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Has the economy had an efect on your dojo?

If it has what is the schools responce? Lower fees, or more flexable terms, hours, or more services? It is increasingly more inportant to keep a positive atmospher in the dojo. Apollo is right. We need to be a refuge from the cares of the day to day stresses in the world. It is increasingly more important to keep a positive atmospher in the dojo. Apollo is right. We need to be a refuge from the cares of the day to day stresses in the world.

Asked By: SiFu frank - 4/30/2008
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In general, we are having the best year since 2000, when the world didn't end with the Y2k bug. The war in Iraq had much more of an impact on business than the sub-prime credit crash. January is always our biggest month for new enrollments and we had a great month at both of our clubs this year. I think the numbers... More
Answered By: Apollo - 5/2/2008
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What i know is that the dojo where i used to go goes from worse to worst due the high taxes (Greece).Too bad....its the only ninjutsu dojo around here...
Answered By: TheFasm4 - 4/30/2008
 
Luckily for me, I merely teach in parks or at private residences, otherwise, I am sure I would be feeling the pinch. My sifu certainly is, as higher gas prices coupled with rising food prices and an ever-weakening dollar has caused many students and/or their parents to begin making cut-backs. Unfortunately for my sifu... More
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Answered By: Steel - 4/30/2008
 
if experience has taught me anything is that money is usually the last reason that people cut out of class. I can only advise to maybe to come out with the club a little more posters demonstrations in public etc... it's what worked when we started our capoeira club
Answered By: peter gunn - 4/30/2008
 
As of yet, we have not made any changes, and I don't think that we are planning on it either. We haven't had students leave because of it, but we are seeing a small decline in new sign-ups. That may or may not be because of the economy, it is usually a little slow near the end of the school year. Traditionally May... More
Answered By: dzpmantis - 4/30/2008
 
It hasn't yet, but then, the economy hasn't really crashed around here yet. The county I live in is still growing, albeit slower than it used to, but there is still growth. The housing market is all that has really been affected so far... More
Answered By: capitalctu - 4/30/2008
 
Hello Frank... More
Answered By: phillip c - 4/30/2008
 
since i'm not privy to my gym's financials, I have no idea.
Answered By: Bluto Blutarsky48 - 4/30/2008
 
my dojo has had to be on it's toes concerning memberships, rates, class times and content ever since it's inception. additionally, i live in Michigan, so we have had to tighten our belts for quite some time now. our "bread and butter" has always been Judo, Jujitsu, boxing and Escrema, but we have had to run aerobics... More
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Answered By: freeD - 4/30/2008
 
The economy is having an effect on me be able to open up a dojo... More
Answered By: Sensei - 4/30/2008
 
In my gym, we can now buy package deals, and take more classed per week, for less money. I don't know how it has affected my school financially, but for me, it has been positive.
Answered By: Jesse K - 4/30/2008
 
The place where I usto go is closing down cause of this... It suck's, now I have to rely on my ability's to make new things to practice so I can still learn one way or another T_T
Answered By: Ryuu [wonder's] - 5/3/2008
 
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