Hi Sean, I was wondering if you got my e-mail about some marketing materials.
I do know how you feel, I too am the only FMA instructor within a 30 mile radius in my area. But I don't consider that as a bad thing but as an opportunity. An untapped market ready for the picking. But I would like to talk to you more about putting together a marketing strategy that is cost effective. As you can see from your thread, that preety much 99% of the people agree w/my approach to starting up a small school. All I ask is that when you are ready to purchase those marketing materials that you consider me first.
Sean: Glad you are making use of our stuff. I'd be interested in seeing what you're doing, if you ever film it. Abecedarios, twirling, forms etc. If you get a chance, order a copy of the "Eskrimadors" Documentary, very well done, a good short history etc. You'll enjoy it. Where exactly are you? The DP uniforms are proprietary. They can be obtained, but shouldn't be worn with ranking belts from other styles or systems. Do you ever get to the midwest? We will probably be doing several more DVD's with Century in August.
Go to the group or styles page or if u look to the left of the homepage u may see my group on there. Click on Bahalana Multi-style escrima and hit join!
if you can ever make it out to nor cal please stop in. We would gladly share knowledge with you for next to nothin!
please check out some of the videos on my page?