Sorry for the delay in reply. The NAPMA does not tell you to falsify what you offer. The program is pretty much a marketing gimmick. (For the following examples the names are made up. I want to go on the record stating that I am not representative of NAPMA nor do I promote or condone their business. I am simply stating my interpretation of their marketing program.)

You first offer a the Basic program. With it you get to learn system 'A', but you have to pay for your own uniform (basic white). All this for $100.00 down and $50.00 a month for 5 months

Then you have Intermediate program. With it you have learn system 'A', 'B' plus you get a free uniform (red uniform). All of this for $150.00 down and $70.00 a month for 1 year

Then you have Advance program. With it you learn system 'A', 'B', 'C' and you get free private lessons and free uniform (black uniform). All of this for $200.00 down and $80.00 a month for 2 years.

This is a basic idea of how they work the system. You offer more services for more pay. I don't feel anything is wrong with that as long as you are delivering proper information and you are not promising anything such as black belt in 2 years. Keep in mind that some will give away sparring equipment or t-shirts, etc. You see NAPMA is just marketing ideas plain and simple. The people who use them seem to be successful in what they do. It is a conglomerate of professions who have been in the trenches and this is what they found to work. Not just NAPMA but MAIA and other businesses like them.

So what is the main bitch here. Is it their marketing ideas or is it the KM that they are teaching. What exactly are you complaining about?

Jeremy M. Talbott

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