Thank you for showing interest in our portal. In order for any new article to appear on martialartsexplaned.com, some conditions need to be fulfilled:
OUR PROMISE: OUR HANDSHAKE
- We will host your content with the only purpose of making our portal martialartsexplained.com rich in resources that might help the martial artist, be he/her a beginner or a professional, to widen his or her martial knowledge. If you are contacting us for just promoting your club/e-shop, please save yourself time, as our potential collaborators are supposed to have a genuine commitment to share true passion for Martial Arts as well as promoting the depth and virtue of Martial Arts Styles in their diversity. We strongly hope that the values of our mission, by designing martialartsexplained.com, are similar, although we encourage you to feel free to give up this opportunity if you think you won’t agree with the following conditions.
- We are offering, as an exchange for the valuable support you are going to provide to the community of martialartsexplained.com, your martial biography/detailed description of who you are being displayed at the end of each article you will provide (see picture below), PLUS ONE (1) link to a website of your choice. Your Facebook profile page would be fine, although an official web page would look more professional: this is totally up to you.
- This collaboration is intended as FREE: the sole return for you will be a huge visibility* of your Page and the Webpage of the School/Profile you will insert in the module. We believe this exchance may be useful for your personal webpage (if you have one) to be seen worldwide, as a valuable signature for the article/s provided.
*Visibility is not guaranteed, but highly expected, as www.martialartsexplained.com is ranking everyday higher and higher on search engines
- You must be a real person, or the legal representative of your Martial Arts School / Club, so tell us more about you when forwarding us your application: we want to make sure we are dealing with real Martial Artists, and this means starting with basic human interaction: knowing each other.
- You must have committed and proven experience in Martial Arts. At least five years in any style is required. If you are applying for representing a Martial Style (see “Master Ambassador below), ten (10) years of proven experience are required.
- You must provide one picture, possibly in uniform, head and shoulders, of the person writing the article/Ambassador of the Style. The picture will appear at the end of each article as in this picture:
- Articles must have a sufficient length: attachments with insufficient words won’t be accepted.
- Articles must be unique, well written and never been published on other websites: this because Search Engines (Bing, Google…) notice when there is a mere copy of content out there; this applies both to text and pictures, so please make sure you are providing us unique content.
- martialartsexplained.com is deployed in English, so we necessarily need your material to be in a fluent, comprehensive English. Please check twice your grammar, as few errors may be noticed by search engines, and your page might not rank high. Articles with poor written English won’t be accepted.
- At least one picture concerning your article must be provided. Three are recommended. Still, material must be unique and not copyrighted.
- Videos are welcome, and it’s up to you to send us the full link of the video you wish us to insert into the article (you must be the owner of the channel). We cannot accept video files via email, but from youtube only. Few videos will do; the best way should be in a “tutorial” way, along with a single video showcasing the style you are representing or the article you are writing about.
- Content that has already been discussed in other sections of martialartsexplained.com won’t be accepted.
- We reserve the right to refuse any of the material we receive. Once approved, you will receive an email with the link of your article. Your article will be live on Facebook as well.
CONTENT BASED ON STYLES: MASTER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
If your Article is about a Martial Style, we usually follow this guideline:
|FULL STYLE NAME||(example: Karate Shotokan)|
|MASTER NAME||With gradings (Duan wei, ecc..)|
|SCHOOL NAME||Full name of School/Academy|
|MASTER SHORT BIOGRAPHY||Everything that can be useful for visitor to see at the end of your article, as Master Ambassador|
|TEXTUAL CONTENT||There are no limits: everything that can be useful for people to understand what the Style is about, on which principles it is founded, and which are its inner purposes (can be martial, can be health related, can be both). It’s important that the content does NOT have a commercial value (it has to explain the Style, not the Master/School), as a proper link to your external profile/website will already be inserted at the end of the page.|
|PICTURES OF THE STYLE||Maximum five pictures, that we will insert within the page, showing the Style in a dynamic way (no group picture, just the Style in action)|
|SPONSOR||Absolutely NO brands in your pictures and videos (of course, logos of your Academy are welcome, but no equipment and supplement brands accepted)|
Your Martial Curriculum Vitae. You are welcome to write to us you Martial Experience when submitting your message, or you can just attach your Martial Curriculum (PDF format only).
A FINAL NOTE…
We carefully read all expressions of interest, but if you don’t receive a reply to your application within one (1) week, that means that it has not been accepted. We wish to thank you anyway: keep up the good work in your training and thanks for supporting genuine Martial Arts: you are still welcome to contribute to the completion of this website content by logging-in and bringing your valuable comment to our Community.
SENDING YOUR MATERIAL
If you are ready to come onboard, please send all your material to us by using this link:
With appreciation for your Martial career