to helping these children thrive was to find what motivates and interests them—their personal "grasshopper."

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