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Mar
9
revised How effective are different pricing structures for martial arts studios?
Rewording question to make it fit site guidelines better.
Mar
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suggested approved edit on How effective are different pricing structures for martial arts studios?
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8
comment How effective are different pricing structures for martial arts studios?
Contracts can be both good and bad for the student. It can encourage them to keep coming to class for sure, but if they really don't like it anymore, it is just another expense they pay until the contract is over even after they have stopped going. Students who take a break tend to not come back... life gets in the way. A contract is at least one incentive for the student to come back to class. Overall contracts are not evil, but for those who drop out they are perceived to be.
Mar
2
answered How effective is practicing a martial art strictly outside of a dojo for beginners?
Feb
29
awarded  Editor
Feb
29
revised Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
Inflamatory and less than accurate Information removed as not relavent to question. It was during the late 1940s that Master Shimabuku began experimenting with different basic techniques and Kata from thethree different systems. Shimabuku named his style "Isshin-ryƫ" on January 15, 1956.
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29
awarded  Teacher
Feb
28
answered Adapting karate to stage combat
Feb
28
answered What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
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28
awarded  Supporter
Feb
28
suggested approved edit on Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
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28
answered Isshinryu karate - seisan kata - opening move bunkai
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28
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