7th Dan Kukkiwon, Moodukwan, UWTA
Kukkiwon & UWTA Certified Master Instructor
Former US Team Member
Trainer to Multi National Champions
Trainer to American Ninja Warriors
Creator of BAM (Bad A Moms, BAD (BAD A Dads), Wise Warriors, and ACKC (Amitis' Cardio Kickbox Class)
CEO of multiple companies
Co-Founder of Power of Women (Charity Organization)
$1m + revenue generating single martial arts school
900+ members in single location
National Speaker KAMA, ASA, UWTA, 101 Most Powerful Women, Dojang Business
ASA, Development Seminar, etc
ASA Board Member
UWTA Vice President of US Operations
Bachelors in Business (Operations Management, Strategic Management, Communications)- CSUS
Master's Degree in Construction Management- Stanford University
Real Estate Broker
Construction Project Executive for project exceeding $300m
Best of the Best Award Recipient- 10 consecutive years
Reader's Choice Award -10 consecutive years
Founder and President
THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness
Master Amitis Pourarian is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Originally from Iran, she immigrated to the US in 1983. Her parents rebuilt and started from scratch. Her father, taking his civil engineering and development experience from his home country, started a construction company while her mother became a prominent real estate agent. Master Pourarian followed in both of their footsteps and is a license broker and general contractor. She also furthered her education by getting her bachelors in business with concentration in Strategic Management and another in Operations Management with a minor in Communications. She also has a Master's degree from Stanford University in Construction Management under the Civil Engineering Department.
Since a young age, Master Pourarian has studied martial arts eventually becoming a junior leader, instructor, Master and school owner. Her martial arts led her to many National titles as well as a spot on the United States National Taekwondo Team.
She has expanded her Taekwondo knowledge by training in Korea with Korean Women's National team as well as participating in Kukkiwon and Taekwondowon training over a multitude of trips to Korea.
As the owner of THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness, she has propelled her school to be the recipient of the Best of the Best and Reader's Choice Awards for the Best Martial arts school and Best Instructor for 10 consecutive years. THE STUDIO focuses on Martial Arts, Specialty Fitness and Ninja Obstacle Course training. Master Pourarian has trained numerous National Champions as well as ninjas obstacle course athletes/competitors that were selected to be on the show American Ninja Warrior.
Her school consists of over 900 martial arts, fitness, and ninja members and yields 7 figure revenues annually. She is the founder of the trademarked programs, BAM (Bad A Moms, BAD (BAD A Dads), Wise Warriors, and ACKC (Amitis' Cardio Kickbox Class). She doesn't measure her success by how many students or how much the business makes; but, by how many lives she changes and how she betters her community. Her motivation for doing what she does is her contribution to the transformation that her members go through, as they get to the next best version of themselves.
Charitable contributions are a huge part of what Master Pourarian stands for. She has donated over $1m in services and monetary donations to local schools and organizations. She runs a "Martial arts for all" program that sponsors students that otherwise would not be able to afford martial arts. She is also the co-founder of Power of 100 Women, a charitable organization that raises funds for local non-profit organizations.
She contributes to the growth and development of the TKD community through her position as Vice President of the United World Taekwondo Association and also by being a national guest speaker in the TKD community.