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

Kids martial arts class

25 ideas to help reduce excessive chattiness without impacting autonomy and motivation

You stop the class and start describing the next activity but there are a few children that continue talking. You know the ones, the usual ...
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Child showing self-confidence, self-esteem and self-efficacy

8 ways to build children’s self-confidence through your martial arts classes

‘Confidence’ is often one of the main benefits listed in children’s martial arts ads alongside discipline and other such trigger words we think parents want ...
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Marketing VS Retention

Which is most important to grow your martial arts club, marketing or retention?

OK, I admit it, the title ‘Marketing or retention’ is a little clickbaity and most people running a martial arts club will probably have realised ...
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Teen walking up stairs to success

Building your Martial Arts Coach Development Pathway

In the developed world, most children are in school full time for 12-13 years, but you don’t emerge from school as a teacher. If you ...
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Mission, Vision and Values Signpost

Creating a positive club culture with a shared Mission vision and values

Your club has a culture. You may not have constructed it consciously or even have any guiding documents describing it, but it’s there. Documenting your ...
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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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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