Very exciting announcements today.
First of all, the last T-Shirt Giveaway seemed to go over well. Happily another quality company has offered to sponsor a giveaway – Fibers.com. Fibers is a T-Shirt specific site that allows for easy and fun shirt design. So today I get to present not one but TWO giveaways, the second being attached to my newest project.
Go on…Win Some Shiiiiirts.
CONTEST #1: Link It Up
The rules of the first contest are very easy – link to ikigaiway from another part of the web. You can link to http://www.ikigaiway.com or any particular post you happened to like. The catch is, social media like Facebook and Twitter doesn't count. Your link has to appear on a blog, personal website, school site, etc (multiple entries for different links is allowed).
Here is a sample code snippet to help you along if you need it:
<a href="http://www.ikigaiway.com">IkigaiWay – Martial Arts Blog</a>
Once your link is live, click the following button to officially enter the contest:
Two email addresses will be drawn at random to choose a prize from the following shirt styles:
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CONTEST #2: Discover Natural Karate
It's been quite some time since I've undertaken a book project, but I think you'll find this one very intriguing and useful to your studies. In fact, I'm opening up the project while it's still under development so people can provide input and gain insight into the book writing process. Check it out!
To be entered for this contest, simply go to naturalkaratebook.com and subscribe to the email list on that website (located right below the video in the sidebar), or use the orange RSS button at the very top of the page.
One email address from that subscription list will be selected at random to win this brand new design:
That's it! Simple and straightforward. Thanks again to Fibers Custom T-Shirts and to you for your participation! This contest will run for approximately two weeks.
Hello everyone! Every now and then I like to celebrate a milestone of the website. Happily one such milestone is approaching. The Facebook Fan Page is approaching 10,000 group members!
This is great – I didn’t suspect it would grow so large and I’m very thankful it has.
In order to help get us over the hump, I want to do a giveaway. This giveaway is rather special because it is going to feature IkigaiWay T-Shirts. These are the first of their kind as IkigaiWay has never had any personal swag outside of stickers.
A custom printing company called OoShirts has been kind enough to offer three shirts for the giveaway. OoShirts is a private startup out of Berkeley California and I am happy to support them.
Here is a peek at the shirts you’ll have a chance to win. I will gather the correct sizes after the winners have been declared and contacted.
The front of the shirt features the unique Ikigaiway tree with mitsu domoe. The site name is featured below the emblem. The back of the shirt displays kanji for the famous saying “Fall down seven, stand up eight”. A quote that I feel truly embodies what the martial arts can provide in our lives.
How to Enter
Entering for this contest has two easy steps.
1. spread the word about Ikigaiway.com.
You can do this one of two ways. If you have a blog, you can make a mention of the site and link to it. The context of the mention is totally up to you.
The second is by utilizing the Facebook “share” button. Goto the Ikigaiway facebook page, and locate the share button as shown below:
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2. Tell me you did it.
Drop a quick comment on this blog post to let me know you shared. Be sure to include your email address when filling our your commenting name so I can reach back out to you.
How will I know if you actually shared or not? Because you gave me your word that you did, and you are a martial artist. It’s what we do and who we are. You’re word is good enough for me.
End of Contest
The contest will end after we crest the 10,000 fan mark. At that time, all the participating names will be put into an electronic hat and three will be drawn randomly. Those winners will be contacted in order to get their proper size and shipping address.
Good luck, and thanks for all your support!
This is just a quick post informing everyone that “Reader Week” will be starting monday (November 14th).
I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who submitted an article. I will be making my selections over the weekend for which articles will appear. The goal will be to get a diverse selection of both experience level and topic.
See you monday!