Learn Martial Arts, Fitness, Business, Sales, and Marketing Tactics From World-Renowned Instructors

Learn From Us. Train With Us. Make Your Business A Success.

REVOLUTION, a 3-day event Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018, is your opportunity for professional development, where world renowned educators and instructors teach you martial arts, fitness, business, sales and marketing tactics that work.

Get insights for tactics you’ve not yet mastered. Maybe you’re running a martial arts school or gym, but want to get leads and more importantly, want to know how to close them. Or maybe you want to know how to make more money without adding staff.

REVOLUTION is a convention with ground breaking, never-seen-before sessions and workshops you won’t see anywhere else because they are REVOLUTION exclusives.

At REVOLUTION, you get more for your money. On your own, you’d have to pay thousands of dollars to book a pro privately. But at REVOLUTION, you’ll get to learn and train with top level pros at one convention, for one low price.

With a full day of business sessions all day Friday, August 10, 2018, you’ll get top level training for school owners, instructors, future instructors and staff. Taught by the world’s most acclaimed educators and industry experts in martial arts, fitness, business, sales and marketing, you will learn how to sign up more students and make more money with your current school or gym. You will discover how to get leads using the latest and newest social media tools. REVOLUTION business sessions are specifically designed for you to grow your business.

Physical training is unique and notable at REVOLUTION in that you get hands on training and learn drills, skills, and techniques from the most prestigious martial arts instructors and coaches in the world. All of our instructors currently run schools of their own, or are coaches to some of the best athletes currently competing.

Attend martial arts and fitness sessions Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12, 2018, and get one year worth of drills and skills that you can implement at your school or gym immediately.

REVOLUTION features hands-on workshops and certifications taught by industry known educators and industry experts in martial arts and fitness. You will be able to implement new programs at your school and train your staff to ensure success.

Get certified and add programs without hiring new staff with NEVER seen before curriculum. For certifications, check Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday schedule.

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Teaching together for the first time in years, these 4 Martial Arts legends– Dan Inosanto, Erik Paulson, Chai Sirisute, and Francis Fong— are headlining REVOLUTION 2018! Plus, over 30 more world-renowned chief instructors, professional coaches, and industry experts are teaching at REVOLUTION as well. You choose exactly who you want to learn from and train with. Grapple with Erik Paulson, and do mitt drills with Mark DellaGrotte, and roll with Pedro Sauer, all at one event. Whether you’re seeking cutting edge physical training or expert advice on closing leads and retaining students from Rondy Mckee and Dave Kovar, GET IT ALL at REVOLUTION!

2018 Headliners

Guro Dan Inosanto

Founder of Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts

    Erik Paulson

    Sensei Erik Paulson

    Founder of CSW Training Center & STX Kickboxing

      Ajarn Chai Sirisute

      President of the Thai Boxing Association

        Sifu Francis Fong

        Founder of Francis Fong Instructor Association

          Featured Presenters

          Kru Mark DellaGrotte

          Owner & Operator of Sityodtong USA

            Kyoshi Dave Kovar

            Owner of Kovar's Satori Academies & Founder of ProMAC Martial Arts College

              Master Rondy Mckee

              Owner/Grandmaster at White Tiger Taekwondo and Martial Arts

                Rafael Cordeiro

                Owner of Kings MMA Gym Training Center and Former Chuteboxe Coach

                  Katalin Zamiar

                  POW! MMA, Krav Maga and Fitness

                    Chief Master Bill Clark

                    CEO, Karate America, Warrior X Fit & Warrior Krav Maga

                      Apolo Ladra

                      Master Apolo, Kali4Kids

                        Larry Shealy

                        Owner and Head Instructor at Jacksonville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu And Founder of Kid-Jitsu® & Kid-Jitsu® University

                          Schedule At-A-Glance

                          3 Days of Business & Physical Sessions
                          2 Days of Pre-Convention Certifications
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                          2018 Preliminary Schedule Subject to Change

                          8:00am - 4:00pmApolo Ladra
                          Kali4Kids Certification and The Gathering - Day 1

                          Register Today, Limited Spots Available
                          Price includes Kali4Kids Certification Day 1 and Day 2.
                          Kali4Kids is a systematized and structured curriculum designed to help your school with student retention.

