I have set up my school through the local university. It has a few drawbacks to a commercial school, but the fact that I can teach my art and allow my students to affordably train makes up for it. The school is open to students and non-students alike, and I generally have between 15-20 people. Because i have to bring all of my equipment to each class It makes it difficult to tote around things like a Kamiza. So last year my students got together pitched in their money and built me a small portable kamiza it has room in it for certificates to be stored when there is a testing. For the past year when i show up one of my students greets me and takes and sets up the Kamiza. This is all stuff they have done on their own initiative. I am extremely lucky to have the students that I do. They truly honor me by allowing me to teach them. This year a group of them got together and built me a portable weapons rack. It holds 22 bos or 11 bos and a variety of other weapons. I'm excited to use it, it was an extremely thoughtful gift.
Anyway, it made me feel good and I thought I'd share some of my warm-fuzzies with the story. I hope you all have a happy holidays.