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Old 05-09-2006, 11:12 AM   #4
Amelia Smith
 
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Dojo: Martha's Vineyard Aikido Club
Join Date: Apr 2003
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Re: We need dojo help

Well, sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns. If you've been training for over 10 years, I'd say you're at the point where you can take some responsibility in the dojo. I think that you and the 2 teacher-students and any other dedicated &/or long-term students of the dojo should call a 10-15 minute meeting after class one night and talk about how to keep the ship afloat. Club, dojo, it hardly matters what you call it -- you need to keep it open so you have a place to practice!

I would make up some flyers to post around, and see if you can get a short piece about your dojo in a local paper. Also, you might talk to local high school gym teachers about refering students to you who are interested in martial arts. Then appoint a bookkeeper.
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