                          Our certification workshop will cover everything you need to be able to implement the program into your school and qualify you as a certified Kali4Kids teacher. Once certified, our easy to follow technique specific-training videos along with the support of the daily lesson plans will provide you with all you need. Kali4Kids Teacher Certification includes:

                          • • How to teach the double stick drills to children
                          • • Application of the drills
                          • • How to run fun drills using the double sticks
                          • • How to implement the program into your school
                          • • How to follow the prepared daily lesson plans
                          • • Three months access to the level 1 double stick training videos

                          Apolo Ladra

                          Register Today, Limited Spots Available
                          Prices shown include StrikeFit® Certification Day 1 and Day 2
                          StrikeFit® is an exclusive heavy bag workout developed by John Whitman, owner of Alliance Training Center. This high energy kickboxing program isn't just "cardio kickboxing." StrikeFit® is an all-around workout that includes heavy bag and pad work combined with everything from kettlebells to medicine balls and plyometrics to wind sprints.

                          The StrikeFit® Certification will teach you how to put strike combinations together properly, get students motivated and most of all, have fun and get fit. Whether your students are pro athletes or beginners, all skill levels can participate and benefit from this all around workout. Students will leave the class drenched in sweat, feeling pushed to the limits but wanting more!

                          John Whitman
                          8:00am - 4:00pm Apolo Ladra
                          Kali4Kids Certification and The Gathering - Day 2

                          Register Today, Limited Spots Available
                          Price includes Kali4Kids Certification Day 1 and Day 2.
                          Kali4Kids is a systematized and structured curriculum designed to help your school with student retention.

                          Our certification workshop will cover everything you need to be able to implement the program into your school and qualify you as a certified Kali4Kids teacher. Once certified, our easy to follow technique specific-training videos along with the support of the daily lesson plans will provide you with all you need. Kali4Kids Teacher Certification includes:

                          • • How to teach the double stick drills to children
                          • • Application of the drills
                          • • How to run fun drills using the double sticks
                          • • How to implement the program into your school
                          • • How to follow the prepared daily lesson plans
                          • • Three months access to the level 1 double stick training videos

                          Apolo Ladra

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                          Kid-Jitsu® University, (KJU) is a “Teach the Teacher” workshop on how to teach children the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a SAFE, highly organized and technically efficient manner. Kid-Jitsu® was created by Larry Shealy, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in BJJ under Master Rigan Machado, as he saw a strong need to have a consistent means to teach children BJJ.

                          Kid-Jitsu® is the curriculum and Kid-Jitsu® University is how we deliver the curriculum in a highly structured, online curriculum that was created to teach you how to effectively add a children’s BJJ program, into your current school, as an addition to your current curriculum; and do it at a pace that you are comfortable with. Our teaching model is a classical type model of: “See it, Do it, and Teach it Back” to the group; and will prepare you to add your own Kid-Jitsu® University Program to retain current students, and attain new students; to participate in the 13 belt Kid-Jitsu® System.

                          The Kid-Jitsu® University Certification process consists of Four (4) Levels of Certification. Each Level will teach you how to teach to a particular belt level within the 13 Belts of Kid-Jitsu®. During this Kickoff Certification with Revgear University, we will be doing the Level I Certification.

                          PLEASE NOTE: These Certifications are designed to prepare you the instructor, to begin teaching children the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in an organized and efficient manner with SAFETY and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT as very critical elements. This is NOT a BJJ Adult Belting System.

                          In the Kid-Jitsu® Instructor Certification Level 1 we will:

                          • • We will discuss the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the history of Kid-Jitsu® and Kid-Jitsu® University
                          • • We will discuss and you will fully understand the PCS (Position-Control-Submission) theory of BJJ for kids
                          • • We will show, discuss and work with you through ‘The Hierarchy of Positions’ that we teach the kids, so you will have a thorough understanding of what positions we will be moving to
                          • • We will discuss and fully understand the SAFETY measures that we take with kids from all position, transitions, and submissions that we share with kids, and what techniques are ‘age appropriate only’. (this is covered in ALL Certification Levels)
                          • • We will warm-up using one of our warm-ups from KJU HQ. You will be doing some of the BJJ specific warm-up drills that we have the kids warm up
                          • • We will demonstrate to you the fundamental techniques that must be mastered in the White, and Grey Belts of the KJU Belts for kids.
                          • • We will discuss our C.O.R.E. Character Development Program that is woven into the Kid-Jitsu® Program. I will walk through each of the topics of C.O.R.E. and how we weave this ‘mat chat’ into our classes. (50 topics which you cover 1 per week, each year)
                          • • This will be a high octane, extremely busy day that you will see, do and teach the fundamentals techniques that you learn, back to the group. You will do hundreds of repetitions and you will demonstrate the techniques dozens of times.
                          • • This is not an easy course. We will have fun, but we will be very busy from start to finish
                          • You are NOT guaranteed a Certification
                          • o YOU MUST be able to do each technique smoothly, and efficiently
                          • o YOU MUST be able to effectively teach each technique back to the group
                          • o YOU MUST be able to put together, with a group, a demo Kid-Jitsu® class and demonstrate how you would teach the class. Depending on class size we will have multiple groups
                          • o YOU MUST be able to pass a written test with a 90% score or above
                          • • We will also discuss, next steps…….. and demonstrate the use of the website and the many features that it offers to assist you in introducing your ongoing Kid-Jitsu® Program: Videos, Bullet Point break-down of techniques, testing criteria templates, grading templates, drills, class itinerary, blog, and so much more…..

