The Proving Grounds is creating a martial arts community
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patrons

$9
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The Proving Grounds is a martial arts community aiming to be something more. Founded in 2015, The Proving Grounds has been teaching classes and running events in local parks in all seasons and all weather. While the rain and snow may build character, we wish to open up a facility to allow us to run all of our activities all year round (sadly hail and archery don't mix well).

This martial arts community centre aims to offer a wide variety of activities, ranging from the more traditional self defence classes and indoor archery, all the way to obscure activities like sword fighting video game tournaments!

If you want to see a complete list of everything we're aiming to achieve, please visit our goal page!

*Update*
We have found a location that would be ideal for us to rent, and now just need to reach our goal. The location is a roughly 7000 sq ft warehouse near Country Club, and will require us to raise a minimum of $5000 monthly to get. It's doable, but not without all of you!
Tiers
Knife
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Small but extremely effective. Every bit helps us get one step closer to our goal!
Dagger
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
When you just need that extra bit of reach.

-1 Free drop in to any class or regularly scheduled activity we run per month! 
Short Sword
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
It's just not right if it's not a sword!


-1 Free drop in to any class or regularly scheduled activity we run per month!

Buckler
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
It doesn't need to be bigger when you know how to use it!

- 1 Free drop in for the bank. Anyone that comes to class needed a drop in can use this! Great for people not wanting to drop in, or who already have memberships. Think of it like a pay it forward for coffee, but for swordfighting instead!
Arming Sword
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
When all else fails, go for the tried and true.

-2 free drop ins to any class or regularly schedule activity we run per month!
Great Sword
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Go big to take the prize, right?

-2 free drop ins to any class or regularly schedule activity we run per month!
Kite Shield
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Paired with a sword, it takes over the world!

- 2 Free drop ins for the bank. Anyone that comes to class needed a drop in can use this!  Great for people not wanting to drop in, or who already have memberships.  Think of it like a pay it forward for coffee, but for swordfighting instead! 
Tower Shield
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
With this, you can stop the world!

- 3 Free drop ins for the bank. Anyone that comes to class needed a drop in can use this!  Great for people not wanting to drop in, or who already have memberships.  Think of it like a pay it forward for coffee, but for swordfighting instead! 
Goals
$9 of $2,500 per month
Interim Facility

We plan on opening a smaller facility in town to help us establish ourselves while we raise funds for the larger, more ambitious facility. This facility will offer a wide variety of activities, and depending on the location we find may even be able to offer everything we're aiming for, if only to a scaled down degree.
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The Proving Grounds is a martial arts community aiming to be something more. Founded in 2015, The Proving Grounds has been teaching classes and running events in local parks in all seasons and all weather. While the rain and snow may build character, we wish to open up a facility to allow us to run all of our activities all year round (sadly hail and archery don't mix well).

This martial arts community centre aims to offer a wide variety of activities, ranging from the more traditional self defence classes and indoor archery, all the way to obscure activities like sword fighting video game tournaments!

If you want to see a complete list of everything we're aiming to achieve, please visit our goal page!

*Update*
We have found a location that would be ideal for us to rent, and now just need to reach our goal. The location is a roughly 7000 sq ft warehouse near Country Club, and will require us to raise a minimum of $5000 monthly to get. It's doable, but not without all of you!

Recent posts by The Proving Grounds

Tiers
Knife
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Small but extremely effective. Every bit helps us get one step closer to our goal!
Dagger
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
When you just need that extra bit of reach.

-1 Free drop in to any class or regularly scheduled activity we run per month! 
Short Sword
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
It's just not right if it's not a sword!


-1 Free drop in to any class or regularly scheduled activity we run per month!

Buckler
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
It doesn't need to be bigger when you know how to use it!

- 1 Free drop in for the bank. Anyone that comes to class needed a drop in can use this! Great for people not wanting to drop in, or who already have memberships. Think of it like a pay it forward for coffee, but for swordfighting instead!
Arming Sword
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
When all else fails, go for the tried and true.

-2 free drop ins to any class or regularly schedule activity we run per month!
Great Sword
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Go big to take the prize, right?

-2 free drop ins to any class or regularly schedule activity we run per month!
Kite Shield
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Paired with a sword, it takes over the world!

- 2 Free drop ins for the bank. Anyone that comes to class needed a drop in can use this!  Great for people not wanting to drop in, or who already have memberships.  Think of it like a pay it forward for coffee, but for swordfighting instead! 
Tower Shield
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
With this, you can stop the world!

- 3 Free drop ins for the bank. Anyone that comes to class needed a drop in can use this!  Great for people not wanting to drop in, or who already have memberships.  Think of it like a pay it forward for coffee, but for swordfighting instead!