New York, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
The highly competitive Martial Arts Studios industry, which offers instruction in various martial arts, is comprised of several small operators that typically serve local markets. Although the industry serves a demographically diverse clientele, instruction is geared toward males and the youth market. In 2014, males are expected to account a majority of the industry’s clientele, while consumers under the age of 17 are expected to generate a large amount of industry revenue.
During the past five years, the industry has punched through the recessionary haze. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Dmitry Diment, Consumer demand for martial arts instruction is driven by a number of economic factors, including unemployment, disposable income and consumer confidence.
As the recession set in and the economy sagged, a downturn across these variables resulted in a contraction in time and money spent on recreation, including martial arts instruction. Consequently, industry growth was hampered early in the current five-year period. However, as the economic recovery took hold, rising per capita disposable income propelled consumers to increase spending on fitness, including martial arts instruction. As a result, industry revenue is projected to increase for a third consecutive year.
Demand for martial arts studios has been driven by the rising popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA), a full-contact martial art form that uses striking and grappling techniques, including the philosophies and various martial arts forms.
The past five years, in particular, have seen the growing acceptance of MMA under the guidance of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world, says Diment. As a result of a wider broadcast of UFC matches that have propelled fighters to genuine star status, the MMA segment has quickly become the most popular instruction format.
The industry is expected to grow at an even faster rate during the next five years. A robust economic recovery is expected to endow consumers with higher disposable income levels, enabling them to spend more money on martial arts instruction, particularly costly private lessons. The competitive nature of the industry, coupled with the success of franchise brands, is expected lead to an expansion of the franchise model.
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The Martial Arts Studios industry includes facilities that offer instruction in martial arts. These classes include karate, kendo, judo, jiu jitsu, krav maga, tae kwon do, muay thai and mixed martial arts, among others. This industry does not include self-defense instruction.
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Virtual School of the Arts Partners with Music Industry All-Stars to Bring Music Education Back to the Schools
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
With music and the arts disappearing from schools nationwide, Virtual School of the Arts (VSA) is stepping forward to bring music education back to our schools. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 2014 by renowned drummer and songwriter Chad Chapin (Ben Folds, Casting Crowns, dcTalk).
VSA provides scholarships for music lessons and the arts to inner city youth and students who do not have access to the arts. All lessons are one on one and taught via Skype with top instructors from all over the world. Due to school budget cuts and/or lack of finances, VSA bridges the gap between aspiring students and professional instructors with significant music industry experience.
“VSA knows the importance of the arts in schools, says Chapin. “Studies show that schools that have lost their arts programs have seen their grades drop, and students who take lessons in the arts are more likely to succeed and go on to become leaders. VSA specializes in mentoring the next generation of leaders who in return will lead others. Our mission is to give every student access to music and art instruction in order to empower them for the future.
Chapin started drum lessons at the age of 7, and he was hooked. Shortly after high school, Chapin moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of playing music. Fifteen years later, Chad has toured with award-winning and chart-topping artists, including Ben Folds, Casting Crowns, dcTalk, Tait, Rachael Lampa and many more. Along the way, Chapin has received a Grammy nomination, won a Dove Award and 12 BMI Music Awards, and earned countless Gold and Platinum records.
