3rd Black Belt
- Jul 5, 2007
- Reaction score
- Southern Kalifornia
Charge whatever you like.Should I charge the market rate?
Should I charge what I can make in a differnet enviroment? i.e. What Iamke an hour plus the benefit cost as an engineer.
Are you going to be teaching engineering?
Should I charge only what a person can pay? i.e. A lot for those who have osme money or little for those have none, or more for thsoe who smoke as if they can afford a pack of cigarettes then they are better off spending the money for the private, or the people who buy $5 coffees and spend about $50 to $75 an week on coffee - I mean if you can spend that much a week on coffee or cigarettes then why not for someone's time to teach you something you hopefully enjoying.
I do agree with this. Most peoples priorities are completely screwed up.
In the past, I've paid an arm & a leg for training and I was also making alot of money working, but now that I'm going back to school full-time, I'm really happy that I've found a very good Silat teacher that makes plenty of money in his actual occupation & therefore doesn't charge so much. Also, my training group is very small, never more than three of us, teacher not included, so it's practically private.
I personally don't think that you can put a price on martial arts such as these. Strip Mall Tae Kwon Leap, on the other hand, can charge what they like. But arts like these can be simply ruined by folks being overly concerned over the whole money thing, especially those that try to make a living off of teaching MAs. I'll never put money before the Art. If someone wants to learn and can't quite afford the asking price, then we work something out. Commitment is paramount, money is a distant second. $50/hr? I could never rationalize that. It's just ridiculous, & I could care less what the "market rate" is, & neither should anyone else. Real martial arts are too personal to apply Capitalism to.
JMO, of course.