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The U.S. Labor Dept. tells us that of all small business start ups, ninety percent fail within their first year. Of the ten percent that make it past the one year mark, ninety percent of those fail before their fifth year. We are happy to report that we have dozens of affiliate gyms who are in that “one percent” of businesses that make it! Our system is proven across the country in gyms that we have helped to grow!

A recent nationwide report found that “Krav Maga” ranked third, behind only “Fitness Kickboxing” and “Martial Arts For Children”, in internet searches for martial arts or self defense. People are looking for good Krav Maga! Like most Krav Maga organizations we will teach you and your staff excellent real world self defense techniques. Krav Maga is easy to learn, easy to remember and extremely effective. Law enforcement and military groups throughout the world seek out Krav Maga because of its reputation as that of real-world, no-nonsense self defense. What separates the USKMA from other organizations is the business and marketing side. We will show you exactly how to use awesome marketing to get people in, lead awesome introductory lessons that will get people to join, and teach awesome classes that people want to keep coming back for! We will show you every aspect of how to run a Krav Maga gym…everything from how to answer the phone to providing you with social media copy to giving you class lesson plans with videos. We will share everything with you that we did in our Ohio gyms to go from start to over 700 members. The great thing about our marketing is that it is done with integrity. No used car salesman techniques!!

We start you out with our instructor training. Four days of intense classes in which you will learn the level 1 techniques, how to teach and how to run a Krav Maga gym with an emphasis on marketing. We do not bring you in to show you how tough we are, to flunk as many as possible or to let you leave at the end not knowing if you passed. We believe that Krav Maga is good for people and that it will keep them safe. Our goal is to teach others this system to spread it throughout the U.S.

When you are finished with your training and ready to run our system we help you every step of the way. We will design for your gym a landing page that is linked to from and ranks high on search engines to allow anyone looking for a Krav Maga gym to get great information on what Krav Maga is, what they can expect when they attend classes and, of course, lead anyone in your area to your gym. When they fill out the information form they get several e mails sent to them in the following week that show them the benefits of Krav Maga. You will get their info e mailed directly to you so that you can follow up as well and have them on your e mail mailing list for seminars, specials, etc.

We have done everything over the years for advertising and have come to realizing that social media is where it’s at right now. Over 1 billion people are on Facebook! We have teamed up with the social media gurus at Social Media Dogo who work with major companies to get them noticed! We will show you how to run ads, boost posts and (a USKMA exclusive) give you content to use on your social media platform several times per week. We design the ads for you with your logo and gym info, articles, blogs, videos, etc…and you get them several times per week, every week.

We schedule level one instructor trainings at gyms across the nation several times during the year, check “events” page of for training dates. You will leave our instructor training with a great knowledge of all of our level one techniques as well as some level two and weapon disarms. We will then give monthly video staff meetings, drill of the month, technique of the month, marketing material, etc. and show how at our Ohio gym we were signing an average of 48 adults per month over a two year period. You will also be given access to the affiliate page of one of the top web sites in the business. This site is your one stop shop for running a Krav Maga gym. On the site are videos on how to run intros, classes, cardio classes and drills as well as lesson plans, how to write a press release, marketing material, ad photos and much, much more.

We would love to include you in our upcoming training. Call or e mail with any questions.
Mark Slane
614 301-9825

ABOUT USKMA’S LEAD INSTRUCTOR; Mark Slane is a retired firefighter who has been in the martial arts for 30 years. He started with Taekwondo and is a 4th degree black belt in that art, coached many national champions in Olympic style TKD and is a former light wt. sparring national champion (executive sr. division). In 1998 Mark was in the first group ever brought to Krav Maga Worldwide in LA for instructor training and opened one of the first half dozen krav maga gyms in the nation. In 2003 Mark tested for black belt, one of only 20 or so in the United States at the time and is now a 4th degree black belt. Mark is the author of four books on krav maga (see his author profile on Amazon) and has had an article published in Black Belt Magazine.

