We have paid attention to the trends in the industry and last year implemented The Health and Fitness Industry. with the sponsors and vendors having great success we have expanded the expo room for a more rounded Health and fitness and Martial arts crossover. With this crossover last year it has given the expo the distinction of becoming the largest convention ever held in the Tropicana Casino Convention Hall.
Our Expo and Trade Show continually expands in many different directions, with over a 100 vendors spots. We have also expanded to include Martial Arts Business Conference with top of the line speakers. We bring in over 800 school owners that mold and decide on the purchasing and discussion of tens of thousands of students under their school banners.
Sifu Goldberg has a long list of high profile students such as actor Joe Piscopo, who co-starred with WorldBlackBelt' First Founding Member Chuck Norris in Sidekicks, former heavyweight fighter Dimitrius "Oaktree" Edwards, who broke Mike Tyson's ribs in a sparring session just prior to the former champion's first fight against Evander Holyfield, and Dr. Richard Pearl, who was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the United States. "I am particular with who I train because my students become part of our very close family," explained Goldberg. "I have had opportunities to expand, but I am really not interested in having a large school because it loses some of the tradition."
Training with Master Goldberg is not like attending your ordinary Martial Arts class. "My students take an average of three classes per week and each class runs at least three hours," Goldberg explained. Despite these intensely rigorous workouts in this combat style, Master Goldberg's students remain loyal.
The dedication that Master Goldberg has instilled in his students has been derived from his own personal devotion to his Martial Art. At the age of twenty-four, Alan Goldberg was the first person to actually go and live inside a Shaolin Wing Chun Temple. "I lived there for five years and I would have stayed longer, but I got married and my wife didn't think that would work too well," joked Goldberg. "I was inspired by David Carradine and his Kung Fu television series, and I saw living in this Temple as my calling." "It was quite an experience, we would train around the clock, sometimes I would get a knock on my door at 4:00 a.m. and it was time to train."
Master Alan Goldberg can barely contain his excitement when discussing the upcoming Conference & Hall of Honor Dinner. The Event offers 24 Seminars from some of this industries most well known artists, and vendor's booths for your enjoyment."