What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system is on a sliding scale. As I teach private lessons to individuals, I can afford to charge what the student can afford to pay. Normally, I charge a new student $50 for one lesson per week, $40 each lesson for two lessons per week, and $30 each lesson for three lessons per week. This is my fee also for a pure fitness regimen with no self-defense.
My Corporate fees are based on negotiations between me and the Corporation.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The prospect and I, sit down and have a face to face meeting to see if we are compatible with each other.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
After being in my field of expertise for over 53 years, you would think I knew it all. But, I learn something new every time I train an individual. To me, learning never stops, but just makes me a better Instructor.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I just turned 18 years of age, I was in the US Air Force, back in 1963. We weren't required to learn self-defense, but I found a Judo school on the base and joined up. I started teaching in 1974 after realizing my potential as an Instructor candidate.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with all types of individuals on their fitness needs and self-defense needs. I work with churches to show them their most immediate security concerns. Some adults are actually bullied at work and I help them work through those bullying situations.
There are husbands who are abusing their wives and I help counsel and show the wives that they do not have to fear any man.
What I teach Adult parents, they can teach their own children.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be smart and check out all who make the claims that I make. It takes many years of training and actual experience to be a good teacher of the martial arts.
As a Grandmaster of three different martial arts, I teach Masters how to be Grandmasters; I teach black belts how to be Masters; I teach students how to be teachers.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
My personal security system of reality-combat is called Sungja-Do and was formed back in the days before MMA fighting was popular. My business of weaponless-security goes back to 1998 when I was in charge of a team of "bouncers" at a large country-western nightclub in Oklahoma. Since that time I have worked as Hotel security in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for one year and also as weapon-less security for a manufacturing company in Darlington County.
I have taught weaponless-security to Law Enforcement personnel in Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
I believe that if I am allowed to teach 3 or 4 Academic Teachers to be Instructors within their school system, then the whole school system within our local communities can be served at a minimum of cost to the system and Taxpayer,
If I teach 5, and they each teach 5, then we have 25 who understand and can teach the core of my teaching syllabus to others in the County Academic School Systems.