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PS, here are testimonials from a few of our affiliates;

“I am running your system to the tee and I’m 130 members in less than a year, and that is starting from 0 and in a city where I knew no one.” Juan Acosta, Ft. Myers FL

“I have traveled around a lot ,, and trained with some of the top trainers … We were truly blessed to find a great instructor ,, my group truly enjoyed all the training .. I feel it was the best program we have ever had presented to us ,,,it was the real deal and we were very honored to have you down and look forward to a great training future ahead thank you again”

– Alex Azar, Longview Martial Arts

“February is our one-year anniversary as a USKMA Affiliate. I am really excited about the future of CKMF and the USKMA. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I appreciate you and the USKMA. We truly have a very friendly, customer-oriented Krav Maga association. A great network of people. I am so looking forward to growing with the USKMA and being a part of a truly great organization. Thank you for all you have done for us!”
-Danny Caudill Kentucky State Police Officer

“My name is Manny Cabrera. I am a life-long martial arts practitioner and instructor. I have studied a variety of diverse martial arts over the past 43 years and have made martial arts instruction my chosen livelihood. For 16 years I was the National Director for the United States Taekwon-Do Federation, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas where I assisted instructors and school owners from all over the country in developing their schools and businesses. I also spent two years as the Chief Business Consultant for the National Association of Martial Artists (NAPMA), which at the time was the largest martial arts business organization in the world. I have trained in TaeKwon-Do for most of my life and have achieved the rank of seventh degree black belt and the title of Master Instructor. As a competitor, I was honored to win several championships including a European Karate Championship in 1977 and 1978. In 1982 I won a kickboxing national title and a Jiu Jitsu national title. In addition, I was fortunate enough to have won several regional, state and local contests as well.

Several years ago I decided to pursue an education in Krav Maga because of all that I had heard about it being a superior self defense sstem. I felt that adding Krav Maga to the menu of my martial arts school would be of great benefit. I began to research the many different organizations offering instruction in Krav Maga and, after looking closely at several I decided to join the United States Krav Maga. I made that decision because I felt that the USKMA and particularly it’s President and Founder, Mark Slane had views and opinions on self-defense that were similar to my own. The USKMA offers its members a complete curriculum designed to be effective and easily implemented. Slane’s previous experience as a fourth degree black belt in Taekwon-Do has allowed him to experience, first hand, the transitions needed to add Krav Maga to an already existing martial arts school.

I have continued to be pleased with the on-going support we receive every month. Class drills, business advice and daily reminders are very helpful with the development of our program. I would recommend the USKMA to anyone who is considering adding a specialized self-defense program to their school or gym. The instruction and support provided by Mark Slane and the entire USKMA staff are second to none!” Manny Cabrera, Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Tampa, FL

“I have trained in Martial Arts most of my adult life, earning multiple Black Belts in traditional arts. Throughout my time as a Martial Artist and while serving as a Federal law Enforcement Officer and as a United States Marine Corps Officer I have had the opportunity to train in many martial arts and self defense programs. To say that I was greatly impressed with the staff of USKMA would be an understatement. They have taken what we are all looking for in self defense and have put it in an easy to understand and logical format. The curriculum and staff will challenge you while maintaining a safe and friendly atmosphere. Be prepared to sweat, learn sound defense and be safer upon leaving their gym. The atmosphere created at USKMA is one of encouragement to anyone who is interested in learning self defense, regardless of your age or ability. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about learning true self defense.” —Maj. Paul Oppedisano

“Mark Slane has the blueprint for running a succesful Krav Maga gym, and his team of professional instructors expertly execute that plan. I have been training in various martial arts for over thirty years and teaching fellow police officers to survive on the streets for the past seven years. I know from experience that finding instructors who bring the ‘total package’ is rare. Mark and his instructors are not only expert Krav Maga practitioners, but they are capable of effectively translating their knowledge into great results for their students.
My gym, Force 3 Krav Maga and Fitness recruited more students in one week after incorporating Mark’s marketing strategies than we had in the previous three months. Our mission is to create a safer society through education and training, and we are far more capable of getting that training out to good people thanks to Mark’s strategies and methods. If you are interested in incorporating Krav Maga into your gym or starting a Krav Gym, it would be a mistake not to consult Mark Slane. John, Aaron and the others at USKMA are great people who are passionate about Krav Maga and the positive impact it can have on people’s lives. Follow the leaders folks!” —Brannon Hicks, SWAT ATL, Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, Force 3 Krav Maga and Fitness, St. Johns, FL


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