Sept. 23rd – 25th

• Thursday, Sept. 23rd from 9am to 4pm
(VIP Day)
• Friday, Sept. 24th from 9am to 2pm (NETWORK Day 1)
• Saturday, Sept. 25th from 9am to 2pm (Network Day 2)


Adult Ticket


Per Attendee
  • 18 & Up
Register Now!

Junior Ticket


  • 17 & Younger

1 Free Ticket


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

2021 ESCAPE Speakers

Melody Johnson


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 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


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


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


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.

Duane & Lauren Spires


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!

Alan Belcher


Not only was he an incredibly successful UFC middleweight fighter he’s also an incredibly intelligent marketer and coach.
Alan Belcher is one of the brightest minds in the martial arts industry and also one heck of a guy. For those of you who have spent time with him know exactly what Im talking about.
So get ready to learn about what he calls…
The Empire Mindset

Cris Rodriguez


More 5-star reviews than the competition — trusted by 200+ Martial Arts Academies, Martial Arts Instructors, and Martial Arts Entrepreneurs nationwide. Their services and expertise help produce results and leads that increase student sign-ups and help to grow your business.
Cris will be speaking about
“The Best Known Dojo: How to Establish Omnipresence in Your Community”

Minh Wilson


Minh is the C.O.O of InCourage Martial Arts and co-owner of TopKick Martial Arts Broadlands.
All three locations located in Northern Virginia, gross annually 3 million.
She is also a part of the MyStudio App founding team.
Minh has worked in the martial arts industry for over 16 years.
Her martial arts journey began at the age of 7 as a student.
She currently holds a 4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
At 19 years old, she opened and grew her first school from $0 to $1 million in less than 3 years.
Minh will be at MegaCon to share her personal journey and to share how her schools market for Summer Camps.
Currently, her 3 locations sell over 2,500 weeks of camp each summer and run 250+ campers weekly.

Ron Sell & Cheong Park


Creators of: Spark Minds Martial Arts Software
“The Best D*mn Martial Arts Software On The Planet.”
Makes running a school so easy! Billing. Marketing. Attendance. Upgrades. Automations. And More. Plus The Best Customer Service You’ve Ever Seen.



Adam is the owner of Relentless Media Agency, Level Up Music and MX Martial Arts in Gilbert, Arizona. As a natural born leader, trailblazer and marketing expert, Adam brought his skills to the table as the growth strategist and marketing lead at iLoveKickboxing helping hundreds of clients reach new levels of growth, revenue and freedom. Adam’s passion for marketing, unparalleled results and helping others succeed is his WHY in business. His current role as a marketing consultant for two major franchises is no exception to this rule. In addition to being a seasoned, serial entrepreneur, Adam has revolutionized the way that marketing is done in the martial arts industry. The proof is in the pudding because Adam has helped many of his “Relentless” clients achieve enrollment numbers they have never hit before, let alone come close to hitting. Not only does Adam’s dream team excel at delivering exceptional results for their clients, but they also provide an amazing level of customer service second to none.


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, and more!


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



  • Thursday, Sept. 23rd from 9am to 4pm (VIP Day)
  • Friday, Sept. 24th from 9am to 2pm (ESCAPE Day 1)
  • Saturday, Sept. 25th from 9am to 2pm (ESCAPE Day 2)


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





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


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


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 


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


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


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


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


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


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

SKILLZ MegaCon 2016 Pricing

Non-SKILLZ School

  • $349 (Each Additional ADULT)
  • $99 (Juniors, 17 & Under)
Register Now!


  • Connector.

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

    ESCAPE NETWORK 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.

  • 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.


Adult Ticket


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

Junior Ticket


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

1 Free Ticket


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