Help kickstart The Ninjaplex
Hello! As a performer, I’m known as TimTv, and you may have seen me Hula Hooping in Falls Park, Stilt Walking downtown, making giant Bubbles, or breathing FIRE with my troupe The Secret Cirkus. OR you might know me as the infamous Mr. March, “martial arts instructor extraordinaire", of the Ukiyo Dojo.
For several years, I have been on a hero's journey as a monk on a mountain and I'm now finally ready to return to the world and share all I’ve learned.
With the help of my friends, I am creating a new training center called The NINJAPLEX and I need your help. We have just a few weeks to raise the funds necessary for rent and renovations. Our previous facility is about to close and we need to GO!
The Ninjaplex will be the first of its kind and a valuable addition to the creative culture of Greenville.
• Martial Arts – Mr. March has trained many thousands of students in various styles of martial arts for over 30 years. As a 5th-dan Black Belt and Master Instructor, he currently teaches the Ukiyo Dojo, an academy for private Budo training.
• Cirkus Arts – TimTv & The Secret Cirkus is a troupe of unconventional performers whose main focus is "Cirkus": the unique combination of circus arts, sideshow acts, fire skills, vaudeville & burlesque. Not only will the Ninjaplex be their new headquarters, but it will also be Greenville's first Cirkus Training Center!
• Multipurpose Event Space – The 3rd function of the facility will be to serve the art community as a flexible multipurpose event space for classes, workshops, performances, meetups, photoshoots, and more. We are a connective collective, and through our efforts we will inspire a creative passion the likes of which Greenville, South Carolina has never before seen.
Our ongoing classes and events will cover our overhead once we’re open; your donation will make it possible to begin! Our $6000 goal is to cover:
Lease Cost (first & last month’s rent + security deposit) $3000
- refinish floor
- clean & paint
- install mirrors
- build stage & locker rooms
- install heater
30% buffer to cover unexpected expenses $2000
My mission is to help make Greenville a more fun, interesting, exciting community, for my own well-being, for my daughter, and for all of us. To facilitate that I intend to create an environment which encourages personal growth and inspires self exploration through the mastery of eclectic skills.
Only with your help can we make it happen. Participate! Donate! Let’s DO this!
“Tim’s an icon for the empowered, fearless, creative culture that has emerged in Greenville.”
- John Warner, Founder and CEO of Innoventure
Greetings Everyone! It's SO EXCITING! We're 1/2 the way to our goal!! The Ninjaplex website is almost ready to go live, we've got several shows and events lined up for the new space, and we meet with the landlord this week to discuss the options for the lease! Thank YOU for supporting this movement and putting your dollars in to nurture the alternative creative culture of Greenville. The community we've rallied so far has been utterly amazing & it seems like we're really addressing a need here that has never been filled before for a lot of people. Yay!!
Please keep the momentum going! Please send this link to ONE person who you think might really benefit from this space, along with a personal note as to why. We are still a long way from having the funds we need, and our time is running out fast!
Big fat velvety love,
-aka- Mr. March
-aka- "Prince Chocolate"
-aka- "Hey! Get out of that dumpster!"
Good luck Mr. March!!! Wish you were back in MI, but glad to see you're back in action with a new purpose. Let me know next time you're back in town so we can catch up. Otherwise I'll have to find you in the south. "So shines a light in a weary world" - what you gave to me :)