MEGACON ESCAPE 2020
Oct 1st – 3rd



Dates/Times:
• Thursday, Oct 1st from 9am to 4pm
(VIP Day)
• Friday, Oct 2nd from 9am to 4pm (MEGACON Day 1)
• Saturday, Oct 3rd from 9am to 4pm (MEGACON Day 2)


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Adult Ticket

$297

Per Attendee
  • 18 & Up
Register Now!

Junior Ticket

SOLD OUT!

  • 17 & Younger

1 Free Ticket

EXPIRED

Per Gold & Silver SKILLZConnect Members
  • Must Sign In to SKILLZConnect to Purchase
  • Free Offer Expires April 1st
  • Must be Gold or Silver SKILLZConnect Member

2020 MegaCon Speakers

Melody Johnson

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Melody Johnson has over 25 years of experience researching childhood development as it relates to sports, coaching, and parenting. Her first influential development was the creation of the Little Ninja Preschool martial arts program which landed in thousands of schools worldwide. Through the years, she has re-defined the children’s martial arts market with innovative age-specific curriculums and drills known as SKILLZ, which are currently utilized in over 1000 martial arts schools in 24 countries.

Melody started training in the martial arts in 1987. She holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and has a World Champion title in forms. She has a young son, and lives with her family in St. Petersburg, Florida.

John
Salama

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John Salama is a 6th-degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo and has been training since 1983. His school offers SKILLZ based training integrated with traditional martial arts in various programs including traditional evening classes, a Transported Martial Arts Program, a Homeschool program, and full winter break and summer camps. John has become an expert in selling his programs in the community by utilizing all of the SKILLZ resources provided, which is key to helping him increase his student base and revenue.

Michael Evans

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Michael Evans is a 6th-degree Black Sash in Northern Lohan Kung Fu. He has been training in the martial arts since 1985. He is the owner and head instructor of 4GK Martial Arts in Patchogue, NY, which offers Skillz programs for students ages 18 months to adult. Michael’s expertise is in education and implementation, applying Skillz methodologies and best practices in member schools, crafting business practices that match the educational model, and using content-based marketing to educate the community about the life-changing power of martial arts.

Clayton Maxy

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Clayton Maxcy is the Lead Curriculum Developer for SKILLZ! He’s had over 12 years of hands-on experience working with kids of all different backgrounds which has allowed him to build out the best drills/games possible for SKILLZ.
His newest adventure has been the development of Spectrum SKILLZ, which targets development for children on the Spectrum.
He will be spearheading the beachside training and Instructor Certification Course for the Staff Training Seminars!

Kelly Murray Grys

 
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Kelly Murray Grys is a 6th degree black belt in Isshin Ryu and has been a force in the industry for over 20 years. She is the former Director of Franchise Training for iLoveKickboxing; a multi million dollar franchise concept she helped to grow from the beginning.
Kelly is now a Leadership & Confidence coach specializing in helping individuals and CEO’s level up their influence and create infrastructures that help generate massive success. Kelly and her husband, Chris (a business consultant for the fitness industry) also hold high level, confidence-building, interactive workshops that help business owners learn the skills to properly lead and manage their teams.
Kelly’s systems and strategies have helped thousands of business owners recruit and build teams that turn profit, care like the business was their own, and stay loyal in the process.
She has shared the stage as a speaker with masterminds and entrepreneurs like Daymond John, JP Sears, Grant Cardone, Joe Polish, Michael Bernoff, Bedros Keuilian, Cameron Herold, Sean Stevenson, Jesse Itzler, and more.

Jennifer
Salama

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Jennifer Salama is a 4th-degree black belt and has been training in martial arts since 2001.
She has a Masters Degree in Child Psychology and has embraced the SKILLZ curriculum because of its focus on child development and using martial arts as a vehicle to develop the child as a whole.
As a martial arts business owner since 2001, Jennifer has worked diligently to hone her social media and marketing skills which have helped her utilize the SKILLZ information via these platforms and educate parents and families throughout her community.

Cris Rodriguez

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Cris is a highly sought-out expert in the field of digital marketing and works closely with Market Muscle and MAIA.

