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    Private lessons

    I have a lady that wants me to teach her and her 4 boys privately... 1 hour or so 1 day a week, what do U think I should charge.
    "All the skill in the world won't hold up to a real confrontation if you are too afraid to use it."

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    If you have to go to their house, factor in driving time and expenses.
    I charge 100-150 per hour. If it takes you 20-25 minutes to get there each way, you're almost working three hours. What is that time worth to you?
    Also remember that when you are giving privates, you need to look at it as part of your regular work day. Try to do this on a weekday. If it's on a Saturday or a Sunday, sometimes it gets in the way of plans, and you have a responsibility to your clients. If you have a full-time job, after awhile, this can be a severe drain on you.
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    Can I ask why you have a porn DVD link in your sig and why on earth you think that is appropriate?
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    150/hour sounds fair enough thats kinda what I was thinking thanks
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    again I ask you why someone who has been trained in Jook Lum Hong Long Pai would advertise porn dvds in his sig.

    What the hell is wrong with you?

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    Good eyes, Dale! I didn't even see that.
    ShadowSkill-I would definately remove that from your sig-especially if you are planning on teaching public. The world becomes very small and intimate when you are on the net. It can ruin your life.
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    I was under the impression that linking to adult content on this forum was grounds for banning? I mean, that's why Sanjuro has become the acknowledged master of successfully skirting the shoals of disaster...

    that said, to advertise publicly as a teacher and linking to pron? what an idiot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taai gihk yahn View Post
    I was under the impression that linking to adult content on this forum was grounds for banning? I mean, that's why Sanjuro has become the acknowledged master of successfully skirting the shoals of disaster...

    that said, to advertise publicly as a teacher and linking to pron? what an idiot...


    Maybe the lady that he is referring to wants a Different kind of lesson...

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    I do not believe $150 per hour is fair, especially if all youre doing is teaching these kids some drills and forms and such. On what basis do you feel that you are worth $150/hour? Will they even get 1-1 time with you or will you be partnering them up with themselves? For $150/hr you had better be prepared to let each one of them experience your profound martial skill for the entire hour.

    Most doctors (including many surgeons) dont make that much money in an hour, and Id imagine they are more qualified and certified in their field than you are in yours. And there are plenty of martial arts masters and grand masters out there that charge 1/2 to 1/3 that while also providing the most enriching experience a student could ask for at the same time...Can you do that? Can you do it 2-3 times better?

    In my opinion, be a little more humble and ask for something a little more realistic.

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    $150 is ridiculous. That's $600/month for 4 hours of training.

    You have an overinflated sense of your worth. ESPECIALLY if you are just a student, yourself.

    $25 to $30 hour is a working man's union wage. You seriously don't think you are more important than them do you?
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    AVG is 5 $ per hour per student.

    so timed by 5 students

    5x5= 25 $ total

    if 5 to 10$ per hour per student

    so 25 to 50 $ total

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    75 - 100 bucks an hour for a personal trainer is pretty standard.

    you have to offer a lot more than making someone sit in a stance though. lol

    if you have a method that is proven with results that can be measured and shown such as another personal trainer is expected to deliver, then charge what the market will bear.

    10 bucks a lesson is pretty much a thing of the past.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKiller View Post
    $150 is ridiculous. That's $600/month for 4 hours of training.

    You have an overinflated sense of your worth. ESPECIALLY if you are just a student, yourself.

    $25 to $30 hour is a working man's union wage. You seriously don't think you are more important than them do you?
    I believe that $30 an hour seems fair... train for about three hours and you got $90 in your pocket. IF you think you're worth than that than MAYBE 45-50 an hour, but DONT CHARGE MORE THAN THAT! As far as transportation time is concerned, either make them come to you or deal with it.
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    I charge $60 and hour, and have not found that to be out of sight for most, and helps pay for the gas, my time, and the knowledge you are getting.

    I also have special rates for more than a hour and offers deals where you buy 4 and you get one free or buy 8 and pay for 6.
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