Well, I finally made the decision to stop teaching. This will be the second time for me. I left my first sifu after a dozen years or so back in the 90s. After a long time away from martial arts, I came back to Wing Chun in the fall of '07 ...about the same time I joined this forum. At the urging of my instructor, in 2009 I began teaching again with a small group at a YMCA. Then we added weekend classes at a local park, and finally begin renting space, first at a dance studio and then at a nearby boxing gym. Well, It's been fun ...mostly, and I did bring a few guys up through the ranks to instructor level, but as enrollment stayed low, and rent, insurance, and association dues kept going up, a lot of the joy faded away. Meanwhile, the workload at my day-job has increased (though not the pay -- I'm a high school teacher). So this month I moved out of the gym, stopped paying the association dues, and stopped accepting new students. I'm still training a couple of the core group of guys privately, and I'm thinking about trying to find time to do some other things in my life too. I'll be 64 this summer, and maybe it's time for some younger guys to shoulder the burden and carry the torch for a while.