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Old 03-02-2011, 04:47 PM   #3
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Re: How to Leave a Dojo?

I agree with Henry: Talk with your teacher. If you truly love your dojo and enjoy the training and people, it likely shows and the teacher and students you leave will be affected by your departure.

By all means, see if something can be worked out. Your teacher may be interested in accepting volunteer time (maintenance, assisting in the kids' classes, etc.) from you in lieu of dues until you are financial able to return to paying the fees.

I've always been cash-poor myself, and when I was training daily in a karate school, they let me help out at the desk, work with kids, clean, do computer membership data input, you name it, in exchange for my membership dues. The only fees I paid were for rank tests. I never would have been able to afford the training otherwise.

So, ask!
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