As far as the adult karate classes are concerned, the attendance has not been great and we're actually seeing a few people dropping out. Not good. It's not good from the business stand point, but it also makes wonder what we're doing wrong. Please do let us know if there is anything we can do to make our dojo/program better. And please, PLEASE bring your friends/family/coworkers to the class. "Word of the mouth" has been our best advertising vehicle until now (though Yelp! is actually catching up to it rapidly...) so we are counting on you!
We've been focusing on lateral (sideways) shifting lately. It's kind of counter-intuitive (that you don't feel as safe as shifting back, and you don't feel as strong or determined as moving in) but when it works, it works like a magic. Maybe a few more classes of this, and then we move on to something else... perhaps blocking?
National seminar and tournament in about 2 weeks... Are you ready (asking myself, though I know the answer...)??