What is whistlekick's Alliance Program?
Join the whistlekick Alliance (wK Alliance) to grab a growing set of tools sure to improve all aspects of your martial arts school. From marketing, to management, and more, you get all of this for just $79 with a lifelong fixed membership fee.
wK Alliance features:
read on for longer descriptions of these benefits, and an FAQ section
Why Should I Join the wK Alliance Program?
Join us to enhance the martial arts experience for you and your students! From exclusive webinars, to a private support forum, and targeted ads. Even quarterly online student challenges. All of this will improve your revenues, profits, and culture.
What Does the wK Alliance Program Include?
Like everything we do at whistlekick, we never ask for anything without providing overwhelming value in return. wK Alliance members receive access to all of these benefits:
Geotargeted Advertising - Struggling to attract new students while managing your current ones? Our geotargeted ads highlight martial arts benefits and direct people to accredited schools, including yours. This credible third-party approach is 5-25x more effective than self-run ads, using 20% of wK Alliance dues for the ads.
Owner's Peer-Support Forum- Some questions are too sensitive for open discussion but also need to be given specific context in order to be helpful. wK Alliance members have access to a private group forum, protected by a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), where you can speak with other martial artists, ask questions, and gain feedback with confidentiality.
Online Challenges- Member schools can participate in quarterly challenges that allow their students to compete among each other and with other schools. Whistlekick provides each school with media/press release templates to use in conjunction with the challenges, getting you the maximum possible value, in both culture and marketing.
Expert-Led Webinars - Enhance your martial arts school with our topic-focused webinars! Tackle challenges like fluctuating enrollment, teaching special needs students, lease agreements, financial management, and more. Members get monthly access to these webinars live or recorded, with the ability to revisit all past sessions.
As the program grows we'll be adding even more value through other benefits. And you'll still only pay $79 a month.
How Does the wK Alliance Program Work?
Becoming a wK Alliance member school is simple:
- Agree that your school will uphold the mission and spirit of whistlekick as exemplified by the Six Freedoms of Martial Arts:
- The freedom to train…
- The freedom to remain private…
- The freedom to determine what martial arts means…
- The freedom to become better…
- The Freedom to live your training…
- The Freedom to compete…
- Note: Membership fee will be billed monthly from date of sign up. Membership fees will be locked-in indefinitely, without increase, providing member remains in good standing. In the event membership is terminated or not paid, member will rejoin the program at the current monthly rate.
- Targeted ads generated in school's location will begin by the end of the second (2nd) month of membership.
- Poster of the Six Freedoms, seen here. You will receive a high-resolution version of the image when you register.
- Window sticker QR code identifying you as a wK Alliance school. Note: this is not required to display. Schools will also be given a digital copy of the QR code to use as they see fit.
We will review every submission and reserve the right to reject any application. In the case of rejection, we will refund your money, collect no additional fees, and be in touch with you about what you can do to re-apply.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How much will I pay?
A: If you sign up now, you'll pay $79 a month. Your price will never go up so long as you remain a member.
Q: If I sign up, my monthly fee stays the same, even as you add benefits?
A: Correct! It's all about our philosophy of delivering overwhelming value.
Q: What if I leave and come back? Will my price still be the same?
A: No, if you end your membership you will return at whatever the current price is.
Q: What if I am already a member of another federation or organization?
A: You can, and we feel should, participate. The benefits of wK Alliance are not commonly found in other organizations. If you already have a consultant or group you work with, these benefits will only improve what you're doing now.
Q: What if I don't want to participate in one of the benefits?
A: You don't have to! All benefits are optional, simply participate the ones you find valuable.
Q: How do the Geotargeted Ads work?
A: Once we have your school's address, we add you to the list of accredited member school, and then place the ads ourselves. You don't have to do anything.
Q: How effective are the Geotargeted Ads?
A:That depends on your website, and how you handle things once they click on the link to your school. We can only get them there.
Q: Can I direct them to a certain landing page on my website so I can track how many clicks I get?
A: Yes! In fact, we recommend that.
Q: Can I make suggestions for webinar topics?
A: Yes! Members have easy access to the team that decides on and book the webinars.
Q: What are some examples of the online challenges?
A: Challenges span a variety of formats and subjects, but examples include: How many pushups can your school's students perform in 24 hours? Which group of three can perform their school's first form the most number of times in a week? What group of 5 can write the best martial arts-themed story?
Q: So, these challenges aren't just online tournaments?
A: No, not at all! The challenges have two main goals: to create opportunities for fostering friendships within schools, and to do so in a way that creates interesting opportunities for marketing in your local community.
Q: What about martial arts style X? Can schools that train in that style join?
Q: How do I change my listed information? Or my billing information?
A: Just let us know!
Q: How do I cancel?
A: Just let us know. We'll be sad to see you go, but we're not going to make it difficult to leave.
Have more questions? Don't be afraid to reach out and let us know! Someone will get back to you right away.
Terms and Conditions
The above agree to adhere strictly to the code of conduct specified by Whistlekick LLC. This program is in no way a promise or guarantee of sales, program growth, or exchange of goods and services of any kind accepting that which is laid out in the aforementioned. Whistlekick LLC absolves itself of any responsibility or liability of the individuals or entities participating as members of the wK Alliance program, and as such, Whistlekick LLC reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership to any individual or entity as it sees fit that finds itself in violation of the code of conduct or that find themselves a danger to other members or Whistlekick LLC.