Many of you have asked how you can help out the IAW-US Headquarters.
First, realize that anything you contribute has multiple outcomes. Attract more training partners to increase your range of experience. Accelerate your progress by attending more Special Events and Private Lessons. See more of our system and facilitate your advancement. Your assistance has a direct impact on our development, which in turn benefits you.
Below are some easy, practical ways to contribute:
- Do lifestyle flyering. Grab a stack of our flyers or business cards. Throw them in your backpack, purse or car. Then leave some at cafes, shops, schools, workplaces, supermarkets, libraries and bulletin boards. Post them creatively on your daily route.
- Refer your friends. Or co-workers, family member and curious acquaintances. Remember, anyone who joins because of your personal recommendation entitles you to a $20 credit redeemable for Special Classes, Private Lessons, or equipment.
- Review us online. Many people rely on testimonials and ratings to make a decision to act. Spend a couple minutes to offer your honest opinion on our profiles at any of the following websites: Yelp, YellowPages, Yahoo, and Google.
- Take Private Lessons. Support the Academy by seeking to learn more in a closer personal format. You will get better, quicker with such direct interaction and involvement. All while helping your school. Available to all current IAW members by request via contacting Sihing Paul.
- Attend Special Events. The more you see, the broader your perspective. The more you train, the better your skills. Simple, so simply take advantage of these bonus opportunities to deepen your study of this art as an artist of Self-Defense. Check our Events page for the latest details.
- Do work-study. Discounts are available to those who need tuition assistance or just want an extra incentive to help. Three positions (administrative, marketing, and logistics) are currently available. Roles include member outreach, event registration, Academy maintenance, local advertising, and inventory tracking.
- Be friendly. A family is nothing without you, its members, who individually express our group’s goals and values. And one of those is openly sharing WingChun with whoever wants to learn. Always be willing to help each other improve. This especially includes new students who are often unsure, so make them feel welcome and comfortable in our home.
In short, the above suggestions are a triple win. One, they encourage your personal progress as a practitioner. Two, they improve our school culture and status as a whole. Three, they bring the benefits of WingChun to a broader audience.
All in all, a winning combination.