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    Why I can't find students...


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    I'm sorry to say it, Mr. Tripp, but you should start teaching mystical chi martial arts, for combatting demons and evil with no emphasis on training or physical conditioning, and utterly ineffective techniques. Reverse psychology them until it's a large group, and then BAM, spring Judo on their lazy asses.
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    Dude I kill people for a fucking living.

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    Is Ron retired from teaching?

    I cannot believe that someone of your experience and accomplishments can not attract students. You are either in the wrong place, or you need to promote yourself in a different way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by War Wheel View Post
    Is Ron retired from teaching?

    I cannot believe that someone of your experience and accomplishments can not attract students. You are either in the wrong place, or you need to promote yourself in a different way.
    If this post is sincere and not mocking the Craigslist ads, I have to agree with War Wheel. I would guess you just need to get your name out and get a little flashy marketing to draw people in. Just get them in the door, so to speak, and it should be easy to show them why they should become regular students.

    Do you have any kind of online presence? Getting yourself to show up near the top of Google's search results for Judo in your area would help. I know several dojo's here also get listed in the local parks and recreation guide.

    I do know that if I lived anywhere near you I would happily pay for regular beatings. I think more than a few posters here would probably do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    If this post is sincere and not mocking the Craigslist ads, I have to agree with War Wheel. I would guess you just need to get your name out and get a little flashy marketing to draw people in. Just get them in the door, so to speak, and it should be easy to show them why they should become regular students.

    Do you have any kind of online presence? Getting yourself to show up near the top of Google's search results for Judo in your area would help. I know several dojo's here also get listed in the local parks and recreation guide.

    I do know that if I lived anywhere near you I would happily pay for regular beatings. I think more than a few posters here would probably do the same.
    i would gladly pay ~$60 for frequent beatings, would pay more but my college kid wallet stretches less than a pornstars asshole.

    if you could teach russian style judo or sambo i would cough up maybe $80

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    I was kinda mocking the ads...

    However I am trying to set up an every other Saturday clinic at:

    Self defense academies of michigan
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    Clinton twp. mi, 48038

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    Come to NJ. It's the most densely populated state in the union (using both meanings of the word "dense") and everybody seems to want to fight.

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    Mark -- Geography may be a large part of your problem. You're in one of the most screwed up parts of the most disfunctional state in the US.

    You're a showbiz guy. You could say everything the combat hapkido guy does, and more, and be 100% honest. (Side note: my mom's friend is something like a 3rd degree BB in "combat hapkido." It sucks).

    But, frankly, kids seem to be the most effective way to make money from the martial arts. Lots and lots of kids. And birthday parties, and blackbelt clubs, and all the McDojo ****. Or flavor of the month stuff that people charge an arm and a leg for, like BJJ/MMA. Judo sells itself too cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    Do you have any kind of online presence? Getting yourself to show up near the top of Google's search results for Judo in your area would help. I know several dojo's here also get listed in the local parks and recreation guide.
    Mr. Tripp

    Pick a domain name, I will build, host and maintain your website free of charge.

    Also, if you would like me to look into marketing possibilities in your area let me know.
    I do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.

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    1. Come to Arizona
    2. Teach bad ass Judo and Sambo
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    4. Profit

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