"Do" Regional Events
[x] Be Nice and Appreciative to everyone that came to Your Event! Say Thank You!!!!
[x] Have a Customer Service Rep
[x] Nice Venue with AC
[x] Nice Awards
[x] Ring Assignments
[x] Sufficient judges to run 8+ rings
[x] Sufficient score keepers to run 8+ rings
[x] Matted rings
[x] Score Cards, proper paperwork etc.
[x] 1 Arbitrator per 8 Rings
[x] Hire or set up booths with decent food and drinks
[x] Start on Time!
[x] Have Gear for Sale
[x] Security and Paramedic, insurance policy
[x] Assigned Uniformed Judges
[x] Rules Overview with Judges before Event
[x] Live Stream Event from Event Page/Hire a Media Company or Both
[x] Highlight Stars in your region by showcasing them on your Flyer
[x] Offer Star in your Region a Seminar for your Event
[x] Offer Coaches Passes
*****Regional Prize Money *****
$250-$300 Overall Grands
"Do" National Events
[x] Everything on Regional "do" List
[x] 17+ Rings with Sufficient Judges and Score Keepers
[x} Night Show 3 hours or Less
[x] VIP After Party/Dinner
[x] Kids/Juniors After Party
[x] Nice Night Time Show Set up
[x]Highlight the Stars as much as you can!
Example: Autograph Session, Banners of Past Winners around the Venue, Seminars with Champions/Stars of the Sport, etc
[x] Event Program
[x] Host Event in good Location with "Things to Do"
[x] Have a Concussion Protocol Set in Place for Fighter's
*****National Prize Money*****
[x] $1000 minimum for Overall Grands
[x] Team Fighting $1000
[x] Treat the Seniors Right!
* Don't Have your daytime events go past 4pm or Night show run past midnight(Night show should be 3 hours)
* Don't make it hard for Spectators to see the Action
* Don't make up rules on the Spot
*Don't have the rings crowded with people
*Don't have judges that don't know the rules
*Don't treat your customers like trash!
*Don't try to do everything yourself, have a team to help
*Don't give away cheap awards
*Don't use "Caution Tape" Anywhere at your event
*Don't allow Anyone to judge in Street Clothes/ Hat
[x] Support all regional events with a team of 10+
****Very Important, its all about Relationships
and Support to fellow Regional Promoters
[x] Social Media! Facebook Event Page, Instagram, etc
[x] Nice and Easy to Navigate Website with all divisions listed/online registration
[x] Nice flyer that can be passed out at events and mailed to competitors from previous years
[x] Go to Karate Schools and Personally Invite the Instructor to your Event, Face to Face.
[x]Podium with Event Backdrop
[x] Stage at Regionals
[x] Small Hotel Ballroom for Regionals
[x] Social Media! Snapchat, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, twitter, etc and Hire Media Company
[x]Submit your Event champions to
Newspaper/ local TV channels
[x] Have a Pre Flyer for your Next Event!
Promote all year long! Its Never too Early
[x] Judge and Help out as much as possible, get along with everyone!
[x] Fun Booths like massage therapist, face painting, makeovers for woman and parents, etc. Make it a mini expo type feeling.
[x]Characters like ninja turtles, ninjas, etc walking around taking pictures.
[x] Find Sponsors for Event
[x] Give Proceeds to a Charity
[x] Event Theme
*****Make it an "Experience" and "Care"*****
POWER UP YOUR EVENT
"Do's" and "Don'ts" Promoter Checklist