Re: Poll: How important is running an aikido dojo as a business?
So Matthew, my excellent teachers in extremely stable non-professional dojos who even get invited to the States to teach seminars don't count? :-o
Things just don't operate like that here. You can't run your dojo as a business; too few people will want to pay much more than they do in other places, where excellent teachers teach for free.
There must be examples of reasonably big ans certainly stable, non-disapperaing non-professional dojos in the States also. Does someone have an example or two?