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Martial Arts Business Success Conference
Marriott Hotel
30 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW,
Saturday, 18 May 2019
09:00 AM
Paul Veldman
12 Jun 2018 12:20 PM
18 May 2019 09:00 AM

Get ready for 2 days of high end, solid information from some of Australia's most successful Martial Arts Club Owners, as well as leading business experts from outside of our industry. Check out the information below to see who we are, and why we are able to help you grow your school. Also take a moment to read and listen to the 2018 event feedback.



MABS is the brainchild of Paul Veldman, Founder and Chief Instructor of one of Australia’s most successful martial arts schools - Kando Martial Arts. A 5th degree Karate black belt, black belt in the Philippine Martial Arts and currently training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Paul is a martial arts student, instructor AND owner that has taken Kando from 1 school with 250 students to 5 schools and 1900 students in just 6 years. With considerable skill outside the martial arts industry too, Paul was a member of Victoria Police for 17 years.

During this time, he was an operational duties member, as a member of the Force Response Unit and later a “train the trainer” in Conflict Management, Defensive Tactics, Firearms and Forced Building Entry Techniques. He was also a Siege and Hostage Negotiator. As a martial arts school owner, Paul worked harder and harder to grow a successful business. Like many others before him and no doubt, plenty after him, Paul burnt out. Realising that it was foolish to continue in this same way, Paul hired a mentor and spent years figuring out what works and what doesn’t. He applied this knowledge to growing his school and wants to do the same for others. Specialising in retention, instructor training and team building, as well as the many other day-to-day skills that add up to running a successful club, Paul created MABS to help provide guidance and assistance to businesses who do not have the financial luxury typically needed for a consultancy service. His aim? To help committed martial arts business owners gain the same success as Kando through access and assistance to programs he currently uses in his own clubs.


50% Owner of International Goju Karate schools and My Fitness Kickboxing. Rod founded International Goju Karate Schools in 2002. Rod knew right away that he had to learn as much as he could about business and marketing if he was to be successful as a school owner. He surrounded himself with the best mentors he could find and set a goal to read 1 book a week on business, marketing and leadership.

Over 400 books later and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in training and mentors the organisation now boasts close to 2,500 active members out of 6 full time locations and is growing rapidly with 3 more full time locations opening early in 2018. Rod shot to prominence this year when the Worlds Number 1 Facebook marketer said that the forward thinking karate school owner was the number 1 martial arts marketer on the planet after he generated 721 paid trials in 1 month. Some of Rod’s strongest areas of knowledge are Facebook marketing for martial arts, Staff/Instructor Training, Retention strategies, Excellent Kids Karate Instructor and Fitness Kickboxing programs. Rod previously ran the ’Titans’ Martial Arts coaching group, but he and Paul decided they could deliver a much better service to the industry by combining their resources.

The 2018 Event Crew!


What people had to say about the last event...

Our Refund Policy...

Any request for refund must be via email to paul@mabs.com.au.
Cancellations up to, and including, 31st December 2018, will receive a full refund minus a $50 administration charge.

Cancellations after 31st December 2018 to 31st March will receive a 50% refund.

There is no refund available for cancellations after the 31st March.

At their discretion, the organisers may offer a credit towards another MABS event.






Martial Arts Business Success