This issue of MASuccess takes a look at some of the most prevalent and pressing issues in our industry today.
COVID has shut down schools across the nation - some for months; others permanently - and irrevocably changed the way we handle business. Our cover story features a familiar MAIA face - social media marketing expert Cris Rodriguez of MAIA Foundations. Despite setbacks, her BJJ school is thriving. School owners who have been affected will also benefit from the advice within from Adam Parman, for whom the pandemic has been a learning experience with lessons he's sharing now.
This issue features "Racism and Martial Arts: How Far Have We Come and How Far Do We Have to Go?" Damon Gilbert is a Black martial artist, Team Paul Mitchell coach, school owner/instructor and Oakland PD officer. His story starts with his father's attempt to purchase a space for a kajukenbo school in the 80's and carries through his life today. It is definitely worth the read for all of us in the martial arts community.