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What is MartialConnection.com?
Martial Connection is a private social network platform dedicated to Japanese martial arts and its practitioners from around the world.
You can learn more "
Accounts and Accessing the Site
How do I create an account?
Click on the "
" link at the top of MartialConnection.com to get started.
You will be asked to choose a plan - "
Free or Ambassador
" - and then you can confirm the selected plan and proceed to the registration form.
The following information is required to register:
Are you a martial arts practitioner?
In both cases - "yes" or "no" - you will be asked the primary martial art you practice or appreciate.
After submitting your application, you will receive a verification email that will include a link to verify your account and you will be able to join the website after that.
Can I create an account using one of my social network accounts?
Yes, you can create an account using, facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.
Signing in with your social networking account is secure and fast. Your chosen social company will authenticate you, so you don't need to fill out a registration form or memorize another password.
After logging into the website, you still need to complete your profile filling out the following field:
Are you a martial arts practitioner?
I forgot my password. What should I do?
It happens! Please visit our "
password reset page
" and enter your username or email address. We will send a message to the email address that we have on file for you with instructions for resetting your password.
What's the difference between the Free and Ambassador plans?
The Free plan is the default and free to all. Upgrade to Ambassador plan for additional privileges and visibility. "
" to learn more about the Free vs. Ambassador plans.
How do I upgrade my membership plan?
Sign in to your Martial Connection account
Click the "
" button located on the top menu
To confirm your choice, click the "Check Out" button
Enter your credit card information
Click "Complete Payment" Button
How do I downgrade my membership plan?
How do I add a new listing to Dojo Finder?
How do I claim my listing?
Can I list multiple Dojos?
What is "Discussions"?
" is our message board/forum where members share thoughts, ideas, or help by posting messages.
Reading and participating in discussions can be a good way to obtain a basic knowledge of a topic, and it also provides a historical perspective on trends and opinions.
What is the proper discussion etiquette?
Below is our Code of Conduct: a Guide, and Etiquette on general behavior for participation in our discussion board. Please respect these rules and each other.
English is the primary language of this discussion board.
- SEARCH FIRST
Search for other posts to see if your topic is already covered. Duplicate posts will be removed.
- WHAT'S IN YOUR MIND?
Use a meaningful title for your thread.
- STAY ON TOPIC
Posts should be related to Japanese Martial Arts. Before you post anything, ask yourself: "Will this be useful for others?" Off-topic discussions are eligible for removal.
If you post a random photo or video without providing any relevant context to spark a constructive discussion, it will be removed.
- BE CIVIL
No personal attacks. Do not feel compelled to defend your honor in public. Posts containing personal attacks will be removed.
Be patient with new participants. They ask the wrong questions, including ones that seem obvious (or whose answers seem easy to find). Veteran members are encouraged to send them a link to earlier posts so they can get the information they need.
Avoid posting topics with the purpose of dividing people into separate groups (i.e. "kata vs. Kumite", "sport vs. tradition," "style vs. style" etc.). All martial arts practitioners are on the same path of self-development and personal fulfillment.
- NO TROLLING
A troll is someone who intentionally and persistently posts inflammatory messages about sensitive topics to bait users into responding or provoke a confrontation. This will not be tolerated.
- SPAMMERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
We take spam seriously and will ban users who post SPAM (unsolicited advertisement for goods, services, and other websites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content.) Do not use the discussions board to promote your product, service or business.
- RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE'S PRIVACY
Please don't post phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers or any additional private information. We would discourage posting this kind of information about yourself as well.
If you make an occasional mistake, offer a brief apology and move on. Don't turn it into something more significant than it needs to be.
Participate at your own risk when online. Take responsibility for your comments under your name. MartialConnection.com takes no responsibility for the content or opinions of others posted here.
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