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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ProElite.com Launches Largest Online Martial Arts School Locator And School Certification Program

Online Directory Network Boasts More Than 50,000 Unique Searches Per Month

Courtesy of ProElite, Inc.:

LOS ANGELES--Jan. 22, 2008--ProElite.com, the social networking community for combat sports enthusiasts, announced it has launched the Internet's largest network of directories for martial arts schools. Designed to enhance the online experience for those who seek a traditional or mixed martial arts school (MMA), ProElite.com will provide an exclusive, prescreening process to offer ProElite-certified schools across all martial arts disciplines to prospective students.

"We are proud to sponsor a directory that helps families and individuals pursue their dreams, instills positive values, and provides an outlet for anyone aspiring to learn martial arts," said Kelly Perdew, president of ProElite.com. "The top MMA fighters from around the world wouldn't be where they are today if it wasn't for the discipline and training they learned at martial arts schools. We also provide a suite of tools that help the school owners grow their businesses."

This revolutionary school locator, http://proelite.com/locator, and its network of participating online yellow page directories boast more than 50,000 unique searches per month, ranging from Jiu-Jitsu schools to Tae Kwon Do dojos. The database is comprised of schools certified by ProElite, a designation that requires schools to meet stringent criteria.

Through keyword campaigns, email marketing, online Yellow Page directories and ProElite's martial arts community, participating schools are able to receive numerous inquiries from students interested in signing up for classes.

"We are fortunate to have some of the best MMA instructors in the world, and the ProElite.com directory is helping students locate our school," said Jeremy Lappen, co-owner of Legends MMA Training Center in Hollywood, Calif. "Our certification through ProElite ensures that students will receive top-notch training in a safe environment."

ProElite is currently interviewing schools for participation in the directory. To receive ProElite Certified School status, schools must be able to provide references, quality instruction and facilities, as well as demonstrate an organized and professional approach to teaching and student interaction.

Albert Rosales, an instructor at Joker's Wild Jiu-Jitsu in Lake Forest, Calif., said, "We are in the process of growing our school, and ProElite has provided a cost effective way to help us generate new students. I recommend applying for participation in ProElite's program."

For more information about ProElite certification and listing in the ProElite Directory, please visit http://proelite.com/locator, or call 1.866.520.7344.

About ProElite, Inc. (www.proeliteinc.com)

ProElite, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PELE) delivers the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet. ProElite embraces MMA with the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem, all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools. ProElite's live fight division, EliteXC, delivers spectacular live MMA fight events that showcase the world's top fighters (elitexc.com). ProElite's interactive business, ProElite.com, capitalizes on the growing popularity of the sport of mixed martial arts by building a community of mixed martial arts enthusiasts. In addition to streaming the most exciting live fights to the web, ProElite expands the fan base of the sport by providing a comprehensive set of online social networking tools for fans, fighters and organizations. ProElite.com - Empowering the Fight Community(TM).

CONTACT: for ProElite Inc.
PondelWilkinson Inc.
Evan Pondel/David Stankunas, 310-279-5980