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Old 03-03-2011, 08:44 AM   #20
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: How to Leave a Dojo?

I am interested in sincere students, not the "paycheck". I have been willing to work out arrangements with students having tough times financially. Speak honestly to your teacher and you might be surprised by the teacher's willingness to help you out. Many of us have been in similar spots in our lives and know what your position feels like. One of my students has yet to pay a cent, but has been a important presence in my dojo. The training has been "mind candy" for him during these difficult times and his presence has more than "made up" for any loss in revenue stream.

Good Luck!

marc abrams
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