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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.

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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