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Old 06-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #39
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Re: signing a contract

David Maidment wrote: View Post
Then in that case I would look elsewhere unless you feel comfortable enough in the dojo that you think you'll be happy there for 12 months.

Legal action seems a bit harsh, but you also said that you've had until now to 'sample' the dojo, so it's perhaps a fair-enough proposal. The McDojos that [literally] knock on my door won't even let you watch a class before you hand over hundreds of pounds to them.

If your sensei never approached you with a contract, do you think you would have continued training there for several months to come? For me, that would indicate my answer.
Yes. Because if I decided I didn't like it or there were things that popped up that I couldn't live with, I could leave. If I had joined, I would have had to stay or pay as if I were there. And it would seem there might be other hidden costs or obligations that I wouldn't know to ask about, even if I could ask, before signing the contract.
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