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TA’s Blog: Post by Ms. Mash
Yes, Karate CAN be stylish!
Ever wonder, “Wow, I love training at the Dapo so much, I wish there was a wider variety of merchandise I could buy”?
Well, wonder no more!
Your 2 TA’s (teaching assistants)—the amazing Alessia Carbone and I came up with the idea together by casually talking about how cool it would be to have a CMAC hoodie to add to our closets. We’re proud to be brown belts at this school and we both see a future here. As assistant instructors and staff members, it’s also important to represent the place you love to work at. We thought the same would go for students of all ages.
So, I started researching ways to set up a [virtual shop] – and discovered just how easy it was. I chose a manufacturer named Printful that is both ethical and is dedicated to lowering their carbon footprint in order to live sustainably. Our values aligned, as by creating merch, we wanted to do our best to save the planet. If you’d like to read more about their sustainability policies, you can click [here].
I created our shop with BigCartel, after which I uploaded our newly designed merch. Right now, I’m still in the beginner stage of coming up with products to put up, but I think we’ve got a pretty awesome selection so far. (Really hope you like it). Whether you’re a child, youth, adult, karate student, arnis student, tai chi student, or staff member, there’s clothing and accessories made for you. And lots more on the way! (There are sizing charts ready for your convenience). Please remember, if you are under the age of 18, please have your parent/guardian present when purchasing any product. Here are just a few examples:
Thanks so much for being a part of this project with CMAC. On the store website, there is a contact page on which you can share with me any feedback, merch ideas, concerns, or questions regarding the site and its products. I’d be so happy to hear from you and chat with you, as this is a collaborative effort. I thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this. Take care, stay safe, and maybe buy yourself a CMAC Dapo face mask!