                          We will be wearing a kimono, so please bring one or buy one at the event. You will leave this Level 1 Certification with the knowledge and confidence that you will need to start a successful Kid-Jitsu® Program in your school, as you begin to ‘plug-in’ to the ongoing curriculum at www.KJUniv.com and www.RevgearUniversity.com.

                          Larry Shealy

                          Register Today, Limited Spots Available
                          Prices shown include StrikeFit® Certification Day 1 and Day 2.
                          *StrikeFit® Day 1 is a pre-requisite.
                          StrikeFit® is an exclusive heavy bag workout developed by John Whitman, owner of Alliance Training Center. This high energy kickboxing program isn't just "cardio kickboxing." StrikeFit® is an all-around workout that includes heavy bag and pad work combined with everything from kettlebells to medicine balls and plyometrics to wind sprints.

                          The StrikeFit® Certification will teach you how to put strike combinations together properly, get students motivated and most of all, have fun and get fit. Whether your students are pro athletes or beginners, all skill levels can participate and benefit from this all around workout. Students will leave the class drenched in sweat, feeling pushed to the limits but wanting more!

                          John Whitman
                          7:00am - 7:45amPete & Paige Hardy
                          Early Morning Workout

                          Kick start the day with Pete Hardy and his daughter Paige, for a total body workout and wake up! Two hours of fast-paced cardio, power, and agility drills that get your heart rate pumping!

                          Pete & Paige Hardy

                          Is the internet killing your pro shop business? Have you been told that you should have an actual pro shop but don't know how or why to do it? Do you struggle with issues like inventory or theft?

                          In this session we will help you tackle all of these issues and more. We will:

                          • • Show you how to make selling merchandise easier by changing the culture in your school
                          • • Teach you how to keep product from walking into your school that was purchased on the internet
                          • • Teach you how to make money without having a pro shop
                          • • Teach you how to set the right goals and set the right expectations

                          Paul Reavlin

                          Do you know the difference between selling and closing? A typical salesperson has a big mouth and small ears, but the ideal closer has big ears and a small mouth. Learn how you can increase your student count by 25% by learning how to be a closer and not a salesperson. You will learn how to close, and when to close.

                          Pete Hardy

                          Based on the International #1 Best Selling Book of the same title, this workshop will guide you through a 5-step process for handling leads and closing prospects. In the Art of Selling Memberships workshop you'll learn:

                          • • The real reasons why people buy memberships (it's not what you think).
                          • • Ways to close 80% to 90% or your leads from the telephone, from walk-ins, from the Internet, social media, and from face-to-face contacts.
                          • • The only four objections a prospect will ever have, why every prospect has them, and how to overcome them with ease.
                          • • How to get a commitment and more paid in full memberships.

                          Erik Charles Russell

                          Outsourcing your internet marketing is quickly becoming a no-brainer, especially with technology evolving at such an alarming rate. With so many website & advertising companies to choose from. How can you make sure you get the most bang for your buck?

                          Attend this course to learn the right questions you need to ask.

                          • • What questions to ask your existing/potential web developer
                          • • What qualifications SEO companies SHOULD have
                          • • What specific features you NEED
                          • • How to avoid money-wasting pitfalls
                          • • How to make sure your outsourced digital ads are performing well

                          Timothy Sarazen
                          8:00am - 9:15amErik Paulson
                          Jiu Jitsu/Grappling

                          Since 1974 Erik has trained in many disciplines including Judo, Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

                          Erik is the creator of both Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) – a submission wrestling system involving striking, takedowns and submissions, and STX Kickboxing (Savate-Thai Cross Training) – a hybrid striking system which focuses on Boxing, Jun Fan/JKD Kickboxing, Savate, and Muay Thai. In this course Erik will cover techniques from both programs and demonstrate some of his training methods that are now used by martial arts students all over the world.

