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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 18 2014
$967
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 18 2014

About

The Jester is a martial arts training tool designed to emphasize the employment of defensive techniques.

I have developed the Jester’s patent-pending design to simulate hand-to-hand combat as an interactive experience that traditional boxing equipment does not provide. Using the kinetic energy of the user’s attacks, the Jester simulates an adversary’s moves by engaging in unpredictable counterattacks like those encountered when fighting a live opponent. That jostling, flailing, almost relentlessly mocking movement is what inspired its name. There is nothing else like the Jester!

Initially, my goal was to provide a threat to the user that forces the employment of defensive techniques. During the development of the Jester, I successfully achieved this goal and incorporated several additional benefits. While the Jester’s design still places its user under constant threat of attack, additional configuration options make varying degrees of difficulty possible. The Jester allows the user to sharpen both offensive and defensive techniques while in true danger of being hit. The attributes of accuracy, range awareness, and speed can all be honed with this design. Believe me, the time put into developing, testing, and refining the Jester has provided ample evidence to that effect! 

Through the development of the Jester’s design I’ve improved upon my original goal by expanding its versatility beyond the original concept. The Jester can be attached to hanging bags as well as some bag stands, which raises the difficulty of the training experience to one that more closely simulates the unpredictable nature of an opponent’s attacks. As a bonus, these configurations provide additional striking surfaces of similar sizes and elevation that one would want to target on a real opponent. These configuration options serve to make training with the Jester as close to a live opponent as possible. 

Your contributions will be used to secure the materials, equipment, and artisan and professional skills required to create a quality piece of equipment. By employing various professionals with skills in the manufacturing, upholstery, and labeling industries, I hope to provide an effective and durable device to martial artists of every discipline the world over. 

Risks and challenges

Manufacturers are lined up and prepared to get sample runs out. Once your donations have been secured and the materials delivered, I can begin assembly and delivery in what I believe to be a realistic and achievable production schedule.

While we have attempted to plan for every eventuality, unforeseeable delays are always a risk. Weather, labor disputes, and a variety of other variables could turn against a project at any time. Whatever challenges the future holds, transparency is key to remaining true to you, and honesty about the status of the Jester will be passed to you without delay. To keep you in the know, I will reach out to all my reward level backers with an email. Also, a website is currently under construction and once it is running, it will include a status page.

Additionally, quality and durability are both extremely important to me and if there is an issue with the first run, I will not ship a sub-par product. Initial runs will be subject to Quality Assurance reviews that have been established to avoid the delivery of any substandard equipment.

Currently, the biggest challenge I face is spreading the word about The Jester. So I ask that if you could and would pass the link to my project to anyone you know that may be interested, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
Daniel Gomez Inventor/Designer of “The Jester”

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    My sincere gratitude for your contribution. Every pledge counts and I thank you for helping me
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    A 4" diameter sticker of the Jester logo. (Apologies for the shipping fee to all my friends overseas, but not including it would make this endeavor impossible.)

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    As soon as they’re available, you get a Jester, and also a 4" diameter sticker of the Jester logo.
    Please allow 4-6 months from the time this Kickstarter has successfully ended for delivery.
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    TWO Jesters once supplies are available, and also a 4" diameter sticker of the Jester logo. Please allow 4-6 months from the time this Kickstarter has successfully ended for delivery. (Apologies for the shipping fee to all my friends overseas, but not including it would make this endeavor
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