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Old 03-03-2011, 04:56 PM   #30
Dojo: Kokikai Aikido Boston
Location: Boston
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 121
Re: How to Leave a Dojo?

I've had students ask for a lower rate when they started. It is not an easy task asking for lower rate, but consider this, I am a dojo head and I think any money is much better than none at all. Also, it is always better to have more students. I really think you'd be helping the dojo if you stayed on. Maybe you can do something for the dojo. Maybe you can offer to put up lots of posters or something you can do to make up for the fact that you're not paying as much. If you bring in some new students, that may even help the dojo more. Who knows, a student you are working with may stay at the dojo because they enjoy working with you. I don't see that leaving does any good. What you do is up to you, but I feel it is important to accept compromise in our outside lives and our Aikido lives as well.
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