                          Erik Paulson

                          Don't miss this chance to train with Sifu Fong! He will be covering:

                          • • Entry setups
                          • • Takedowns
                          • • Sensitivity drills
                          • • Hand fighting positions
                          • • Close-range combat concepts

                          Francis Fong

                          Join Chip Townsend, 14 time ISKA World Breaking Champion, for a class on the basics of breaking! He will show you basic stances, positioning, and the "how-to" of breaking.

                          Chip Townsend
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                          RevFit™ is a skill-based class using ground striking skills, standing striking skills, and fitness movements. It consists of rounds that incorporate all 3: striking with movement, transitions, and fitness movements.

                          This class is 12 rounds of high intensity, high skilled training with fitness. Primarily geared for students who participate in self-defense or martial arts classes. This class utilizes the Revgear Fitness Pod and finger free gloves.

                          Paige Hardy

                          Have you been wondering what to do with your cardio kickboxing customers now? Have you struggled with ways to keep these students engaged, captivated and excited?

                          Muay Thai Fitness classes have a completely different look than any cardio kickboxing classes and will help you take your classes to the next level. This class will put you through a 50 minute workout and will show you techniques and tools you HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. The end game for all school owners is customer retention and this course will breathe new life into your cardio programs.

                          Katalin Zamiar

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                          1:15pm - 2:45pmLarry Shealy
                          Teaching Jiu Jitsu to Kids

                          As Martial Arts professionals, we often reflect and even obsess over our businesses, Right? We get lost in our thoughts wondering’ what can I be doing better than I’m doing now to attract new students?’ We wonder ‘how can I increase revenues, and reduce costs?’ We wonder ‘why is my retention rate down this month?’, and ‘why did we only get 10 or 15 leads last month when we should be getting dozens more?’……We wonder and we ask ourselves some very troubling questions, don’t we?

                          I get ASKED some very interesting questions, on a consistent basis! Here are some specific questions and statements that people have asked me, and shared with me over the past few years. And get this….. I can provide you answers to these questions and concerns in our break out session:

                          • • I feel like I am ‘missing the boat’ in the MMA crazed world we live in now, what do you think?
                          • • I am running out of topics to teach as my kids reach higher levels, can you help?
                          • • There seems to be a hole in my curriculum that I need to fill.
                          • • How do I add a new piece to our curriculum without sacrificing in other areas?
                          • • Why am I losing children students to local MMA schools?
                          • • Do you feel it’s too late for me to add a ground game, for kids, into my current curriculum?
                          • • I’m not ‘belted’ in BJJ, how on earth am I supposed to teach kids?


                          If any of these doubts or questions have been on your mind……YOU MUST ATTEND this breakout session!

                          We will be sharing the ‘Secret of Jiu-Jitsu for Kids’……and you don’t want to miss it!

                          Larry Shealy

                          Join Master Apolo and learn the cultural indigenous fighting art of the Philippines - KALI. With its Cultural and Philosophical values; its history traces back more than 1,500 to 2,000 years. You might have seen Kali featured on the History Channel's hit show, "Human Weapon," or the Discovery Channel's "Fight Quest." Kali is a very complete martial art, utilizing weapons, empty hands, kicking, striking, and ground fighting.

                          Filipino history has seen the practice of Kali help defend against foreign invaders. The art has even been disseminated and practiced by a variety of Special Forces units worldwide. Kali practitioners are known for their lightning-fast movements and efficient footwork in wielding weapons. In this class you will learn how to use weapons to protect yourself and devastate an opponent. LEARN how to transition from fighting with weapons to empty hands fluidly.

                          Apolo Ladra

                          Mitt training classes are highly adaptable classes and generate more revenue in pro-shop sales. This workshop will break down guidelines for implementing mitt drills into your school so you can train your staff. Although many in our industry have mitt skills, the goal is to identify how to make mitt-training classes successful in your school for large groups. We will discuss the obstacles some face when introducing mitts and how to teach large, beginner groups at once mitt-holding skills. We will also offer boxing drills to promote technical boxing without sacrificing the workout.