Duane Spires &
Lauren Spires

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Duane and Lauren Spires are Martial Arts After School Program and Summer Camp experts with the Martial Arts Success Team!
They are excited to join us at MEGACON 2020 to share their top marketing, sales, hiring, and training systems that are causing school owners across the country to grow by 6 and 7 figures!

 

Dan Heart

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Introducing the CEO of FitKidz! USA.

Dan Heart is the definition of living with passion. He is Dedicated to provide a positive mentorship to kids.
Shaped through his many life experiences, he is on a mission to build a empire that provides role models and leaders. FitKidz! USA uses fun fitness activities as a vehicle to build positive relationships and tomorrow’s leaders.

Dan Anderson

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Dan Anderson (AKA Super Dan) began training in 1966 and achieved his Black Belt in January 1970. He became known as Super Dan on the United States national karate circuit winning in excess of 80 Grand Championships, being rated in the Top Ten fighters in the US. His karate career has been capped by attaining the rank of 10th dan and being a recipient of the Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior award. Super Dan has also trained in Filipino Martial Arts for the last 40 years and now has his own system recognized in the Philippines.
Super Dan has written 25 books and has produced over 60 instructional DVDs on the martial arts (www.superdanonlinelibrary.com) and has recently produced an online continuing martial art video website called the Super Dan Online Academy (www.superdanonlineacademy.com).
Super Dan will be bringing his expertise to the 2020 SKILLZ Megacon and teaching a course on How To Teach Free-sparring To ANYONE!

 
 
 
 

Escape Details


Take your whole team to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Also network and enjoy the weekend with some of the coolest people in the world!
This event is strategically organized with awesome INNOVATIVE and IMPROVEMENT courses set in a BEAUTIFUL Conference Room, INVIGORATIVE beachside networking & training sessions, a Saturday night beachside Tiki party, celebrity guest appearances, and more!

Why Attend MEGACON ESCAPE?


  • INNOVATION
    Learn what is new and/ or different about the SKILLZ philosophies as is relates to succeeding in the children’s martial arts market.
  • IMPROVEMENT
    Gain more confidence in your schools position as the “go to” experts in children’s martial arts training.
  • INVIGORATION
    Enjoy some down time to re-charge your energy and motivation.

2020 MEGACON ESCAPE DETAILS

Dates/times:

  • Thursday, Oct 1stth from 9am to 5pm (VIP Day)
  • Friday, Oct 2ndth from 9am to 3:45pm (MEGACON Day 1)
  • Saturday, Oct 3rdth from 9am to 3:45pm (MEGACON Day 2)

Location:

Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd.
Saint Pete Beach, Fl. 33706

Reservation info:

  • You must reach out the hotel via phone or email to get the special discounted room rate:
  • Phone – 800-344-5999 extension 1 (say you are with SKILLZ MEGACON)

**Download the reservation form and email it to the address at the bottom of the form:**
Reservation Request Form Download

We anticipate 200 guests for this event, and this hotel recently went through a $15-million reservation so it’s a desirable destination, which means the hotel will sell out!

Airport info:

  • Tampa International Airport

Registration:

REGISTER HERE FOR ESCAPE 2020! & LIVE STREAMING

MEGACON AGENDA

VIP Day – VIP Ticket Holders

*Thursday, Oct 1st, 2020 (VIP Ticket Holders)

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration and Networking

9:30 – 11:00 – Melody Johnson – Mindset Workshop

11:00 – 12:30 – Mike Evans – Branding/Marketing Workshop

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:00 – John Salama – Sales Workshop

3:00 – 4:30 – Kelly Murray-Grys – Staff Development Workshop

4:30 – 5:00 – Event wrap-up


School Owners / Managers

Friday, Oct 2nd, 2020- School Owners/ Managers

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration and Vendor Networking

