Speakers

The International Martial Arts Training Summit presents an amazing line up of internationally recognised speakers.  We are continually adding new speakers to our roster as we get closer to the event so check back here regularly.

 

KEN PANKIEWICZ

FOUNDER @

KICKFIT MARTIAL ART SCHOOLS

KICKFIT CONSULTING

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Ethical Long Term Business Strategist

With over 28 years in the business, Ken has learnt what works (and crucially, what doesn’t) when it comes to running a thriving martial arts school. After achieving great results in his own business, Ken is now eager to share his knowledge, so you can replicate his successes and avoid the pitfalls when running your own martial arts school.

Ken is well regarded for his knowledge of martial arts systems and good business practice and through KickFit Consulting is ready to share this knowledge with other school owners like you.

 

ZULFI AHMED

GRAND MASTER

EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT

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Lessons From a Business Pioneer

Grand Master Zulfi Ahmed 10th Dan, is the designer and developer of the Bushi Ban system.

Grand Master Ahmed has over 30 years of martial arts experience and has won over 300 martial arts awards including the 1993 NBL World Traditional Weapons title, and the 1992 USKA Open Forms World Title, and has also been inducted into eleven different Martial Arts halls of fame.

 

Grand Master Zulfi will serve as an Executive Consultant, being on hand to help guide members of our Elite Mentoring Programme to achieve success in every area of their business.

CHRISTOPHER ALLEN

TRING MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

KICKFIT CONSULTING SUCCESS COACH

Specialties -Marketing, Sales, Stats, Staff, Premises

Chris has been teaching martial arts since July 2005 and since 2010 Kyoshi Ken Pankiewicz has been his mentor and friend. Chris has executed almost every process and system that Ken has recommended and in 8 years has grown from a twice weekly hobby club to a full time premises with 3 staff and 55 classes per week serving 250+ members.

 

Chris’s specialist areas include marketing, staff development and of course helping school owners achieve their dream of their own full time location.

 

 
 
 

SASCHA DE VRIES

MULTI SCHOOL OWNER

GUEST SPEAKER

Insight from a highly successful multi-school owner

Sascha is the Chief Instructor of 12 martial arts schools, teaching 2600 and leading a team of 55 staff members. He is a State recognized sports teacher, 5th degree black belt Kempo karate and holds Black Belts in Kickboxing, Krav Maga and Kung-Fu.

From 1997 to 2009 he was a military policeman master sergeant for the German Federal Ministry of Defence. He was responsible for organising and application of self-defence education for 600 military policemen. He headed-up the most successful mission team with the best-case rate.

Sascha will be giving a business presentation on Saturday focusing on the set-up of his organisation and marketing of classes.

On Sunday, join the 2-time ISKA World Weapon Champions for a Nunchaku Tips and Tricks seminar

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