                          Katalin Zamiar
                          9:00am - 10:15amPete Hardy, Rick Smith & Shawn Thornton
                          Defenses Against Active Shooters with Tactical First Aid - Part 1

                          Are you prepared for the unthinkable?!? Join Pete Hardy, Richard Smith and Shawn Thornton and learn skills that can save your life! Skills covered in this session include:

                          • Active shooter
                          • Knife disarm
                          • Handgun and long gun disarm
                          • How to break free from zip ties or duct tape if you’re a hostage
                          • How to move through a crowd
                          • How and when to shoot if you are concealed carry
                          • How to treat a gunshot or knife wound

                          Pete Hardy & Rick Smith

                          Are you prepared for the unthinkable?!? Join Pete Hardy, Richard Smith and Shawn Thornton and learn skills that can save your life! Skills covered in this session include:

                          • Active shooter
                          • Knife disarm
                          • Handgun and long gun disarm
                          • How to break free from zip ties or duct tape if you’re a hostage
                          • How to move through a crowd
                          • How and when to shoot if you are concealed carry
                          • How to treat a gunshot or knife wound

                          Pete Hardy & Rick Smith
                          9:00am - 10:15amTim Mousel
                          Combative Games & Drills

                          Bored with training? Incorporate this unique circuit format into your sessions and excel to new levels! It's fun, effective and challenges your body to achieve performance levels you've never dreamed possible. Leave this course with some new ideas and a great workout method to take home.

                          Tim Mousel

                          The constant battle of cardio vs. weight training ends NOW. Rapid Results will give you the benefits of both in half the time. Come ready to slam, swing, and sweat your way to the results of your dreams.

                          Amber Staklinski
                          11:00am - 2:00pmDave Kovar
                          Instructor Boot Camp Powered by The Satori Academy

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                          Dramatically improve your staff's teaching skills in just one day!
                          Dave Kovar has condensed the essential elements of mat management into a special one-day program that will help any instructor upgrade their skills. These intensive training sessions will also cover other key areas such as The Five Keys to Superior Student Service, Ethical Referral Strategies and The Core Four Retention Techniques.

                          What your staff will learn in this fast paced day:

                          • • The Core Teaching Principles
                          • • Keys to Teaching Young Students
                          • • Keys to Working with Challenging Students
                          • • How to Maximize Your Class Time
                          • • Cutting Edge Classroom Concepts
                          • • School Safe/Street Safe Huddle Discussions
                          • • How to Be a Great Assistant Instructor
                          • • How to Utilize Assistant Instructors
                          • • How to Mobilize your Staff and Students to Actively and Ethically Promote Your School
                          • • Owners Round Table Q&A
                          • • And more!

                            Dave Kovar

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                          What the martial arts community is saying about REVOLUTION

                          Revgear University was great! So many amazing opportunities to learn and train with the best! Looking forward to implementing many of the great business strategies we took away as well as new perspectives on training for our students. Will definitely be back!! Thank you Revgear for this great event! Our school and students will definitely benefit!
                          Chantell Prestcott-HollanderKrav Oz LLC, Clarksburg, MD
                          This was my 2nd year attending, and this time I brought 2 members of our team. Both times I’ve gone there was plenty of business info that was applicable to me.
                          Although I go for the info and to train with some of the greatest instructors and learn new drills and training methodologies, both times the greatest benefit has been the connections I’ve made at the event.
                          The people at Revgear are authentic about wanting to help build the gyms of those they do business with.
                          After the last RU they spent time with me helping me build a Pro Shop and start a program with us to get leads that has made us roughly $25K off the top in 1 yr (not including the amount we make when the leads convert to members, which happens very consistently).
                          I’ve already bought tickets for myself and 2 other trainers for next year.
                          Forrest CaudillFighting Fit Bootcamp Austin, TX
                          I’m telling everyone, you have to go to Revgear University because it is invaluable. You don’t know exactly who is going to teach that key point, or many key points, that are gonna bring you to that next level. If I have to close my gym, or train staff to run the gym for the weekend, I will do that.

                          I can’t afford not to go to Revgear U. I doubled my revenue and student! I will continually go to Revgear U every year to grow my business.

                          Bonnie FormiaStrike Combat Fitness, CA
                          Re-energize your business and have fun doing it!

                          One full day of business sessions, two days of training sessions, all taught by world renowned chief instructors, professional coaches and industry experts.

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