How Can A Martial Arts Shop Help Judo Clubs Face Long Lockdown? Part 1
I have recently made a poll in my "Judoka Worldwide" group on Facebook, regarding the best way to help Judo Clubs in Australia deal with long periods of lockdown.
The answer may surprise you.
I gave people the option of picking preselected options, or coming up with their own option
These are the options I had written:
- Give 2 Gis to clubs in lockdown who've supported the business previously
- Give Judokas an option to make a purchase, with $x credit go to their club
- Give $x to all clubs affected by lockdown
- Give $x to clubs who've supported the business previously, and affected by lockdown
- Give a Gi to all clubs affected by lockdown
In total, there were 11 people that voted.
Out of the 11, 9 (82%) of people have chosen point #2,
Give Judokas an option to make a purchase, with $x credit go to their club
1 person (9%) had chosen to give 2 gis to clubs who've supported the business previously.
Another person (9%) also added the option of helping clubs run social media ads to boost membership when lockdown ends
Resulting action and analysis:
Out of all the 5 options, no one picked to give $X or Gis to clubs directly, whether they had supported the business previously or not.
The remaining options selected remains reasonable for me to implement to help the Judo community.
If you are a club based in SYDNEY and VICTORIA at the moment, and would like to participate in fund raising for your club, please comment on the Facebook using your CLUBS FACEBOOK page, "Count me in" and i will create a code for you.
I have yet to fully work out the details on how much credit to hand out over what time frame, but at least people purchasing from interstate can help cover a bit of the expenses incurred over lockdown