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        James Lol. To be fair this could have happened regardless of style but reminds me I recently met a couple in their 60's. My martial arts came up in conversation and the fact that I am not yet a black belt. The gentleman i was speaking to with all seriousness informed me that his wife isca black sash in tai chi so i have a while to go before i could take her on. Rather than challenge her to a fight to the death i simply smiled and agreed that i had met more than my match 😅
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        Joe Bramblett Discourage less important activities like jobs, school or families.
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        Hermit I'm in small town, so you end up seeing them around most times. Some come back and the break did them good, some never come back. You can sometime see it in the student before they go, you know as soon as you hear them talking about a break that they won't be back. Try to keep a friendly relationship if you see them around, but don't talk about the club everytime you see them, we love to talk about our passion, but can seem pushy to other!
        On that note one thing that doesn't hurt is a summer break or a xmas break. As much as we all "should" practice over these times, sometimes it's just needed some time away to remember why you love to do these crazy things we do lol.
        My family has gotten totally immersed in our club, my son joined, I lasted 2 weeks on the sidelines then I had to get back into it (after about 20 yrs). My wife then started helping with the ofc, which she pretty much runs now, and she just got her yellow belt (she's been through some shoulder injuries and surgeries, so she has been limited off the mats until recently) so after running all through last summer (club shut down the summer before) with the exception of 2 weeks we were gone and 2 weeks at xmas, we're going on sometime like 19 months straight, and my son's really starting to hit that wall were he needs a break, can't blame him he's been a really good sport about it ! So it's time for a summer break! I said I wasn't practicing or teaching over the summer so the owner agreed to closing for the summer, just gonna run a couple self defence classes, maybe.. Gotta avoid getting summer gut, but gonna enjoy some free time!! and knowing me I'll be stircrazy to get back to it by sept, but hopefully it puts a bit more spark to my little guy, (not like he isn't gonna come flying at me with a sidekick everyday in the backyard anyway! lol).
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        Guillaume Chan Does being friend with them and regularly checking how they are doing count ?

        This is a tough issue. I would say that using social medias to keep contact with them is a good start and posting good content such as martial arts videos or technique demonstrations might keep them motivated.

        Not an answer but your topic makes me think of another close issue that would be interesting too. I do you make sure that your students who has been injured don't come back too soon with the risk of worsening their injury ?
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