Just read that the GM Parker's Santa Monica school had free rent for twenty years and that is why it lasted so long. I also know that the Pasadena school was a house converted into a dojo. Even my 109 school survived because rent money was very low. During the 1990's many groups were claiming success with contracts. But really it was the use of credit cards that made some clubs successful monetarily. With all the schools and clubs dying off in the U.S. I wonder is there really money in runnng a dojo?