9:30 – 10:00 – Welcome to ESCAPE (MEGACON) 2020

10:00 – 10:45 – Seminar 1 – Melody Johnson

10:45 – 11:30 – Seminar 2 – John Salama

11:30 – 11:45 – Yoga SKILLZ Introduction by John Salama and Ana Marco

11:45 – 12:45 – Quick Lunch Break/Networking

12:45 – 1:30 – Seminar 3 – Cris Rodriguez

1:30 – 2:15 – Seminar 4 – Huston Godwin

2:15 – 3:00 – Seminar 5 – Kelly Murray-Grys

3:00 – Wrap-Up

 

Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2020 – School Owner/ Manager

9:00 – 9:30 – Vendor Networking

9:30 – 10:00 – Seminar 6 – Dan Heart

10:00 – 10:45 – Seminar 7 – Melody Johnson

10:45 – 11:30 – Seminar 8 – Mike Evans

11:30 – 11:45 – Warrior SKILLZ Introduction by Mike Evans

11:45 – 12:45 – Quick Lunch Break/Networking

12:45 – 1:30 – Seminar 9 – Duane & Lauren Spires

1:30 – 2:15 – Ron Sell/Cheong Park

2:15 – 3:00 – Awards and Event Wrap-up

  

Instructors / STORM

Friday, Oct 2nd, 2020 – Instructors/ STORM

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration and Vendor Networking – Conference Room 1

9:30 – 9:45 – Walk to Coconut Pavilion

9:45 – 10:00 – Opening to ESCAPE

10:00 – 10:15 – Team-Building 1 (Coconut Pavilion)

10:15 – 11:00 – Training Seminar 1 (Coconut Pavilion)

11:00 – 11:30 – Training Seminar 2 (Beach in front of Pavilion)

11:30 – 11:45 – Team-Building 2 (Pavilion)

11:45 – 12:45 – Walk to Conference Room 1 (Meet up with owners/ managers for lunch)

12:45 – 1:30 – Training Seminar 3 (Pavilion)

1:30 – 2:00 – Training Seminar 4 (Breach in front of Pavilion)

2:00 – 2:45 – Team Building 2 (Pavilion)

2:45 – 3:00 – Walk to Conference Room 1 (Meet up with owners/ managers)

 

Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2020 – Instructor / STORM

9:00 – 9:30 – Vendor Networking – Conference Room 1

9:30 – 9:45 – Walk to Conference Room 2

9:45 – 10:00 – Team-Building 1

10:00 – 11:00 – Seminar 1: Stages of Development

11:00 – 11:45 – Seminar 2: Speaking SKILLZ

11:45 – 12:45 – Walk to Conference Room 1 (Meet up with owners/ managers for lunch)

12:45 – 1:30 – Seminar 3: Teaching SKILLZ

1:30 – 2:30 – Seminar 4: 10 Laws of Instruction

2:30 – 3:00 – Team Building 2 / Event Wrap-up

3:00 – Walk to Conference Room 1 (Meet up with owners/managers)

 

Friday – May 20th

7:30 – 8:00 a.m Registration

  • All attendees must check-in and get their wristbands

8:00 – 9:00 Sponsor Event

  • INNOVATIVE Rainmaker Strategies

9:00 – 9:15

  • Welcome to MEGACON Day 1

9:15 – 9:30

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

9:30 – 10:30 INNOVATION Course 1

  • 5 Ways that SKILLZ is INNOVATING the Martial Arts with NEUROSCIENCE – presented by Melody

10:30 – 10:45

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

10:45 – 11:45 INNOVATION Course 2

  • An INNOVATIVE Performance Quality Chart that will Drive your Team – presented by Andrew

11:45 – 12:45

  • BREAK / Selfie Scavenger Hunt

12:45 – 1:00 

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

1:00 – 2:00 INNOVATION Course 3

  • Delegation and the “NEW” CEO – presented by Melody

2:00 – 2:45

  • What’s New with SKILLZ – presented by Jeff

2:45 – 3:00

  • End of day wrap-up National Life Group Q & A

Saturday – May 21st

8:00 – 9:00 Sponsor Event

  • IMPROVING your use of Rainmaker

9:00 – 9:15

  • Welcome to MEGACON Day 2

9:15 – 9:30

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

9:30 – 10:30 IMPROVEMENT Course 1

  • IMPROVING Your Presence on the Internet with Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube – presented by Stefani

