EKF Floor Mat Replacement

EKF Floor Mat Replacement

From EKF Martial Arts

EKF Martial Arts school has been a home base for our community's kids and adults. Surviving the pandemic was tough! We are coming out of it, but we need help with equipment updates! Please Help us Replace our Floor Ma...

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Update #2

about 1 month ago

Team! With donations both here and dropped off at EKF we have currently raised $8,345! We are getting updated price quotes for the flooring from a few different vendors! The Goal has been updated to accommodate shipping costs of the flooring.

The work is not done! We still have 44 days on the fundraiser and any additional funds raised will go to further improvements at EKF. I will post updates on those soon!

Please continue to spread the word.

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About EKF

We are a family-owned and family-oriented martial arts studio located in the Edgewater / Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago.

EKF was founded in 2002 by Anthony Marquez, famous for his role as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and the Mortal Kombat Trilogy!

Why We Need Your Help

Most gyms took a big hit during the pandemic, and we were no exception.

We closed for months, and even after reopening, our enrollment numbers are only 65% of pre-pandemic levels. Thankfully, our doors are open and the lights are on due to the hard work and sacrifices made by our staff and instructors.

Things are looking good, but they could be looking a whole lot better: our training floor has reached the end of its life.

Our specialized floor is almost a decade old and riddled with tears. Yet students of all disciplines rely on it daily. And their ability to master their art and win competitions hinges on a floor that looks and feels like a first-class professional surface.

Replacing the floor will also inspire the community to get back into the gym and give EKF a second shot!

The Ask

This will cost roughly $8,000. Unfortunately, given the circumstances created by the last two years, that's not a sum we can sustain alone.

But with your help, EKF can get a new floor and a new lease on life.

Help us out if you can, and check out our reward tiers -- there's something in there for everyone!

Appreciation Plaque!

All donors of $15 or more will have their names added to an appreciation plaque which we will hang at EKF after we install the floor! 

* Please note most rewards have LOCALS or NATIONWIDE options. For physical items, LOCALS is intended to be picked up at EKF in Chicago. FOR NATIONWIDE we have factored in the cost of shipping and will ship to you! 

List of Rewards! 

$30 [LOCALS] Kung Lao Shirt- Chicago Pick UP

$35 [LOCALS} Jiu-Jitsu Seminar with Coach Q September 17th 

$35 [LOCALS] Limited-Edition Red and Gold EKF Shirt- Chicago PIckUP

$38 [NATIONWIDE] Kung Lao Shirt- US Shipping Included 

$40 [Locals] Autographed copy of Kung Fu Rockstar: My Story of Martial Arts, Mortal Kombat, and the Quest for Rock Stardom- Chicago PickUP

$40 [Local] Autographed Kung Lao and the Scorpions CD- Chicago PickUP

$42 [NATIONWIDE] Limited Edition Red and Gold EKF Shirt- US Shipping Included

$48 [NATIONWIDE] Autographed Kung Lao and the Scorpions CD- US Shipping Included  

$49 [NATIONWIDE] Autographed copy of Kung Fu Rockstar: My Story of Martial Arts, Mortal Kombat, and the Quest for Rock Stardom- US Shipping Included

$74 Personalized Cameo Video From Anthony Marquez as Kung Lao- Digital Delivery Starting in October 

$80 [LOCALS] Custom EKF Embroidered Track Jacket- Chicago PickUp

$90  [NATIONWIDE] Custom EKF Embroidered Track Jacket- US Shipping Included 

$120 [LOCALS] 3-Pack of Personal Training (3 30-minute sessions)

$200 2-hour stand-up comedy workshop

$450 3-month unlimited class pass to EKF (value $600)

$600 6-month unlimited class pass to EKF (value $800)

$1200 1 year unlimited class pass to EKF (value $2100)

Pics of Rewards!

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EKF Martial Arts posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #2

Team! With donations both here and dropped off at EKF we have currently raised $8,345! We are getting updated price quotes for the flooring from a few different vendors! The Goal has been updated to accommodate shipping costs of the flooring.

The work is not done! We still have 44 days on the fundraiser and any additional funds raised will go to further improvements at EKF. I will post updates on those soon!

Please continue to spread the word.

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EKF Martial Arts posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

We have hit 50% of our goal! A big thank you to all of you! Please continue to spread the word and we can get these mats replaced!

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