VSA has amassed an impressive list of music industry leaders to serve as instructors, including Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood), Andy Williams (Casting Crowns), Richard Scott (Addison Road, Francesca Battistelli, Matt Maher), Matt Butler (Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Kirk Franklin, Yolonda Adams, Newsong), Joe Rickard (Red), Johannes Greer (Ligion, Mink, Bubba Sparxxx), Ty Smith (SHeDAISY, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Milsap, Easton Corbin), Brandon Young (John Hiatt), Rachael Lampa (solo artist), Jaclyn North (American Idol Finalist, Texaco Country Showdowns Best New Act in Country Music 2011), Aynsley Martindale (Nashville Symphony), Ryan Greenawalt (Anthem Avenue, Lady Antebellum, Josh Turner), Tiffany Sweeley (Chicago – Broadway Musical, Dionne Warwick, Kirk Talley), Hailey Steele (NBCs “The Voice), Annie Clements (Sugarland), Deanie Richardson (The Chieftains, Vince Gill), Jordan Hester (Kenny Chesney, Nick Carter, Billy Curington, Tait), Tim Rosenau (TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Relient K), DJ Lipscomb (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore, Matt Maher), Evan Weatherford (Mandisa, Natalie Grant, Tait), Dylan Williams (Joy Williams, John McLaughlin), Dustin Ransom (Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath, Andy Davis, Matt Maher), Jonathan Rogerson (Brandon Young), Ellen Angelico (Mustang Salley), Dave Denton (Mark Harris, 4HIM, Truth), Brandon Bagby (Meredith Andrews, Cory Lamb, SHeDAISY), Andrew Higley (Ben Folds, Bo Diddley, Green Horns, Brendan Benson), Sammy Hudson (Everclear), Steve Rossi (Peter Frampton, Taylor Dayne, Cinderella, A&E, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel), Ellen Angelico (Mustang Sally), Ken Rarick (Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Michael W. Smith, Cher), Annie Clements (Sugarland), Zach Casebolt (Black Mozart Ensemble, Futureman, The Browns), Adrian Walther (Natalie Grant, All Star United) and Nathan Gehri (John Hiatt).
At an annual cost of $ 1,800 per student, VSA needs the support of those that support the arts. Donations are tax deductible.
To see VSA in action, click here for a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX58ZH0pNEI
For more information about Virtual School of the Arts, visit http://www.virtualschoolofthearts.org.
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Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, a Mosaica Charter School, Named Highest Ranked Community School District in Ohio for Value-Added
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 11, 2014
In a report published by the Batelle for Kids analyzing the 2014 Value-Added rankings of all 671 public and community school districts in Ohio, Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy (CASSA) ranked highest among all community charter school districts and 9th overall among all districts. Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy earned a total Value-Added Gain Index of 18.42 and a Value-Added Letter Grade of A. Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy is one of 15 charter schools in Ohio managed by Mosaica Education.
Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy is a tuition-free community charter school serving K-8 students in the Cleveland area. The school focuses on providing students a well-rounded and academically rigorous education through the infusion of art and a global social sciences curriculum, Paragon. The Paragon curriculum, an accelerated learning program proprietary to Mosaica, takes students at CASSA on a hands-on chronological journey through the history of great ideas and people in world culture.
Paragon calls on students to transform their classroom into the time and place of their Paragon journey – with the stories, clothing, food, songs, architecture and inventions of the era. As a result, students find their genius and experience a rich and enduring learning experience that stays with them,” says Paragon creator and Mosaica co-founder, Dr. Dawn Eidelman.
According to the Batelle for Kids Ohio Student Progress Portal, Value-added analysis is a statistical method that helps educators measure the impact schools and teachers have on students academic progress rates from year to year. When combined with other student performance measures, value-added analysis provides powerful insight for educators to determine the impact of their curriculum, instruction, assessments, and practices on student learning.
I want to thank the wonderful staff of CASSA for their commitment to the success of our scholars, said Head of School and Regional Vice President of Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy Debroah Mays in response to the results from Batelle for Kids. Ms. Mays has led the school for the past seven years, helping ensure a strong focus on the kind of individualized instruction that enables each student to make the highest possible academic progress each year. To learn more about Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, please visit http://clevelandartsocsci.org/
In total, nine Mosaica charter schools received an A rating in the category of Value-Added Letter Grade in the 2014 Batelle for Kids report. These nine schools are: Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, Columbus Preparatory Academy, Columbus Arts & Technology Academy, Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy, Cornerstone Academy, Lorain Preparatory Academy, Foundation Academy, STEAM Academy of Warren, and STAR Academy of Toledo. In alignment with these results, Mosaica Education was recently recognized as the highest performing Education Management Organization in Ohio by an independent report published by the Beacon Journal.
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