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Old 09-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #12
WilliB
Dojo: Minato Aikikai
Location: Tokyo
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Dojo survival in tough economic times

Here in my neighbourhood, there is a Yoshinkan instructor who seems to have built up a successfull little business in a short time. Besides running his normal Aikido class, he always has special courses going; self-defense, self-defense especially for women, Aikido for businessmen, special introductory courses, little one-day events, that sort of thing. He always has flyers ready and always comes up with something new. And there always seems to be a spillover from the special events to his regular class. Donīt know if the approach would work there, but it seems for him.
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