Why MAIA Edge?
MAIA Edge is the industry’s best online tool to RECRUIT new members, RETAIN current students, and generate more REVENUE. Ultimately, our goal is to help you get RESULTS!
As instructors, managers, program directors, and owners, your goal is to provide your students and their families with the best product possible. You do that by teaching AMAZING classes and creating LASTING relationships. MAIA Edge allows you to spend more time on creating an unforgettable experience for your members, while we give you the tools to help your business get the results you want. With cutting edge marketing tools for getting new members, special events, revenue generators, lessons of the month, monthly newsletters, step by step videos, and so much more. The MAIA Edge website is an affordable resource center for any established or up and coming Martial Arts school looking to grow their business.
MAIA Edge has everything you need to make running your school manageable, easy and prosperous. MAIA Edge, giving you the tools for Success.
As a MAIA Edge member, you are now welcome to be a part of our community of Martial Arts school owners who are striving for success.
In this closed group, you have the opportunity to:
- Network with other MAIA Edge members,
- Tune in to bi-monthly planning and check-up videos with Chief Operating Officer – Michael Perri,
- Download social media content and ad copy consistently provided by Social Media Director – Shelby Kirkland,
- Watch The Metzger and Tassoul Show LIVE every week with two of the industry’s leading consultants – Mike Metzger and Shane Tassoul.
Our team of Martial Arts Business professionals is here to help you grow your school. We encourage questions and feedback on the site, and always want to hear what success you are experiencing by implementing the MAIA Edge tools and resources.
Three Pillars of Success
New students are the lifeblood of any school. Make sure you have the tools and systems in place to keep a flood of new members coming in 24-7. With Social Media marketing and special events geared towards boosting memberships, MAIA Edge has everything you need to fill each and every spot on your mat.
Getting new students is important, but it means nothing without keeping them. MAIA Edge has you covered! We have newsletters for your students and parents, Lessons of the Month, and Retention Based Special Events to name a few. Also, there’s a whole section of Business Edge videos that help boost retention!
MAIA Edge will help you boost revenue throughout all 5 profit centers and support you with tutorial videos that keep you on track with generating more revenue for your school. The more resources you provide for yourself, the better situated you are to make a greater impact on your community. The lengthy process of brainstorming and creating successful ideas for your school is almost eliminated through your monthly subscription to MAIA Edge.
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Lead Consultant of Martial Arts Industry Association
Mike Metzger started training in the martial arts in 1983. After many years of training, he opened his first school at the age of 17. He eventually opened two more schools before merging with Frank Silverman, where they run 10 schools in the Central Florida area. Mr. Metzger is also the Lead Consultant for MAIA (Martial Arts Industry Association) and has helped schools around the world maximize their profitability and revenue through his business systems and tools.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael has been training in the Martial Arts since he was 7 years old and has been involved in the teaching and business side of it since 1995. After many years of running martial arts schools as an instructor and manager, Mr. Perri now helps with systems implementation and creating the content for the MAIA Edge website with Mr. Metzger and the rest of the Licensing team.
Jake has a broad background of experience and education from University of Central Florida. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on Graphic Design. Jake has been a professional Graphic Designer since 2007 and oversees all marketing and advertising for MaiaEdge.com.
Brian graduated from George Mason University in 2014 with a major in Sports Management. He later moved on to play professional volleyball in countries like Spain and Italy for 2 years while venturing into the world of Film and Content Creation. Brian is involved with video editing, video shooting, photography, graphic design, and more.
Social Media Director
Shelby Kirkland is a graduate from the Nicholson Communications School at the University of Central Florida. She has experience in Marketing Communications, Social Media, and Graphic Design. Shelby has brought a fresh perspective to the MAIA Edge licensing team. Her responsibilities include providing social media content and guidance to the MAIA Edge members.
Licensing Operations Manager
Ernie pallesco started his martial arts journey in the early 80’s as a young man in Baltimore, MD. His passion for the arts propelled him to eventually helping run one of the largest martial arts organizations in the northeast. After relocating to Florida to help open more locations, he then ventured out to open a school of his own. Ernie’s vast experience in the martial arts industry drew the attention of the Mr. Mike Metzger and he then joined the Championship Martial Arts team as a District Manager. Now, as a part of the MAIA Team, his knowledge and expertise is accessible for all MAIA Edge members to help grow their schools as well.
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