MA1st is about putting Martial Arts 1st

All MA1st subscription levels include complimentary attendance for you or your staff to any of these world class MA1st conference events.
Look for details on the sign up page and let the learning begin.
MA1st TEAM Workshop
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dojo's Martial Arts

1810 SW White Birch Cir

Ankeny, Iowa 50023

515-963-9989

10:00 AM – Instructor Training

12:15 PM – All Staff Business Systems

2:30 PM – Owner’s Only Round Table

San Diego, CA May 4th - 6th, 2017

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

2592 Laning Road

San Diego California 92106 USA

This is the MA1st Premier North American Event. If you plan on attending only one industry conference this year... this is the one. Act now while early registration discounts are still available.
MA1st TEAM Workshop
Saturday, June 24, 2017

AKF Martial Arts-Crystal Lake

462 W. Virginia Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

815-455-3888

12:00 PM – Instructor Training

2:15 PM – All Staff Business Systems

4:30 PM – Owner’s Only Round Table

Sydney, AUS July 14th - 16th, 2017

Courtyard Sydney-North Ryde

7-11 Talavera Road

North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia

+61-2-9491 9500

This is the largest international event on the MA1st conference calandar. A singulaur opportunity to gain true world perspective into running and maintaining your Martial Arts school. Act now while early registration discounts are still available.
MA1st TEAM Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Hidden Dojo

42156 10th St W, Suite L

Lancaster, CA 93534

661 524-5442

10:00 AM – Instructor Training

12:15 PM – All Staff Business Systems

2:30 PM – Owner’s Only Round Table

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MA1st TEAM Workshop
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lemmens Martial Arts Academy

Himmelstrasse 10-16

22299 Hamburg, Germany

+49 481 78 777 54

Local Hotel: Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord

Mexikoring 1, Winterhude, 22297 Hamburg, Germany

10:00 AM – Instructor Training

12:15 PM – All Staff Business Systems

2:30 PM – Owner’s Only Round Table

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MA1st TEAM Workshop
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vortex Sports Center

10210 E Crystal Falls Pkwy, Ste C

Leander TX 78641

512-774-5425

10:00 AM – Instructor Training

12:15 PM – All Staff Business Systems

2:30 PM – Owner’s Only Round Table

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San Diego, CA April 26th - 28th, 2018

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

2592 Laning Road

San Diego California 92106 USA

Returning again to beautiful San Diego, CA USA in 2018. This is the MA1st Premier North American Event. Check back here for conference details as they become available.

Our goal is to teach and share the values and principles taught to students in Martial Art Classes of all styles and live them ourselves. We strive to be more than just a consulting group.

We are Martial Artist of different styles and different size schools. We are currently running our own schools and the subjects we discuss are real-live-interactive and important to us and to you.

Also, besides going over the numbers and promoting your school in a positive way to your community. MA1 is also going to have instructor training for you and your staff. So we can share and teach how to get the most out of your student's training and to also give them the best of you.

Member Testimonials

Mark Baier

"I have seen Master DePalma in action, and can personally attest that he is on the cutting edge of the business and systems integration necessary to run a successful martial arts academy. I look forward to being able to tap into his keen insight and wisdom through MA1. The future looks bright!"

Kc Colvin LaVallee

"Thank you Fred for all you help and support with our NTC team. Your knowledge with business and teaching is great. I learned and am learning from you each time we chat. Kyoshi loved being around you and expressed how proud he was of you often. I think this is a great idea. It is always important to learn and grow at all levels and getting Martial Artists together to pull their ideas will raise the spirit in the Dojos. You Rock Sir!"

Craig Haley

"Fred, you truly lead by example. You walk your talk and deserve all the success in the world. Keep Rockin'! :)"

Debbie Thompson

"I have had the honor of spending time with Fred DePalma and know him to be a caring individual who is doing well in his own organization and would do well helping young schools reach higher levels. Master DePalma is sytems driven, which you need in order to be successful. His wonderful wife is full of new innovative ideas that they often share with EFC and shared with MAUI. We use many of those ideas in our schools right now. I believe MA1st could be a crucial step in your success."

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MA1st Board of Directors

  • Kyoshi F. DePalma
  • Shihan R. DePalma
  • Master J. Wilber
  • Shihan H. Calantog

MA1st was founded in 2007 in Arizona to bring local Martial Art Schools together for training and sharing. It's the belief that schools should be working together to help the industry grow locally and be true leaders by supporting each other.