Would you buy your coach a cup of coffee every day?
I think it worthwhile putting the whole 'training or membership fee' concept, into some kind of perspective.
Let's say the average cost for training is around $100 per month - cheap I know - but we'll use that as a base-point. This comes down to about $3.30 pr day - to belong to a club, receie all the tuiton, and use any faciities the club/academy may provide.
Now, the last time I checked, this is about the price of a cup of coffee, bought down the street.
In any teacher.student relationship - you would have to agree that to buy the teacher one cup of coffee every day, would represent a pretty good deal for the benefits received in return. Thats' right - ONE CUP OF COFFE A DAY! So next time, you are wondering whether you are getting a good deal for the training you are getting - ask yourself - are you getting value from your teacher that is commensurate with buying him a cup of coffee every day?
Many people swear that their martial arts training has changed their lives ... but quite often, these ver same peole, want to put their memberships on 'hold' while they get over their flu or go on holidays ... come one ... if you value the relationship you have with your teacher, think about buying him (or her) the cup of coffee every day - even on thse days when you have a dose of the flu.It's all a matter of Perspective!