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    Wing Chun & Jeet Kune Do

    I don't have any interest in past arguments. I have nothing to do with it and don't want to have anything to do with it :( What is a fiat statement? If by proof you mean things that are available on the internet then I think personal experience is worth much more than that. There isn't much...
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    "No Outside Game," or Another Thread About Hybrid Arts

    I find it difficult to believe that EB was a BJJ practitioner at the time of this fight, do you have anything to support it?
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    Wing Chun & Jeet Kune Do

    I haven't been on the forum very long so I don't follow most of your long post. But this bit again has me confused and a bit disturbed (sorry can't think of a better word) :confused: You seem to be saying that I have half said points 1 and 2 above "I haven't seen Hazardi post on the complete...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    When tax will by its imposition end the economic activity that it seeks to exploit, then that tax is not worth putting your head above the parapet in order to acknowledge. It seems pretty stupid to volunteer to end the value you bring to others just because you have a burning desire to comply...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Actually my friend, as long as the alternative use is possible, there is no opportunity cost. The alternative is always an option until the money or time is spent. There are always potential circumstances where alternative use will be preferable. This is the essence of the understanding of...
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    Wing Chun & Jeet Kune Do

    Hi Geezer, I think you are correct. But what disturbed me about the situation is that Juany has been arguing pretty forcefully about WSL VT and often using his experience with Gary Lam as evidence that his opinion matters. The point picked up by LFJ makes me question that to the point where I...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Opportunity cost is only accrued when money or time is spent. Before that point the option to do otherwise is still available, and so no opportunity cost :) In general it is more sensible to keep options open rather than closing them, and to use money to make other money for as long as...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I'm advocating not making extra work for myself over something trivial. If friends wish to give me gifts of cash after we spend a bit of time learning VT then great :). Taxing it would only make it disappear.
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    Fighting Large Grapplers

    As a female it makes sense to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu- nothing else will give you the kind of advantage that system can give over an unaware male attacker. It is a very counter intuitive way of fighting and gives you options from the kind of bad positions you are likely to end up in if you are...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    In addition to having the option of making your money work for you until you decide to part with it (therefore keeping it longer being better), there is also the opportunity cost of paying monthly. I prefer to keep my money until I have received the goods or services I want so that I do not...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I don't think necessary or desirable to set up as a visible business when all I want to do is teach some VT to friends or train with likeminded people. I have other visible ways in which to earn a relevant income. It seems silly to make such tiny sums visible to the government, involving more...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Neither in Europe, but it's not visible so..
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    When we talk about teaching some hobby like martial arts, I would ask "what is tax"?
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    No burden on the instructor that I can think of apart from turning up and delivering the lesson :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Glad someone does the same, seems a lot of very serous martial arts business owners here on the forum. I am not suggesting doing it this way for profit :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    No need to track anything :). Accounting? :confused: Just take cash and put what remains after hiring the room in your pocket. If not enough to cover hiring the room then stop.
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    It doesn't require a lot of management to charge peope when they show up :) Depends on the type of student. In my experience pay monthly is offputting to the kind of student I want.
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    "No Outside Game," or Another Thread About Hybrid Arts

    Ok feel free to post your video, I am sorry that I don't have :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    This is not true, there are many ways for you to earn interest on money you can access quickly. Putting it in the bank is the last thing you should do at the present time :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I don't think that running a business is a bad thing, just that running a martial arts teaching business is often a bad thing. MA very different to medicine because results are difficult to measure for most people in normal lives. Again the charging method makes a big difference to the kind of...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Not really on the martial talk forum :) I am sure if you put your very experienced mind to it you will think of a way ;)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Depends who you want to teach really. The way you set it up determines who will come. People should be paid depending upon how others value what they do. Making a business of MA is inviting lowered standards, low quality students, and so on. Depends what is most important to you, how you...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I think you are mistaken :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I tend to think that martial arts is full of frauds, and that there are very few decent teachers. Given this I feel that personal trust and lack of a financial motive is very important. Plus there are so many easier and better ways to make money than teaching MA- in the end why bother, better to...
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Why would anyone have their money in place not earning interest :confused:
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I think a good idea with science classes, but a bad idea with martial arts classes :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Everyone is earning interest with time, unless they are mismanaging their finances?
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    Experience ;) It isn't sensible to pay in advance if you can avoid it.
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    It is always beneficial in any financial transaction to pay later rather than earlier. Keeping your own money in your own pocket for the maximum time is advantageous. If your students don't recognise this then I would say they are not like people I have experience of :)
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    2 Hour Intro to Wing Chun Class

    I would say the opposite is the case. Lots of peope start payment plans for gyms, leasure activities and martial arts and never or rarely attend. This is because they like the idea of it but don't like the reality. Later they cancel their payment. If you work the opposite way around, make the...
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