Martial arts are an up and coming sport. People are in awe of those
that seem to defy gravity and are able to spin and kick while airborne.
There are many different types of
martial arts out there, from karate, to judo, to taekwondo, and just
as many sponsors to help make your dream a reality. The good thing
martial arts is that they often have a very concentrated group of
people, meaning that everyone seems to know everyone. As such, you will
be able to talk to others and get sponsorship tips. There are other
ways to get sponsorship as well. Just look at the three ideas below.
Approaching people in your audience has lots of potential. As mentioned
above, the same people continue to show up at sparring events. While
some of them maybe friends and family members of those participating in
the events, others might be potential sponsors. After the event, make
an effort to go up and talk to them. Networking is a great way to find
sponsors. Remember to smile, be friendly, and keep at it. While you
might not find a sponsor at your first event, you’re bound to find one
sooner or later.
Your instructor is also a good place to start to look for sponsors. He
or she has probably had experience finding sponsorship in the past.
They will most likely be able to give you tips on how and where to find
sponsors. Better yet, they might be willing to sponsor you themselves.
The center where you take
martial art lessons also has potential for being able to sponsor
you. If you’re taking lessons at a center that specialises in martial
art, then they will often reward
those who do very well in sparring events and in the class. Set up
a meeting with the manager and bring a proposal letter as well as
evidence of your
sporting career. Talk to them about how you propose they can
sponsor you and listen to what they have to offer.
If this sounds like something that interests you, consider contacting
one of our
sponsorship consultants to find out more information.