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Old 01-02-2014, 03:55 PM   #4
Dojo: Kokikai Aikido Boston
Location: Boston
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 121
Re: Build it They Will Come...Or not

It is good of you to try to help. I'd start by asking everyone how they heard about the dojos. There are tons of free online directories, a Page on Facebook is very easy to set up, could easily be done in an hour. Craigslist posting works well. Posters can work. Demos, could work in a way because the advertising could bring in more people. Anyone who makes it yo the demo is usually very interested in joining. Ask people to jump in and participate. As for your head instructor, it would be good to have his blessing before embarking on this, but, it is a very big job that he has and he or she would probably welcome some help! I am probably corresponding with potential students, current students, and former students on a daily basis, not to mention leading classes, sending e-mails, advertisements, etc...etc...
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