10:30 – 10:45

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

10:45 – 11:45 IMPROVEMENT Course 2

  • How to IMPROVE Your Stats with Tracking, Goal Setting, and Bonuses presented by Melody

11:45 – 12:45

  • BREAK / Video Scavenger Hunt

12:45 – 1:00

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

1:00 – 2:00 IMPROVEMENT Course 3

It’s All About IMPROVING your Teams…

  • Tips for creating ROCKSTAR Demo Teams – presented by Stefani
  • Tips for creating ROCKSTAR STORM Teams – presented by Andrew
  • Tips for creating ROCKSTAR Instructors – presented by Melody

2:00 – 2:45

  • Ask the SKILLZ Team

2:45 – 3:00

  • Event wrap-up and SKILLZ Smart Car Presentation

Instructor / STORM Team

Friday – May 20th

7:30 – 8:00 a.m Registration

  • All attendees must check-in and get their wristbands

8:00 – 9:00 Poolside Meet-and-Greet

  • Meet at the pool right next to Rum Runners

9:00 – 9:30

  • Beachside TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

9:30 -11:00

  • Beachside Training with Tyler Weaver

11:00 – 11:30 

  • Tricking Circle

11:45 – 12:45

  • BREAK / Selfie Scavenger Hunt

12:45 – 2:15 

  • Beachside Training with Clayton Maxcy

2:15 – 2:45

  • Tricking Circle

3:00 – 5:00 

  • BREAK / Pool Party

5:00 – 7:00 

  • Volleyball Tournament

 

Saturday – May 21st

8:00 – 8:30 

  • Continental Breakfast Bar by Conference Room 1

8:30 – 9:00

  • Meet at Conference Room 2 / Mediterranean Room 

9:00 – 09:45

  • Stages of Development by Clayton Maxcy

9:45 – 10:00

  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

10:00 – 10:45 

  • How to Run an Effective Class Using Delegation by Clayton Maxcy

10:45 – 11:45

  • Seven Steps for Teaching a Drill by Clayton Maxcy

11:45 – 12:45 

  • BREAK / Video Scavenger Hunt

12:45 – 1:00

  • Meet at Conference Room 1
  • TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY – Sirata Breezeway

1:00 – 2:30

  • Instructor Competition

2:30 – 2:45 

  • Walk to the Main Conference Room

2:45 – 3:00

  • Event wrap-up and SKILLZ Smart Car Presentation

5:00 – 8:00

  • Break / Corn hole tournament

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Non-SKILLZ School

  • $349 (Each Additional ADULT)
  • $99 (Juniors, 17 & Under)
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MEGACON ESCAPE FAQ’s


  • Connector.

    I'm not a SKILLZ member, is this event right for me?

    MEGACON ESCAPE is for anyone in the martial arts industry who wants to take their business to the next level through innovative thinking, systems that work, and people that you connect with.

  • Connector.

    Can I bring my entire staff?

    There are seminars for both school owners/ managers and STORM/ Instructors. Space is limited, therefore there are no large group discounts for this event.

  • Connector.

    Can I bring my family?

    There are no other martial arts events held in a cooler place than St. Pete Beach, so yes, bring your family to enjoy a vacation.

  • Connector.

    What is the dress code?

    Beach and workout attire will work best. No hipster or formal attire necessary.

  • Connector.

    Will food be served?

    Friday and Saturday we will provide breakfast. We are also throwing a Tiki party for 21 and up on Saturday night.

  • Connector.

    What if I have to cancel?

    You can send someone in your place, or you can get access to the Livestream. Other option is to apply your ticket fees to another product or service that we offer.

MEGACON ESCAPE 2017 Pricing

Adult Ticket

$197

Per Attendee
  • 18 & Up
  • Movers & Shakers Price through March 31st!
  • Ticket Prices Increase $100 April 1st
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Junior Ticket

$97

Per Attendee
  • 17 & Younger
  • Movers & Shakers Price through March 31st!
  • Ticket Prices Increase $100 April 1st
Register Now!

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  • Must Sign In to SKILLZConnect to Purchase
  • Free Offer Expires April 1st
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