Can I start a local club?

Discussion in 'Saber Club Discussions' started by Shad0w, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Shad0w

    Shad0w Member

    I am curious what I need to start one, in the event I find out there is not one around me. I live in a small area and I have yet to see anything like this. I have done some googling and asked around and most people don't even know what I am talking about lol
     
  2. Why not? I've started a HEMA-club together with two other people in 2007 and it's still alive, has a constant flow of people (some who stayed from the start, others dropping out, new folk coming in ...) and has a good reputation within the scene. Every club startet out small - it just takes effort to get it going.
     
  3. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    I was going to do this myself if I can find people. I feel like something like this, it is hard to find people locally.
    I will be looking into starting one if I can't travel. My brother owns a gym so maybe I can use one of the rooms there to host it.
     
  4. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    YES! What I did was started talking on local online gaming, star wars, and pop culture forums. I found some people in my area (just a few) and we did flyers.
     
  5. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    I was considering it myself really. I mean the closest one is a 2 hour drive which sucks. Even if I can start a small one, who knows, it may take off!
     
  6. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    No doubt. I think enough people enjoy it enough. I would keep it open to all ages, it is more likely to take off. I think you need some paper work for kids tho, most states do.
     
  7. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    Me and some friends used to go to a comic store when we were maybe 13-15 and had to have our parents sign papers just to play Magic the Gathering! LOL
     
  8. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    We had one down the street from where I grew up that did all kinds of these things and the man who owned the shop got closed down because he had kids in there on a weekly basis doing tournaments for different games but they were playing for money. He got into a lot of trouble for it from what I remember so having underage kids signing something is the safe thing to do specially because with this you can get hurt.
     
  9. JediBeth

    JediBeth Member

    Have you begun to work on this by chance? I am actually a bit curious myself now seeing as most of these "training" places are more of dance classes lol
     
  10. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    I have been reading up on things but I will assume that was meant for the OP... lol
    I just wanted to share that if you can find a gym or club, or some kind of building that is cleared to have a decent number of people in it at once, you can look into renting a time slot each day.
     
  11. PaintItBlck

    PaintItBlck New Member

    This is great to see it can be done. I think it would be awesome to help run one. My buddy owns a comic shop and I am so jealous of him haha They hold weekly tournaments there for all kinds of games as well. I know there is a building next to his that is vacant. I might inquire a proposition to him on starting one up together. Not sure how much it is to rent cause it is a large studio. I think it used to be for ballet or something.
     

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