Dear Volunteer,

Tiger Claw is gearing up for our 9th Annual Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship! This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine and we’re celebrating by expanding the Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship & KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY into a three-day event – the Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival! 

On Friday the 19th, we are staging Kung Fu Tai Chi Grandmasters Live!, a once-in-a-lifetime show.  Kung Fu Tai Chi Grandmasters Live! will be staged at the opulent California Theatre, right across the street from South Hall.  We will need help setting up the stage, directing performers backstage and assisting the ushers with the audience, and breaking down the stage.

On Saturday the 20th, we will hold our External Divisions for the 9th Annual Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship alongside the 5th Annual Tiger Claw Elite Taekwondo Championship.  On Sunday the 21st, we will hold all of the Internal Divisions for the 9th Annual Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship and the WildAid Tiger Claw Championship, combined with our 6th Annual KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY.  The Tiger Claw Elite Championships and KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY will be held under the big top of San Jose Convention Center’s spacious South Hall, just like in the previous years. 

As always, we rely heavily on volunteers from the community like you to assist us and this year, we need even more to stage this Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival.  We are very grateful for your support in the past and ask you to continue to support our efforts in promoting martial arts in America.  We hope you can come out again this year to be a part of this historic festival. 

With these changes in mind, we ask that you RSVP with your availability for any of the following times. The available volunteer shifts are:

Friday (California Theater):
·         Day shift: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM or
·         Evening shift: 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. 
·         All Day: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM.

Saturday (South Hall):
·         Morning shift: 8:00 AM (sharp) to 1:30 PM or
·         Afternoon shift: 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM. 
·         All Day: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Sunday (South Hall):
·         Morning shift: 8:00 AM (sharp) to 12:00 Noon or
·         Afternoon shift: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 
·         All Day: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

All volunteers will receive an official T-shirt, All-Access Pass, and a Thank You Gift Bag.  If you volunteer for All Day (or two shifts), you will also receive a complimentary meal in our VIP Tent (for South Hall) and a Free One-Year Subscription to Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine.  If you volunteer for Two All Day shifts (or four shifts), you will also receive an honorary custom-made Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship Medal.  If you volunteer for all six shifts, you will receive everything above, plus the commemorative program. 

We are holding two orientation meetings as we have in previous years.  These are in conjuction with our Tiger Claw Judges Union meetings.  They are not mandatory, but they are recommended.  You need only attend one.  They will be held at Tiger Claw Headquarters at 40740 Encyclopedia Circle, Fremont, CA 94538 on the following dates:

·         Sunday, April 30 @ 10:00AM-1PM - Lunch will be provided.
·         Thursday, May 4 @ 11:00AM-2PM - Lunch will be provided.

If you cannot attend either meeting, we'd still love to have you at the tournament!

Thank you again,

Please sign up with our Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival volunteer coordinator Chris Lewin at chrisl@tigerclaw.com (510-668-1100).