I saw this Ad on the website that I used to promote the workshop that we had last Saturday. I shake my head in disbelief:
"I am in search of a martial arts student/teacher that is willing to teach basics to two 5 year olds near in mississauga near mavis and eglington. Willing to offer $6/hour. Please email me. Dont need to be a qualified teacher at all."
I think it's funny that "Mavis and Eglington" is literally a block away from the studio that we had our workshop at. And $6/hour to teach your five year old self defense? You cheap @#%$$#@!!! Min wage here is $10/hour! Not that I was going to start teaching 5 year olds JKD, but the value of learning Martial Arts is so low in people's minds, no wonder MA schools struggle to keep the doors open!
Our workshop was $20 for 3 hours. Which equals $6.67/hour, and we had 3 instructors on hand!! We weren't looking to make money, just looking for interested new practitioners, and I think we found some good ones!
I could rant forever on this, but I think I'll leave it at that.
I'd love to hear some opinions on this ad, or the topic in general.
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