11/13/2008 1:41am, #21
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- Dec 2007
- Sao Paulo (BJJ Motherland!)
11/14/2008 12:19pm, #22Originally Posted by Omega
Omega, how long has your school be open, and how many students do you have that have stuck with you for over 4 years.
Notice I didn't say how many black belts do you have. Giving out a black belt in 24 months skews things. If we were talking about BJJ we would be probably talking about purple belts.
11/14/2008 12:44pm, #23
I have been open since 1995, and have been teaching since 1989. I have about 100 or so students. I have about 30 students who've stayed with me for over 4 years. I have two that's been with me since 1993.
For the record I've promoted:
6 blackbelts in TKD
6 Blackbelts in SAMBO
4 blackbelts in original system of Kung-fu
4 blackbelts in New system of Kung-fu.
No candidates this year. Coffee Fan who post on this site was awarded his Brown belt in SAMBO last year and will probably up for black sometime next year, that will be 8 years with me. I might have 3 candidates for kung-fu next year and I don't teach TKD anymore.
11/14/2008 12:46pm, #24
BTW on a side note I stripped one of my blackbelts of her rank so I really don't have that many blackbelts underneath me.
11/14/2008 2:00pm, #25
11/14/2008 2:02pm, #26
This is an interesting discussion, but it is dangerously off-topic. I'm going to start a new, "Dojo Graduation Rate" thread in the "Dojo Management and Martial Arts School Business" Forum.
Please feel free to use you magic-mod powers to transfer any threads you feel should be over there.
11/26/2008 1:29pm, #27
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- Oct 2008
One thing to note about start up costs: students can, and often will, help defray these. I have helped build dojos three times through the years, and with everyone chipping in, we actually had a lot of fun. Sure, the costs of drywall, paint, mirrors and mats are still there. However, with just one tradesman in the school, everything else can be done by the students.
Just a thought for those who are considering opening up a school from a class at a rec center.
11/26/2008 2:11pm, #28
yeah, unfortunately I'm the tradesman here; but it would give me more opportunity to shout at everyone!
Hochizen, its nice to hear that though, I know a few situations where the students got screwed but that goes to them not paying attention to the type of person they're giving their $ to ...