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Old 03-02-2011, 05:04 PM   #5
sakumeikan
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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Re: How to Leave a Dojo?

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Thank you for the considerate and quick replies.

Part of my problem is that I can't imagine asking. Most of the dues-paying members already help out with a ton of volunteer work. I don't think I should get any special treatment. And I'm really uncomfortable with talking about my finances.
In this financial climate people are having a bad time[bankers excluded].
You might consider talking to your teacher and explaining your position.Perhaps a combination of lower fees / doing some tasks might be an option?In any case you never know when your financial situation could change[hopefully for the better].Personally I would much prefer a student to keep in the dojo even if it meant I would lose some revenue.It is not always a question of cash---
Joe.
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