develop your little dragons into physical literacy ninjas

Our MAPLE coaching framework uses a child-centred approach to increase retention so you can get off the marketing hamster wheel and get back to growing your club and changing lives.

Children’s martial arts programmes that increase engagement and retention

Have you tried to run a little dragons kids martial arts class and found it hard work and time consuming? Are you a busy martial arts coach that is actively is looking to increase your retention and revenue by providing a better service to your customers? Do you already wear 101 different hats at your club and struggle to make a dent in your never ending ‘to do’ list? 

Our MAPLE framework draws on scientific theory and over a decade of experience to help you construct a children’s martial arts programme with magnetic retention. Not only will you have the tools you need to construct and deliver great sessions, but you will also have the knowledge of what makes them great.

The 'FIVER' benefits of a great children's martial arts programme

MAPLE is designed to provide you with a framework to help you win in five key areas. These wins are not just great for the club and the coaches running the classes but they also help maximise engagement and development of the participants.

tips on building your Own little dragons program

Coach correcting child using praise correct praise method

Effective in action feedback: Replacing the tired praise correct praise model (PCP)

Praise correct praise is a method martial arts coaches often use to correct mistakes during their classes. This tactic is also used in businesses, though …

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Kids martial arts playing

12 ways our young kids martial arts programme helped us pass 200 members in our first 12 months

It is now two decades since Kimber Hill (now Tyree) released her young kids martial arts programme (Lil Dragons) into the martial arts world. This …

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Queue busters

Queue busters: reduce downtime and maintain engagement in your kids martial arts classes

What the hell are queue busters? Let me explain………. When I first started martial arts back in 1990 at 16 (yep, I’m getting on a …

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Rotating curriculum

Do you know the difference between a linear, rotating and nested rotating curriculum?

You may have heard the term rotating curriculum thrown around in martial arts circles before but what about a nested rotating curriculum? For years I …

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Balancing family with your lifestyle martial arts business

8 steps to building a lifestyle martial arts business

When you taught your first martial arts class, I am guessing that you didn’t know if coaching would become a lifestyle martial arts business or …

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Customer Feedback

"I'm using your template that you handed out at the EFC conference for planning 4-5 year old lessons. I've have adapted the framework to plan all the sessions including adults and it is pure gold"
Customer moved from Lil Dragons to MAPLE
Lianne Lazenby
Compass Martial Arts
"MAPLE has ticked all the boxes for me. Helped make the classes better for the students, more fun to coach and the parents love it too."
Customer moved from Lil Dragons to MAPLE
Lee Douglas
West Coast Krav Maga