Aikido Club Fundraising Ideas

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Fundraising ideas for Aikido Clubs

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Hit the fundraising targets for your aikido club with one of these topical ideas:

1. Self Defence Classes

One of the purposes of Aikido is to defend yourself from attackers, so why not use this aspect of your sport for the benefit of the local community by hosting self-defence classes? Depending on the time and the club volunteers you have available, this can be a one-off intensive course or a series of shorter classes.


2. Aikido Taster Lessons

Ask your sensei and club members to volunteer their time to provide aikido taster lessons to children and beginners. You can charge a small fee for the lesson and you may just get a few more membership sign ups too.


3. Host a Japanese Themed Evening

Celebrate the culture, cuisine and traditions of the country where aikido was born. Create cherry blossom themed décor, serve sushi, teriyaki and sake and get everyone practicing their skills with chopsticks.


4. Sponsored Aikido-a-thon

Challenge your club members to some non-stop aikido. Can you keep practicing your chosen martial art for 12 or 24 hours? Ask for sponsorship from friends, family, club supporters and locals to raise funds for your aikido club.


5. Crowd Funding Page

If your club is raising money for a specific goal, such as travelling to an international aikido competition or looking to provide club scholarships to local children, consider creating a campaign on a crowd funding page such as Go Fund Me. Crowd funding pages work really well for target-driven fundraising initiatives and you can offer big donors something in return, like free classes for individuals or logo advertising on your team kit for businesses.


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