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Old 12-02-2003, 03:13 PM   #13
Location: Auckland
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 971
New Zealand
I don't have much to add other than to endorse the beginners course strategy. Not so long after I started, the senior instructor at our dojo left and many of the advanced students that had been coming in to take instruction from him drifted away as a result, leaving the two new sensei with a dojo that was starting to flounder. A "six week beginners course" for a set fee solved the problem. It was really just a standard sunday class but the fact it was advertised as a beginners course made people much more comfortable about coming. Many who did are still training and formed the nucleus of the new dojo which is now flourishing (we're running out of space)

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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