Hey everyone, this is just a quick reminder that Selfless Sensei Nominations will be closing tomorrow (December 15th). After that there will be a voting period for the most inspiring story, followed by the declaration of a winner. If you know an instructor who has helped in their community or acted with charitable compassion please nominate them for consideration!
The winner of this contest receives $1,000 in gear from Karate Depot. I’m very proud to be associated with this particular event as it will truly serve to help an instructor who deserves the same kindness that he/she has shown others.
Qualified nominees should exhibit a spirit of going above and beyond the normal call of duty to assist those around them. Examples include teaching at-risk youths, building community in exceptional ways, and teaching special needs students (but that certainly isn’t the limit of possibilities).
We chose to do this giveaway now to celebrate the holiday spirit and deliver one deserving teacher a gift they will remember!
UPDATE: Voting has begun (nominations closed) and will end on December 22nd. The winner will be revealed the 24th!
The IkigaiWay Facebook page has certainly grown and with it the amount of excellent interaction available there. I’m extremely excited to see technology bring us together and share in ways that were utterly impossible a few short years ago.
The Facebook contest was built to celebrate that sharing. I’d like to thank karatedepot.com and themmazone.net for their generous participation.The winners below were selected at random, placed in a generator when they met the requirements for each prize. I will be reaching out to the winners in order to get their shipping information, but in case you see your name and do not hear from me, you can contact me at ikigai108 @ gmail.com. Should a winner be unable to collect a prize, I will rerun the randomization program and select an alternate winner.
Here we go…
Prize #1: Bushido Apparel Green Insignia T-Shirt
Winner: Norberto J Torres
Congratulations Norberto! It’s great to have you as part of the site.
Prize #2: Rhino Equipment Bag and Gym Mat
Winner: Paul McKenzie
Great to see your name pop up Paul. No doubt your consistent participation gave you an edge.
Prize #3: Everlast Reflex Bag
Winner: Marshall Smith
I hope this helps in your training Marshall! Stay passionate about your martial pursuits.
Special Prize: ProForce Thunder Heavy Bag
Winner: Ariel (http://martialartspassion.blogspot.com/)
Thanks for all your support Ariel over on the Martial Arts Passion website. I have no doubt you’ll put this heavy bag through it’s paces.
I hope everyone enjoyed the contest, and if you didn’t win this time don’t worry, there will be more to come. I hope you hang around and continue making IkigaiWay a positive martial arts destination.
That’s it! The contest has ended. The winner, after multiple grueling rounds, is Enter the Dragon.
To peruse the full breakdown of how the tournament played out, check out the bracket here.
This result should not be particularly shocking to anyone as Enter the Dragon is one of the most famous martial arts movies of all time. Now some of you Indie crowd out there might have been hoping for a less high profile winner, but let’s face it – Enter the Dragon deserves what it got.
It was good to see Seven Samurai making it as far as it did. That movie is by no means a quick, mile-a-minute watch, so I think it says a lot about the voter’s commitment to quality.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and be sure to let me know if you enjoyed this whole tournament experience.
And now, taking it’s victory lap, Enter the Dragon: