Monday, June 30, 2014. Another year has passed and the Martial Arts Super Show in Las Vegas is upon us once again. Held at the Venetian, the event is one of the premiere gatherings of martial artists, instructors and school owners from all over the world. Each attendee comes to the show for their own reasons. Last year I was focused on "leadership skills", this year I am exploring ways schools such as Pilsung ATA Martial Arts can have a larger, and even more positive, impact on their communities.
The show, the 13th annual, is presented by the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) and Century Martial Arts (www.centurymartialarts.com), will be the sight of two days of demonstrations of new products and concepts by some of the top martial arts suppliers and innovators. Attendees will also be able to take in lectures and discussions , as well as speak one-on-one, with some of the best instructors and mentors in the industry. Many great ideas will be developed over the next few days as people absolutely dedicated to their chosen arts and their communities enjoy the power of such a gathering.
My focus for this year's trip is "impact". Martial arts schools are often overlooked when people are asked "What businesses are making a positive impact in your town?". The power to bring positive change to a community is not restricted to the multi-million dollar business or national charity organization. Even the smallest martial arts school can make a huge difference in their community when they are properly "armed" and focused. My goal over the next few days is to share with you some of those ideas and their potential to change your community, one Black Belt Leader at a time.