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    thanks

    hello,
    I would like to thank everyone that responded. I am greatful that so many people have taken the time to give excellent advise based on there experience.
    matt
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    I read your artilces on your website, thank you...

    I read your artilces on your website, thank you for sharing them. I liked reading several of them very much. I look forward to meeting you when you have a chance to stop by.
    matt
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    Sure feel free to stop by. Your overseas now? ...

    Sure feel free to stop by. Your overseas now? where are you? which style do you train?
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    thanks for the compliment. I really did spend...

    thanks for the compliment. I really did spend alot of time and effort into making the studio a place that I would enjoy working out in and help foster the right environment for productive practice....
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    The sandwhich board is another great idea. ...

    The sandwhich board is another great idea. Thanks for the complement on the studio.
    matt
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    Thanks for the tips. Most of those are ideas I...

    Thanks for the tips. Most of those are ideas I hadn't even considered. Those are exactly the types of things I need to be doing.
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    thanks, I have put a lot of time and effort into...

    thanks, I have put a lot of time and effort into the studio and really look forward to practicing there.
    matt wolfson
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    The website is a work in progress. I will add...

    The website is a work in progress. I will add the information shortly. I have been practicing kenpo for 18 years, under John Anderson for most of them. Mr. Anderson was a direct student of...
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    New Dojo in Pittsburgh

    Hello,
    I have recently opened my dojo in Pittsburgh and am having trouble recruiting new students. I dont have a large budget to advertise and quite frankly dont want a large number of students....
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    I have had the same problem. He responded...

    I have had the same problem. He responded immediately at first and now he will not return emails period. I have been waiting for two months now. When he was responding to emails he was giving the...
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    Having watched it again. it sure does look like...

    Having watched it again. it sure does look like the ref head butted him when he grabbed him by the throat. Whether he was out from the head butt is debatable, If we where to take a vote on it I...
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    He looked out/stunned to me. he seemed to be...

    He looked out/stunned to me. he seemed to be pretty much limp when he hit the floor.
    matt wolfson
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    what did he do?

    HEllo,
    If you follow the link and watch the video, this man(ref) does some type of stun/knock out when he touches the persons neck at the 12 second mark. Is this sometype of bracial plexus stun? ...
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    dojo construction

    Hello,
    I have been bitten by the building bug. Here are some pictures of the two schools i have built. the first couple of pictures are of my private studio, the rest are of a project that I am...
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    making progress

    Things have taken longer than expected. I am nearly done though. Flooring is going in now. www.cs.pitt.edu/~wolfson/karate/karate/index.htm
    matt wolfson
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    I do give credence to the psychological domience...

    I do give credence to the psychological domience however I did notice that when it came down to throwing blows the kung fu kids stances and form went right out the window. The other kid just plan...
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    He died in March 2002 and I do not know if he...

    He died in March 2002 and I do not know if he appointed a sucessor. He very well might have but I dont think so. I know that he does have two son's but am not sure either is overseeing the...
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    Indirectly trained by him

    My teacher ( John Anderson) trained with him for several years well stationed on Okinawa in the early 70's while with the marines and continued to take instruction from Mr. Odo over the years. I...
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    "have a good plan that covers everyone in the...

    "have a good plan that covers everyone in the dojo and driving to it. It also covers social events and all classes at a very reasonable price. For 50 students or so its like 500$ a year and you will...
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    Thank you for the information. I was curious if...

    Thank you for the information. I was curious if your insurance covers the people that lease mat time from you, or do you require them to carry there own? I am having a problem coming up with a...
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    Very nice. I like the look. I was curious as to...

    Very nice. I like the look. I was curious as to the flooring. Is that plywood that has been varnished? Also I see you offer multiple styles, how is that done? you lease space to others?
    Matt...
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    the first building was designed so that the floor...

    the first building was designed so that the floor would flex. There is a 23 foot span between the floor joist supports. The floor is firm but has a nice spring to it when taking a fall. The...
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    Here is athe URL to pictures of the schools and...

    Here is athe URL to pictures of the schools and progress I have made.

    http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~wolfson/karate/karate/index.htm

    Also I am having trouble coming up with a name. I will be opening...
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    I agree but would also like to point out that...

    I agree but would also like to point out that most people are afraid of physical confrontation, even in a structured environment like the dojo. It is a much smaller subset of students that would be...
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    There are several ranges or modes of fighting. ...

    There are several ranges or modes of fighting.
    Long distance=boxing/kickboxing/ alot of traditional karate styles.
    Midrange = knees/elbows/headbutts/clinch (Mauy thai? or that an...
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